If you have a way with words, want to make a real impact through your work and are looking to join a fundraising team with lots of potential, then our Trusts Fundraising Officer role might be the job for you.
At the Youth Adventure Trust, we use outdoor adventure to empower vulnerable young people from Swindon and Wiltshire to fulfil their potential and lead positive lives in the future. We work with them to build resilience, develop confidence and learn skills that will last a lifetime, helping them to face the challenges in their lives. Our programme is completely free to the young people and the fundraising team is instrumental in ensuring this remains the case.
Trusts and Foundations provide an important income stream for the charity and as we plan for the future, post-Covid, we need to expand our Trust fundraising portfolio. Working closely with the Trusts Fundraising Manager, you will play a key role in identifying new opportunities, writing engaging funding applications and stewarding our funders to keep them up to date with our work and committed to our programme.
You will need excellent written and verbal communication skills and should have some experience of writing effective trust applications or funding proposals. You must be self-motivated, well organised, have a good eye for detail and a thorough approach to your work. Paid or voluntary experience in a fundraising environment is essential, as is a demonstrable understanding of the value in getting vulnerable young people outdoors. You will be working from home but will need to be within driving distance of Swindon and Wiltshire for occasional visits to funders or to attend stewardship events.
This is a great opportunity for somebody looking to take the next step in their career, with plenty of scope to develop your skills and experience within a supportive team.
The Youth Adventure Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all employees to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.
Please see our Job Pack for the full job description and person specification. We will only consider applications with a completed application form.
Closing date for applications: Monday 29th March 5pm
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.