We are looking for an exceptional Fundraising Officer to join a friendly and dynamic team to support The Horse Trust's ambitious fundraising goals.
Role can be homebased with some travel to the Trust. Flexibile hours will also be considered.
- Proactively identify potential funders (major donors, trusts and foundations and corporates) for projects and core support of The Horse Trust and lead them through the solicitation process.
- To develop relationships with grant making Trusts, Foundations and major gift individuals.
- Ensure records are fully up to date with all compliant information.
- To attend meetings with existing and potential funders, to record meetings as required.
- Researching new major donor prospects adding potential donors to the database to be included in the rolling programme of applications.
- Organising and delivering engagement events for Trusts and major donors.
- To provide updates and project reports to Trusts, Foundations and major donors as required evidencing the impact of their funding.
- To report monthly activity to the Director of Fundraising and Marketing on performance against objectives and to demonstrate KPIs are on target.
Person Specification to include:
- Understanding of major gift fundraising including prospect research, due diligence screening, application writing and submission and donor pipeline management.
- Ability to put together funding bids with the ability to write compelling funding applications and cases for support
- Understanding of fundraising processes, donor relations and high value fundraising principles.
- Excellent analytical and research skills with the ability to read and analyse data.
About The Horse Trust
The Horse Trust, the oldest horse charity in the world, was established in 1886 to help the plight of the working horses of London. Set amongst the rolling Chiltern Hills, The Horse Trust provides a sanctuary for the retirement and respite of modern-day working horses from the Police, Military, Royal Mews and other charities such as Riding for the Disabled and Horse Rangers as well as caring for equines rescued locally from abuse or neglect and in need of urgent care. In addition to providing a retirement sanctuary for 142 animals, The Horse Trust Charity is committed to promoting equine health and welfare through training professionals and funding ethical scientific research to reduce disease and suffering for the UK equine population.