Trusts Fundraiser

A prominent and well-known health charity is looking for a new Trusts Fundraiser to drive forward an existing programme and reach out to new potential supporters.  As part of this exciting role you will be developing proposals for ground-breaking medical research, as well as supporting the overall aims of the charity in caring for sufferers. 


This is an exciting opportunity to join a transformative national charity that has a huge impact on the life of its beneficiaries.


Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Research sources of funding from trusts and foundations in the UK

  • To research relevant Trusts and Grant making bodies, developing compelling applications, and ensuring that Trust income plays an active role in supporting the other fundraising income streams.

  • Designing and delivering direct mail campaigns to prospective smaller funders

  • Build new relationships with trust and grant awarding organisations, updating them with the work of the charity and impact of trust funding.

  • Stewardship of existing trusts and foundations, reporting on impact and identifying new opportunities for support

  • Take responsibility for managing legacies

  • Working alongside the fundraising team to identify funding requirements and supporter care needs.


The ideal candidate for this role will:

  • Have relevant experience of Trust and Grant fundraising or appeals.

  • Have proven experience undertaking research, developing proposals, and winning funding.

  • Be a confident communicator, with exceptional written skills, able to tailor writing styles for different audiences and formats

  • Be highly organised, able to effectively prioritise, with demonstrable project management experience

  • Be aware of philanthropic motivations, donor stewardship, and trends in major giving


To register your interest please send your CV in the first instance.   

Job Location

Reading, Berkshire


£30,000 - £35,000 per annum on experience


Full Time (37.5 hours)



Closing Date


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