Senior Trust and Statutory Fundraising Officer

British Red Cross
London (Greater)
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Trust and Statutory Fundraising OfficerLocation: LondonContract type: Permanent35 hours per weekSalary: Up to GBP 35,000 per annum (Including Inner London Weighting), Depending on ExperienceAbout the roleAn exciting opportunity has arisen to join the British Red Cross. This is a permanent position within the Trusts and Statutory Fundraising team, based in London. We are looking for a motivated, dynamic fundraiser with experience of programme funding, who can build relationships with institutional and trust funders, support on and lead large-scale statutory funding bids, and work effectively with programme colleagues in our London office and across the UK raising money for our UK and international programming. We are especially seeking someone with experience of securing programme funding for large-scale projects working on proposals to funders such as the Big Lottery Fund, UK government and other major Charitable Trust and Statutory funders, individually or as part of a larger bid team.This post is vital to achieving our ambitious growth objectives and making our income target in 2018 and beyond. The post holder will manage a portfolio of medium to high value trust and statutory relationships, securing funds in line with agreed income targets.About the teamThe British Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the world's largest independent humanitarian organisation. The British Red Cross promotes humanitarian values and provides emergency help to people in short term crisis in the UK and overseas. Within the UK, the British Red Cross operates through 29,750 volunteers and 3,500 staff.This is a role within the Trust and Statutory (TS) team within the High Value Giving & Events department, which also comprises the major donors, events and corporate fundraising teams. The T&S team has ambitious plans for growth and is targeted to raise GBP 7.6 million in 2018.About the personThe successful candidate will have experience of fundraising, managing grants or contracts from a variety of external sources such as the, UK government, Lottery or other statutory donors. The ideal candidate will have an excellent understanding of donor stewardship and donor care principles. We are looking for an individual who has exceptional written and communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships and who meet the following essential skills for the role:Substantial experience and success in raising funds from Trusts / statutory donors including multi-year awardsDemonstrable experience of managing grants from Statutory and Trust donors such as Big Lottery Fund and Welsh Assembly, and consistently achieving fundraising targets.Experience in managing and developing successful relationships with medium-high value Trust/statutory funders including the production and implementation of cultivation plansDirect experience of preparing high quality applications ranging in value from GBP 10k - GBP 100k+ to Trusts/statutory bodiesExperience of preparing budgets for funding proposalsDemonstrable understanding of donor care / development techniques in trust and / or statutory fundraisingStrong written, oral communication, negotiation, persuasion, interpersonal and networking skillsDemonstrable understanding/appreciation of donor care and ability to scale up relationshipsComputer literateSignificant experience in use of fundraising databasesClosing date for applications is 23:59 on, Monday 22nd January 2018. Interviews will be held week commencing, Monday 29th January 2018.About the organisation The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts. Our volunteers and staff help people in crisis to live independently by providing support at home, mobility aids and transport. We also teach first aid skills.We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network. We refuse to ignore people in crisis.We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)Up to 6% contributory pensionChildcare vouchersThe British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes PVG/DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).Follow us on Twitter @RedCrossJobsUK and on Linked in - British Red Cross, to hear about our latest job vacancies. Refusing to ignore people in crisis.