WR Fundraising Recruitment is recruiting a Senior Trusts Fundraising Officer for a large youth development charity with big ambitions to drive the income generation strategy forward and help to manage all trusts and foundations, ideally working toward multi-year partnerships with historic and new funding bodies.


At an exciting time of development, we are looking for an experienced trusts and grants fundraising professional with experience in achieving 6 figure grants from trusts and other grant giving bodies.


Duties will include:

  • Manage current large grants, working collaboratively with the Trusts Manager on impact reporting and evaluation

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

  • Research, develop and maintain new relationships to secure funding

  • 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 with regional offices

  • 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

  • Manage the Trusts coordinator role ensuring that targets are met and providing support on bid writing and direction on targeting managing the entire trusts pipeline and developing statutory income


We are seeking candidates with a strong record of achievement in trust and grants fundraising for this exciting opportunity.


Applicants will need:

  • Experience of writing successful applications to grant and charitable trusts

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

  • Established trust fundraising experience and evidence of securing income in region of £350,000+

  • Experience of developing and implementing 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 and experience of telephone pitching and making presentations

  • Demonstrable ability to develop relationships with grant- making organisations


To express your interest and for further details, please email a copy of your up to date CV.


Due to the high number of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from one of our representatives within 1 week of applying, then your application has been unsuccessful.

Senior Trusts Fundraising Officer

Job Location

Central London


Up to £34,500 on experience


Full Time



Closing Date


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