New Malden, Greater London
£25,000 - £30,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Position: Trusts and Foundations Officer

Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer of Korea Future Initiative

Based at: We have offices in London and Seoul, but welcome applicants from any location.

Contract: Full-time, 9am - 5pm.

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 PAYE. Freelancers considered.



We are Korea Future Initiative (KFI). We investigate and obtain the hard evidence needed to underpin future accountability on North Korea through comprehensively documenting current human rights violations, identifying alleged perpetrators, and exposing patterns of gross and systematic abuse.

KFI is a fast-growing start-up with offices in London and Seoul. The charity has been successful over the last couple of years in being awarded some substantial and game-changing grants. We would like to build on these successes by establishing a strong pipeline of trusts and foundations who give annual and multi-year grants.

We will accept applications from any location.


Overall aim and objectives of the post

We want to boost our in-house fundraising capacity to help KFI grow from a small start-up into an effective, well-renowned self-sustaining organisation by consistently growing our restricted and unrestricted income year on year from trusts and foundations.

If you are a fundraising professional with at least one year of experience of trusts and foundations fundraising in the social justice and/or human rights sectors, this is an excellent opportunity to take on a challenging, yet highly rewarding role supporting KFI’s work. As part of a small, ambitious team you will be responsible for expanding income streams from trusts and foundations and administering ongoing grants.

Job Description

  • Research and identify trusts, foundations and other grant-givers with the propensity to support the work of KFI and adding them to our pipeline of potential prospects.

  • Develop and submit high-quality proposals to small, medium, and large trusts, foundations, and institutional funders in the UK and overseas.

  • Contacting trusts and foundations and other grant-givers in order to cultivate new donor prospects and to strengthen relationships with existing supporters.

  • Work with the senior management team to create robust cases for support.

  • Organise donor cultivation events and meetings to attract new supporters and keep existing funders updated as to KFI’s impact.

  • Provide administrative support to prepare timely and accurate reports to funders.


Essential skills and experience

  • At least 1 year of experience working in a busy fundraising function either as part of a small team or part of a larger organisation, ideally including experience of administering grants.

  • Demonstrated commitment to the values and mission of KFI

  • Experience in researching trusts, foundations, and other grant-giving organisations/institutes.

  • Knowledge of the human rights sector. Experience of successfully fundraising from trusts, foundations and/or statutory bodies who support human rights.

  • Demonstrable experience of writing and editing high-quality written content. 

  • Korean-language fluency is desirable.


  • Are friendly with a positive attitude

  • Have demonstrable experience of producing high-quality written content.

  • Have a track record of working under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

  • Are highly organised, able to act on own initiative and meet deadlines

  • Are creative and confident in putting forward and discussing new ideas

  • Have the capacity to work collaboratively and constructively in a small team with an entrepreneurial feel

  • Are keen to build and develop the role as suits the needs of the organisation


We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or learning), LGBTQI+ or relationship status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, gender or social class. We particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates.


Application Process and Deadline

Applicants should submit a 1-page cover letter with a CV to the CEO. Applications close March 31st. We expect to interview early April for a mid April to early May start.

Posted on: 05 March 2021
Closed date: 31 March 2021
Tags: Fundraising

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