Every day in the UK, 15 babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth.
Sands is the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity and exists to reduce the number of babies dying and to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, before, during or shortly after birth.
Sands is recruiting a Senior Trusts Fundraiser to lead on the establishment of a robust portfolio of Trusts and foundations, and to periodically support statutory funding bids. This is a key role which will enable Sands to meet our aim to diversify and grow our income over the next 5 years. The post-holder will be able to make a significant impact on the work that Sands does in supporting bereaved parents and saving babies lives, including our research projects and providing bereavement training for healthcare professionals.
In this exciting and high-profile role, you will lead on writing trust applications, managing our existing portfolio and providing an in-house consultancy service. You will also work closely with other Sands teams, Directors and colleagues within the Fundraising Team to develop a framework for, and reporting on the progress of Trust fundraising.
You will be highly results-orientated, and will have proven experience of developing and implementing trust fundraising programmes together with a proven record of securing significant grants from Trusts and other grant-making bodies.
Demonstrable experience of researching trust funding opportunities is essential, as well as experience of prospect research using a variety of tools and techniques.
With excellent verbal and written communication skills for a wide range of audiences, you will have experience of telephone pitching and making presentations. You will also have considerable relationship management experience and effective influencing skills.
You will be highly organised and be able to meet tight deadlines under pressure. A real team player, you will have strong IT skills including experience of using a fundraising database.
This is a rewarding role which offers a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to the work of Sands.