Trusts and Foundations Fundraising Officer - Home working available

Leeds, London (NW)
£29,166 (London) or £24,792 (regional) per annum
25 Apr 2022
16 May 2022
Contract Type

SALARY: £29,166 (London) or £24,792 (regional)

CONTRACT: Permanent

HOURS: 35 hours per week

LOCATION: Based at our offices in Leeds (LS2) or London (NW1), or at home if you live outside London. London-based staff can work at home some of the time by agreement.

About the role

Our fundraising team was established in 2019 to ensure our organisation has the capacity to raise income from a range of sources. Your role will be to maintain and build our income from trusts and foundations.

You don’t necessarily need fundraising experience to apply for this post, but you do need key transferable skills such as the ability to write persuasively and to develop successful relationships. You will be supported with training, coaching and mentoring. This post offers those new to fundraising a way into this growing and valued profession and a path to becoming an experienced professional fundraiser.

With the support of the Fundraising Manager, you will:

  • write compelling trust applications that showcase our work and meet the expectations of a trust or foundation
  • collaborate with programme staff to develop clear and engaging ‘case for support’ proposals for all of our areas of work
  • research and identify grant-making trusts that could potentially support our work
  • prepare reports for funders to meet the requirements of grants and regularly update on the progress of projects.

About you

  • You will be ambitious, have a flexible approach to work, and be excited by the opportunity to increase the number of trusts and foundations supporting our work.
  • You will be a good writer, able to make a compelling case for support.
  • You will have an understanding of what motivates trusts and foundations to support organisations like Quakers in Britain.
  • You will be able to synthesise information, research and statistics about our work and translate this into written bids and proposals.
  • You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to work collaboratively with a range of people.

For details of how to apply, please go to our website via the Apply button.

Closing date: 5pm on 16 May 2022

Interview date: 26 May 2022

Britain Yearly Meeting is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and expect all our staff and volunteers to share and uphold this commitment.

Quakers have a faith commitment to equality and encourage and welcome applications for posts from all sections of society.  You do not have to be a Quaker to apply for this post, but we expect you to uphold the values of our organisation.

Britain Yearly Meeting is committed to equality in all of its employment practices.