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Trusts & Foundations Fundraiser

Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Job title: Part-time Trusts & Foundations Fundraiser

Reporting to: Trusts & Foundations Manager

Salary: £29,000 pro rata

Location: Homeworking with occasional travel for meetings

Hours: Up to 21 hours per week

The role

As a key member of the Trusts & Foundations Team, you will use your exceptional bid writing skills to create compelling applications for funding that help Shine deliver an ambitious programme of support for people with spina bifida and/ or hydrocephalus. In this exciting role, you will utilize your superb interpersonal skills to engage trusts, foundations and other funding bodies, building fruitful relationships that lead to long-term funding and support.

Key deliverables

Identify and maximise opportunities to raise unrestricted and restricted funds from trusts, foundations and other funding bodies
Plan, prepare and write compelling applications for funding
Build effective relationships with trusts, foundations and other funding bodies that help Shine secure long-term funding and support
Achieve income targets that support Shine's strategic service delivery goals
Keep accurate records on SalesForce CRM
With the Trusts & Foundations Manager, develop our thank you processes and donor stewardship programmes
Create inspiring reports and updates for donors that bring to life the impact of their support
Meet regular deadlines and manage your own workload

Requirements - Experience

Minimum 3 years' experience of trust fundraising and a demonstrable track record of securing 5 and 6 figure sums from trusts, foundations and other funding bodies
Experience of planning, preparing and writing high quality bids, proposals and funding applications
Experience of obtaining and managing significant partnerships with trusts and foundations including understanding their needs and developing highly personalised relationships
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience of using SalesForce CRM or similar
A sound understanding of trust fundraising 'best practice'
Excellent attention to detail
The ability to manage deadlines and priorities
Excellent keyboard/IT skills with knowledge of Word/Excel.
Knowledge of databases and data management including producing basic information and reports.
Experience of translating service needs and business plans into successful funding applications

Requirements - Personal Characteristics

The ability to work collaboratively with others, both internally and externally
Willingness to work flexibly in approach to work and/or work time requirements.
Confident telephone manner. And the ability to quickly build rapport and instil confidence in others
A methodical worker who enjoys following, refining and improving processes

Shine is a Disability Confident employer and will offer guaranteed interviews if a disabled applicant meets the minimum criteria for the job.

To apply please submit your CV and supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role criteria.

Closing date: 3rd July at midnight

Interview (by Zoom): 11th July 2022
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