Fundraising Officer / Grants Officer (Trust / Statutory Funding)
Our client's Vision is that every missing person is found safe. Somebody goes missing in the UK every 90 seconds. They are a non-judgemental, highly skilled team of staff and volunteers working around the clock for everyone who needs them. The organisation provides free 24-hour confidential support, help, advice by phone, email, text and online, including the opportunity to reconnect. They also coordinate a UK wide network of people, businesses and media to join the search when someone goes missing. Our client is an independent charity that relies on donations.
Position: Grants Officer
Location: South West London (Central Office is based in Mortlake - 12 mins from Clapham Junction and 23 mins from Waterloo)
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week (some out of office hours work may be required, plus additional hours ‘as and when’ required)
Salary: £26,000 to £28,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Benefits: 25 days annual leave per annum / pro rata plus statutory holidays; Additional annual leave days awarded on length of service; Company pension contribution; Life insurance (3 x salary); Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) including 24 / 7 support helpline; Interest-free Season Ticket Loans; Additional maternity pay and leave; Additional paternity pay; Additional sick pay; Eye care vouchers.
Closing date: 9am Thursday 31st January 2019
First Interviews: Friday 8th February 2019
Second Interviews: Thursday 14th February 2019
About the role:
The Grants Officer will be responsible for supporting the Grants Manager in securing and managing income against a defined target from a variety of sources, developing enduring funder relationships. Potential funders include charitable trusts and foundations, livery companies, Big Lottery Fund and non-commissioned statutory funds. A key part of this role will be working with services, policy and finance teams cross the organisation to ensure project plans are developed to enable successful funding applications.
You will research prospective supporters and build relationships to create a pipeline of key prospects aligned with the charity’s funding needs. You will also support the Manager in planning and delivering an annual work programme of applications and reports to ensure that income targets are met.
Additionally, you will take ownership of the ‘small grants mailing’ programme to grow this income stream from trusts for sums of up to £5,000, monitoring income and stewarding funders. Working closely with the Manager, you will develop high quality and inspiring large bids and reports in partnership with colleagues across the charity that meet long-term plans to ensure that applications you make stand a strong chance of success.
- Knowledge of the charity sector and different types of funding sources
- Experience in a trust fundraising and / or statutory fundraising role
- An understanding of trends in grant giving and emerging funding streams
- Degree level education or equivalent
- Excellent written skills in drafting compelling bids, presentations, reports, briefings
- Ability to undertake prospect research and develop donor plans
- Ability to interpret complex information and synthesise into simple, compelling messages
- Ability to understand basic budgeting in relation to a project or service
- A high level of competence in using relationship management databases (ideally Raiser’s Edge NXT) and Microsoft Office software notably Excel and Word
They are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community.
You may have experience of the following: Grants Officer, Fundraising Assistant, Fundraising Officer, Fundraising Manager, Trusts Officer, Fundraising, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Trusts Fundraising, Trusts Management, Grants, Not For Profit, IOF, Raiser’s Edge, etc.