Are you passionate about literacy making a positive impact on the lives of children? Are you looking for a role in Trust Fundraising in a supportive team where you will learn a lot? Charity People are proud to be partnering with Book Trust to find their new Trusts and Foundations Officer role. This is a brilliant role if you are early in your trust fundraising career and keen to learn.
Job Title: Trusts and Foundations Officer
Salary: £28,000 to £32,000 per annum, depending on experience
Benefits: 28 days of annual leave, in addition to public holidays, pension scheme with a 7% employer contribution, life assurance coverage at three times the annual salary, Employee Assistance Programme for personal and professional support, Season Ticket Loan Scheme to facilitate commuting and flexible working scheme to promote work-life balance.
About the charity
BookTrust is the leading children’s reading charity in the UK, dedicated to promoting literacy and fostering a love for reading, particularly among children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Their mission is to ensure that every child has access to books and stories from an early age, as they firmly believe in the transformative power of reading. Collaborating with families and local partners, they strive to create a world where all children have the opportunity to thrive through the joy of reading.
About the role
As a Trusts and Foundations Officer at BookTrust, you will play a pivotal role in driving the trust fundraising efforts to new heights. Working within the High Value Giving Team, you will collaborate closely with the High Value Giving Lead and Trusts and Foundations Manager to execute our fundraising strategy. Your primary responsibilities will include identifying and cultivating relationships with potential trust supporters, developing compelling funding proposals, and providing exemplary stewardship to existing donors. You will be at the forefront of our efforts to secure funding from trusts and foundations to support our mission of getting more children reading and improving their life outcomes.
We are seeking a dynamic and ambitious individual with a passion for fundraising and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of children and families.
You will have some experience in Trust and Foundations fundraising and ideally a track record of securing four to five-figure donations. Additionally, you should possess demonstrated ability to produce high-quality funding proposals and reports that effectively communicate impact and inspire support. Experience in prospecting for new funding opportunities within the trust and foundation sector is highly desirable.
Your excellent written and verbal communication skills will be essential, with the ability to craft compelling narratives and engage stakeholders effectively. Meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to delivering work of the highest standard are crucial. Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously, will be necessary for success in this role. Additionally, you should possess proven ability to build collaborative relationships with colleagues across all levels of an organisation.
If this role looks interesting then do get in touch with Katharine@charitypeople.co.uk to find out more about how to apply. The closing date for this role is 29th Feb but we are reviewing CVs on a rolling basis.
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