Are you passionate about preventing homelessness?
Every night St Mungo's provide a bed and support to more than 3,150 people. We then stay with people past this point with projects to support them with their physical and mental health, and skills and employment. Our team makes a real difference in securing the funding without which these projects could not exist.
About the role
Our tight knit, positive and professional Trusts and Grants team is looking for someone to join us in funding projects which help people to recover from homelessness and rebuild their lives. This role is perfect for someone keen to build and develop their fundraising skills and experience.
As a Trust Fundraising Officer you will have the opportunity to get to know every part of our charity, becoming an expert in the work we do as well as the national homelessness picture. You will develop good working relationships with people across the charity to bring together statistical outcomes and emotive stories. You will write compelling fundraising proposals and reports to best represent the great work our teams do, and stay in regular contact with our funders by phone, post, email and in person.
You will manage a busy portfolio of small to medium trusts and family foundations (giving up to £10,000) and support the team to achieve their annual fundraising target – currently £1.4 million – with a personal target of around £180,000 per year.
Who we’re looking for
Strong written and interpersonal skills are essential, as are strong administration skills and the ability to prioritise tasks and manage deadlines. Experience in a trust fundraising role (or similar) is desirable.
If you have the skills, knowledge and drive that we are looking for, and are passionate about making a real difference to the lives of those experiencing homelessness, we would love to hear from you.
Visit our careers page and click on the documents tab at the top of this advert to view the full job description and person specification as guidance on completing your application.
What we offer
- Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities
St Mungo’s employees are encouraged to consider opportunities to develop new skills or progress including; secondments, internal transfers, application to new roles in the organisation or just to get involved in various projects happening within the organisation.
As a result last year 35% of our vacancies were filled by promotions. In 2019 we achieved We Invest in People Gold level accreditation and are one of just 3% of housing associations to achieve this standard; 82% of staff who took part in the IIP survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.
- A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place
At St Mungo’s is a Disability Confident Employer, we are in the top 100 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2020 and we are. Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work.
We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 8 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves. Our Networks include: BAME, Carer’s and Parent’s, Lived Experience, LGBTQIA+, Disability Awareness, South West, Irish and Women’s Action.
- Flexible Working and Other Benefits
We are committed to maintaining your work/life balance. We offer 25 days annual leave, and operate a very popular Flexi Time scheme, which allows you to supplement your annual leave entitlement. After 5 years, staff annual leave entitlement increases to 28 days.
St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.
How to apply
To find out more and apply please go to the St Mungo’s careers page on our website. .
Closing date: 10am on Wednesday 11 November 2020
Interview and assessments on: Monday 23 or Tuesday 24 November 2020
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.