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Trusts Officer

London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£35,965 per year
Job description

Hybrid (minimum of 2 days per week in-person working)

Looking for a great next step in your fundraising career? We have an excellent opportunity for you to join our high performing Trusts and Statutory team as a Trusts Officer. 

Building networks, understanding what motivates our supporters, and aligning our programmes to their grantmaking strategies is key to our growth plans for Major Gifts. Partnering with grantmaking trusts and foundations is fundamental in helping Parkinson’s UK to deliver the impact we want to see for people affected by Parkinson's. As a Trusts Officer, you will be a part of our dynamic and high performing Major Gifts and Special Events team. We have a well established programme raising circa £5 million a year across the department to fund our vital work but big ambitions to grow that further by 2025. This year is a really exciting time to join as we embark on Parkinson’s UK’s £12m Nurse Appeal.

About the role

This role is part of the trusts and statutory team of eight. In this role you will coordinate trust fundraising activity within a large portfolio of funders, identifying trusts and foundation prospects and writing high quality proposals and reports in collaboration with supportive colleagues in the team and across the charity. It is a permanent, full time position with an established portfolio of four and five figure trust donors, and the opportunity to grow this significantly in the coming years. Together with our other Trusts Officer, you’ll oversee the small trusts programme of regular supporters, create tailored approaches to bigger funders in your portfolio, and support other team projects and cultivation events.

What you’ll do

  • Cultivate strong working relationships with a portfolio of trust and foundation supporters increasing their engagement with and support of the charity.

  • Maintain an active portfolio of small and mid-sized trust funders, and research new trusts increasing your own portfolio. 

  • Create clear and concise proposals and reports for trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including for project and region-specific funding requests.

  • Identify the most appropriate approaches for specific trusts and opportunities to increase giving and secure multi-year gifts, thanking promptly and appropriately.

What you’ll bring

  • Ability to manage a large portfolio of contacts, working autonomously and managing a diverse workload with appropriate time management, planning and prioritisation

  • Excellent research and writing skills to write persuasive copy capable of securing four or five-figure gifts from charitable trusts and foundations.

  • Ability to work effectively with a range of internal and external people, including trust administrators and trustees, influencing them to support new projects through written proposals, meetings, site visits and calls.

  • Knowledge of the requirements of trust funders, the principles of bid-writing and effective project reporting.

  • Knowledge of the trust fundraising environment in the UK, especially those supporting health causes, welfare, disability and scientific research.

Please apply through our careers portal on our website via the Apply button, with your CV alongside a supporting statement outlining how you meet the ‘What you’ll bring’ criteria of the job description.  

Whilst this is advertised as a full-time position, we are committed to being flexible in our roles and would consider part-time working and compressed hours. Please specify in your supporting statement if you are interested in a specific working pattern.

If you would like an informal conversation to find out more about the role please contact us.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 18 June at our London Office.

Anyone can get Parkinson’s. It’s vital that the people who work for Parkinson’s UK are representative of our diverse community. We actively encourage people from all sections of the community to apply, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation, or religion.

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Posted on: 27 May 2024
Closed date: 10 June 2024 at 08:00
Tags: Communications, PR, Fundraising, Business Development