Lingfield, Surrey
£20,592.97 per year (FTE 25,398)
Permanent, Part-time, 30 hours per week
Job description

Trust and Foundations Officer

£25,398 per annum FTE (Actual pro rata salary £20,592.97)

30 hours per week


Remote Working 80%, on-site in either Lingfield or London 20%


About Us


Young Epilepsy is the children and young people’s epilepsy charity. Our purpose is to create a society in which children and young people with epilepsy are enabled to thrive and fulfil their potential, in which their voices are respected, and their ambitions realised.

We work with children and young people across the UK, in four key areas of work in Education, Health, Research, Information and Support to young people with epilepsy. We are led by the young people we serve and our values are:

  • Young people are at the centre of everything we do
  • We work together to make a greater difference
  • We are courageous and ambitious for change


Your role

Young Epilepsy relies on fundraising to grow its services across the UK.

As our Trust and Foundations Officer your focus will be on securing annual grant income from small and mid-value Trusts and Foundations to help fund our vital work. As well as maintaining excellent relationships with our existing funders, you will research new opportunities, build up a robust pipeline of potential grant prospects, advocate the case for supporting Young Epilepsy’s front-line work and write grant applications up to a value of £50,000 in close collaboration with colleagues and project leads, where appropriate.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills written and verbal, logical thinking and excellent presentation skills.  Working transparently as a key player in a growing team, it is important that you are target driven, able to self-motivate, and contribute positively to influence the wider culture we work in.   Clear demonstrable understanding of how Trusts and Foundations operate and award grants, and experience of charity fundraising is also highly beneficial.



  • 27 days annual leave plus 8 days Bank Holidays (pro rata if part time)
  • Flexible and home working opportunities
  • Occupational pension scheme
  • Health Insurance Plans (Optional)
  • Eyecare Vouchers
  • Gym membership options (on and off-site)
  • Perkbox, giving you access to nationwide discounts and benefits
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Free parking on campus


Closing date: 02/11/21

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

Young Epilepsy strives to employ people that reflect the community it serves; therefore, applications from minority groups and people with disabilities are particularly welcomed.

Young Epilepsy is the operating name of the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy. Registered Charity No: 311877 (England and Wales).

Refreshed on: 22 October 2021
Closed date: 02 November 2021
Tags: Fundraising