Closing in 5 days
Stanmore, Greater London (Hybrid)
£28,000 - £33,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, Flexible, Full-time
Actively Interviewing
Job description



Trust Fundraising Officer

Salary: £28,000 - £33,000 FTE Dependent on fundraising experience.

Hybrid Working – This role is 2/3 days in the office in Stanmore, North London, 2/3 days at home (if full time).


Working pattern: This role is offered up to full time, but you can do it part-time, term-time, school hours, flexible hours or something else –talk to us about what’s going to suit you. The only thing we can’t accommodate is working on the Jewish Sabbath (Friday sundown to Saturday sundown) or Jewish holidays.


About Norwood


Norwood is the largest Jewish charity in the UK supporting vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and people with learning disabilities and autism. We were founded in 1795.


The projects you’ll most likely be fundraising for are:


Adult residential care for people with learning disabilities – we have 17 homes around London, as well as a residential village, Ravenswood in Berkshire, where we have another 19. Because the basics are funded by the local authority, we mostly fundraise for capital development for these, ranging from a new, accessible bathroom, to a whole new building.


Children and family services for children with learning disabilities: support groups for parents of children with special needs, speech therapy, occupational therapy, educational psychology, specialist teaching. Short-breaks, including overnight, Sunday clubs and holiday camps for children with learning challenges and disabilities. Social work, and family support teams.


What you will do as the Trust Fundraising Officer at Norwood


Trusts research – working alongside the Prospect Research Volunteer to identify opportunities. We have been around a long time, so a lot of this is working through the trusts on our database, as well as regular projects for example to look at the funders of similar charities, work through an online trusts database, and keep up to date with email alerts.


Trust applications – you will gather project information, curate it, and write it up into informative, engaging, beautiful applications, giving trusts the opportunity to fund our work. Your work will focus on bids of up to £5,000.


Trust relationships – you will build relationships through face-to-face meetings, service visits, calls, emails, letters, thanking etc. We’re a much-loved community organisation, and you’ll be the face of it for the trusts that you manage.


Reporting – you’ll gather the information, photos and stories to compile reports that give funders real insight into what they’ve achieved.


Organisational knowledge – develop and maintain your knowledge of Norwood services and build relationships with service managers, the ‘boots on the ground’, who you’ll need to give you up-to-date information.


Support the rest of the team – to gain experience, you’ll support other members of the team in their work, whether that’s gathering information for an application, proof-reading a report, or helping with a service visit. In particular, you’ll support on bids over £5,000 to prepare you for either promotion or your next role.


Building and maintaining team processes – we all help with this, whether it’s improving our Raiser’s Edge dashboard, taking minutes at the team meeting, or creating a new template to help project staff with case study gathering. This project work adds variety, and we’re always open to new ideas.



The skills and experience you’ll need, might be useful, and what you don’t need


Strong writing skills

Strong research skills

Proficiency in using Word, Excel, Outlook and video calling, e.g. scheduling a meeting, holding a Zoom/Teams meeting

Record keeping – if it’s not on the database, it didn’t happen!

Using new computer software, thinking about what data you can put into it, and get out of it to make your work efficient

How to prioritise your tasks and manage your time

Experience working in an office environment

Experience working with a team, e.g. sharing out work, delegating, supporting



Verbal communication skills, e.g. for donor meetings and calls

Experience using a database e.g. Raisers Edge or Salesforce (we use Raisers Edge)

Experience in a charity environment


What you don’t need

A university degree

Fundraising experience – we’d love it if you do, but if you’re willing to learn, we can teach you

To be Jewish – only one member of the team is

A car


This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure. Norwood is a disability confident employer. This means we are committed to employing people with disabilities.

For more information, and to apply, please read the attached Job Pack.

Timings – please apply by 9am Thursday 23 June 2022.


Application resources
Refreshed on: 23 June 2022
Closing date: 08 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: Lond1
Tags: Fundraising