Closing date: 14th July 2020 at 11.30pm.
Interviews: 21st and 22nd July 2020
Do you have proven experience of building relationships with, and fundraising from, Trusts, Foundations, Lottery or similar bodies? Then join Shelter as a Fundraising Executive - Trusts and Foundations and you could soon be playing a key role in raising vital funds to support our work which is needed more than ever.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. And, in the middle of a pandemic, our services have seen demand soar. Thousands more people are facing uncertainty and, as the impact on individual finances and the economy continues to emerge, sadly the number of people facing homelessness is likely to grow. Fundraising have never been more important. Join us and together we can prevent more people from losing their homes.
About the Role
Building and managing relationships with a varied portfolio of trusts and foundations to secure gifts of £5,000 or more is the challenge here. That will include warm, lapsed and new trusts with a variety of funding interests, relationship management needs and application requirements. Accordingly, you’ll need to research, correspond, contact and meet with funders to build relationships ahead of submitting applications. And, for restricted applications, you’ll work with colleagues across Shelter to ensure each application meets our strategic objectives. Ensuring gifts from your portfolio are acknowledged in a timely manner will be important too, as will maintain a positive relationship with funders between applications. Managing regular mailings, sharing knowledge and supporting cross-team projects – all are aspects of this vital income-generating role.
You’re a passionate fundraiser with a proven track record of working with Trusts, Foundations, Lottery or similar bodies, and you have a thorough understanding of their needs utilising a range of techniques e.g. face-to-face, telephone, in writing etc. Excellent written communications skills are key, as is experience of creating clear, concise, and compelling applications and reports for funders. Confident in your ability to develop meaningful relationships with funders, including meeting them face-to-face to discuss funding opportunities, you're great at managing internal stakeholders too. What’s more, you're proficient using Microsoft Office applications plus Raiser’s Edge or a similar database.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
Shelter promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities),gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and
maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We also encourage applications from people, who have been homeless or have been at risk of homelessness. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
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