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Trusts and Foundations Executive

Helen & Douglas House
Post date
25 June 2021
Closing date
11 July 2021
Helen & Douglas House, 14a Magdalen Road, Oxford, Oxon, OX4 1RW
£25,000 - £31,000 per annum
22.5 per week
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We are looking for a talented Trusts and Foundations Executive to join our friendly and busy Fundraising team. Now is an exciting time to join. We have just restructured our Fundraising Team, and Trusts Fundraising now sits in a new Partnerships Team alongside Corporate Fundraising and Major Donors.

The Trusts and Foundations Executive is responsible for maximising income from grant-making trusts and foundations. Income is expected to rise over the next 5 years, and this will be an important role in making it happen. You will seek out and develop new prospects, alongside nurturing and deepening relationships with existing and past funders. You will work with colleagues to build your understanding of the charity’s funding needs and build appropriate and attractive cases for support for funders.

You will have strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, alongside an ability to simultaneously work on different projects. The position requires someone with a can-do attitude, with good numeracy and written communication skills.

This role offers the right candidate a great opportunity to make a real impact in an extraordinary children’s hospice charity based in Oxford. The ideal candidate will have experience in trust and foundations fundraising and some experience in growing relationships and income.

Essential skills and experience for the role:

  • experience of trusts and foundation fundraising and able to demonstrate continual growth in expertise and results in this area
  • experience of proactively building positive working relationships with internal and external contacts
  • good understanding of the trusts and foundations fundraising environment and associated processes and different types of grant-making bodies
  • numerate, including the ability to understand and manage financial information
  • good interpersonal, influencing and relationship-management skills, at all levels
  • excellent communication skills, including the ability to write concise and inspiring funding applications and to make presentations
  • ability to proactively plan and manage a varied and busy workload with strong attention to detail
  • ability to work as part of a team and spot opportunities to grow and develop relationships for the good of the organisation.

This role is currently home-based, although we anticipate some office-based working in the future. We expect this role to be 3 days per week (22.5 hours) and are very open to flexible working.

We do extraordinary work here at Helen & Douglas House. If you would love to be part of that and can share that passion with others, then we would love to hear from you.

Please follow this link to apply;

For further details please see the Job Description on our website and if you have any questions about the role please email or call the Human Resources team on 01865 794749.

Closing date for applications is Midnight on 11th July 2021.

Staff working for Helen & Douglas House are required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Helen & Douglas House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer and value the benefits of a diverse workforce. We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community.

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