Senior Fundraising Officer – Trusts & Grants

WR Fundraising Recruitment is delighted to be working with a very well established community focused charity – recruiting for a brand new trusts role within their fundraising team.


At an exciting time of development that includes the development of growth strategies, we are recruiting for a Senior Trusts Fundraising Officer to develop restricted and unrestricted trust and grants fundraising income and diversify the organisations donor base.

Duties will include:

  • Manage current large trusts & grants, working collaboratively with the Head of Fundraising on impact reporting and evaluation

  • Build relationships, multiyear partnerships and income from existing trusts and foundations

  • Research, develop and maintain new relationships to secure fundraising opportunities

  • Write tailored, inspirational applications and project reports addressing grant-making priorities or requirements as specified

  • Develop and maintain reporting and application systems and coordinate information across the fundraising team

  • Liaise closely with senior managers and teams to plan and develop the strongest possible proposals and build relationships

  • Evaluate, monitor and report back to donors in a timely fashion on projects which have been funded


We are seeking candidates with a strong record of achievement in trust and grants fundraising for this exciting opportunity. The Senior Trust Fundraising role is key to the development of this innovative charity’s strategy. We’re looking for candidates with a proven track record in successfully obtaining 5 / 6 figure and multi-year grants.

Applicants will need:

  • Experience of writing successful fundraising applications to foundations and charitable trusts

  • Experience of developing income from trusts, foundations and grant-giving bodies

  • Established trust fundraising experience and evidence of securing annual income in region of £100,000+

  • Experience of / ability to develop and implement a trust fundraising programme, including acquisition, retention and development

  • Ability to write compelling and innovative proposals and funding reports

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for a wide range of audiences

  • Demonstrable ability to develop relationships with grant-making organisations


To apply or for further information, please email a copy of your up to date CV in the first instance.


WR Fundraising Recruitment are passionate about bringing together talented fundraising professionals with fantastic organisations. We’d love to hear from you if you are looking for a new fundraising opportunity.

Job Location

Central London


£28,000 - £35,000 per annum on experience


Full Time 



Closing Date


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