Hybrid - at least 1 day/week in our Head Office at Camberwell, London SE5
Are you a creative, target-driven and highly organised individual with proven experience in writing funding proposals for four and five-figure grants and in applying and securing grants or donations? Do you enjoy carrying out prospect research and building relationships and have a passion for raising income for vital services?
If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a collaborative Trusts & Foundation Officer to become an integral member of our Fundraising Team, where you will work predominantly on income generation from Trusts & Foundations and individuals, acting as the main point of contact for approximately 20 Trusts and Foundations.
About St Giles Trust
An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.
About this exciting opportunity
Our successful candidate will focus on building, cultivating and stewarding a portfolio of charitable trusts, foundations and donors with the ability to give up to £20,000. You will apply to a range of trusts and grant giving bodies who have the potential to give four, five and occasionally six-figure annual grants, ensuring that applications are closely aligned to the objectives of the funder, as well as supporting with generating increased unrestricted income for St Giles Trust.
We will also count on you to maintain an excellent knowledge of grant giving bodies, the charity sector and trends, to develop and support initiatives to increase online giving, and to manage the production of detailed and regular impact reports to existing donors. Working collaboratively to help to develop and implement a donor communication plan and to manage key funding accounts are also key aspects of this exciting role.
What we are looking for
- The ability to research, identify and develop individual approaches to charitable trusts and foundations
- Strong relationship-building skills, including with external stakeholders or supporters
- Proven record of supporting fundraising events and developing social media content
- Experience of using advanced software programmes such as InDesign, Photoshop and Canva
- Impressive communication skills, both verbal and written
- A flexible, proactive and collaborative approach to your work
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, access to clinical supervision flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, season ticket loan and much more.
Closing date: 11pm, Sunday 10th July. Interviews: Thursday 14th July.
St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.
For further information, or to apply, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.