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Trust Fundraising Manager
The Royal British Legion Poppy Factory Ltd

Job Description

The Poppy Factory has an exciting opportunity for an innovative, motivated and results-focused individual to join our energetic and collegial Fundraising team. 

The Trust fundraising programme is well established and this is a great opportunity to continue to build on the trust fundraising strategy. The Trust Fundraising Manager role offers the post holder the opportunity to further develop trust fundraising income stream, as well as taking responsibility for the Military Charity income stream.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and deliver the annual strategy for Trust and Military income streams, ensuring that key goals are met and opportunities for generating income from charitable trusts and military charities are maximized.
  • To successfully deliver an income target of for Trust and Foundations and the Military Charities against the annual business plan.
  • To take responsibility for researching existing and new trusts and foundations, writing funding applications and developing new networks – focusing on opportunities with potential value of £10K+
  • Manage, coach and mentor a Trust Fundraising Officer

The successful applicant will have demonstrable experience with a track record of achieving targets in a trust fundraising or similar role, as well as proven account management experience. You will have exceptional written communication and presentation skills, and a sound understanding of the interests and working methods of trusts and foundations. Previous line management experience would be an advantage.

This post is offered on a full time or part time / flexible basis.


The Poppy Factory aims to be an exemplar employer.  We provide good terms and conditions of employment including:

  • A generous Company Pension scheme
  • Benefits including childcare voucher scheme
  • Company-paid life assurance
  • Reservists’ Leave

How to apply

For the full job description and more information about the role, please download the application pack.

To apply for this position please prepare your CV and a covering letter clearly outlining how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification. You may address your covering letter to Sian Mexsom, Director of Fundraising.

Closing date is midnight on Monday 30 April 2018.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to equality, valuing diversity and promoting inclusion within our workforce, including the volunteers who give their time to us.  We work to maintain an environment where the needs and aspirations of all employees are met, irrespective of characteristics protected under the legislative framework of the Equality Act 2010. We expect everyone to understand and accept their personal responsibility to recognise and value differences and the unique contributions that people make to the way we deliver our work.

As an equal opportunities employer our commitment is to take positive measures to recruit people from underrepresented groups, and we actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. As a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for any job applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria for the role. Please indicate in your covering letter if you wish to be considered under this scheme. We are also happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the application or interview process to accommodate disabled candidates.

We are a family friendly employer and are happy to consider applications for flexible working for this post.

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