About the Role
We are looking for motivated, dynamic fundraiser with experience of raising funds from Trusts and Foundations. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual with trust fundraising experience to take the next step in their fundraising career with a leading national disability charity.
It is a very exciting time to join Leonard Cheshire and support the delivery of our new strategy. This role will see the successful candidate managing and cultivating a portfolio of trust and foundation donors via bespoke proposals and meetings at all levels of seniority, as well as engaging with new potential supporters as we continue to grow and reach ambitious new delivery targets.
You will be working in a growing team, raising funds for our UK programmes and projects. In this varied role you will work in our Trusts and Philanthropy team to help implement the organisation’s overall fundraising strategy, playing a key role in supporting Leonard Cheshire’s manifesto to work for a society in which every person is equally valued.
The ideal candidate will be a positive and creative individual who embraces challenges, a diverse workload and is able to represent the charity at the highest levels. With success in cultivating new relationships, as well as managing existing donors and clients, the post holder will also be a self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
You will have a proven track record of generating income through high quality applications and excellent account management. This will include writing timely reports and applications, networking and cultivation skills; and the ability to quickly form relationships with internal and external partners as a representative of the organisation.
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
About Leonard Cheshire
Leonard Cheshire supports individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. We are the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services for people with disabilities. This is an exciting time to join us with our new brand and as we grow our reach across communities.
This post is vital to achieving our objectives and achieving our income target.
What we Offer
We offer a wide range of employee rewards and benefits including:
• Fair and competitive pay rates
• A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover benefit
• Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave
• Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates
• Access to cycle-to-work benefits
• A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.
A satisfactory disclosure check is required for this post.
Closing date: Sunday 24 March