Senior Trust Fundraiser

Closed: 26 February 2024
Fundraising Statutory Trusts

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  • Salary £30,000 - £34,000 per year
  • Location Remote
  • Job Type Permanent, Contract, Full-time
  • Sectors Education
  • Job Reference : Senior-Trust-Fundraiser

Job Title: Senior Trust Fundraiser

Salary: £30-34k dependent on experience

Contract: 12-month initially with likelihood of becoming permanent, full-time (35 hours per week). Flexibility considered for an excellent candidate.

Location: Anywhere in the UK, we are a remote-first organisation

Our mission is to tirelessly support and champion how parents can participate in education and have their voices heard.We want to be a powerful force for good in education in the UK that strives to bring homes and schools together for the good of all children and society.We have ambitious plans to increase our impact and are establishing a central fundraising strategy for the first time.Therefore, we are looking for an experienced trust fundraiser to play a key role in delivering organisational growth.Whilst this is initially a 12-month contract role, there is a strong possibility that this can become a permanent position.As a result, we expect this role to form a core part of a Fundraising Team over the coming years.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our fledgling Fundraising Team and develop a trust fundraising programme from the ground up.We are looking for someone with experience in raising funds from trusts and foundations, who is an excellent communicator - spoken and written – and who can undertake research to effectively identify appropriate prospects.You will help to develop our case for support and develop a suite of proposals and reports that will convey to funders what Parentkind does, what the parents and schools we work with want, and how we support them.Attention to detail is key, as is the ability to manage your time and prioritise your work.

If you are excited by the potential for helping to establish a brand-new fundraising team and the opportunity to build something transformational alongside passionate and committed colleagues, we would love to hear from you. 

You’ll have

  • A minimum of two years of experience in trust fundraising
  • Demonstrable success in securing four and five-figure gifts
  • Experience in managing funder relationships, and developing them into longer-term partnerships 
  • Strong research skills to help identify suitable prospects whose mission aligns with Parentkind
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills - strong attention to detail and the ability to produce high-quality written applications, and proposals and deliver impactful presentations

You’ll get

  • To join a fast-moving charity with an exciting future
  • To help build a trust fundraising function from scratch, playing a key role in driving forward the charity’s strategy and shaping our fundraising activity
  • Remote working full-time with a great online team culture
  • 25 days holiday in addition to UK public holidays.

How to apply

A job description is attached to this listing.

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter through CharityJob, outlining your motivations for applying for the role and how you meet the Person Specifications.

To arrange an informal discussion about the role please contact the Head of Grants, Seth Bara, at seth dot bara at parentkind dot org 

The deadline for receipt of applications is 9 am Monday 26th February.

Unfortunately, we cannot consider any applications received after the deadline.

Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 4th March – if you cannot attend an interview during this week, please let us know when submitting your application, and should you be shortlisted, we will make arrangements for an interview at another time if possible.Interviews will be conducted remotely via video conference.

Parentkind is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and we ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and equally.We would be grateful if you would complete the equal opportunities monitoring questions when applying online to help us check that we are carrying out our policy of equal opportunities for all people.The information will be kept confidential and will be separate from your application.It will have no bearing on your application. 

Parentkind is committed to meeting the needs of applicants with disabilities.Please let us know if you require any adjustments to your application or interview process.

More about Parentkind

Parentkind is a national federated charity that aims to advance education by encouraging the fullest cooperation between home and school, education authorities, central government and all other interested parties and bodies.We are proud to be the membership organisation for parent teacher associations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.Parentkind seeks to represent all these parent groups as they strive to help every child in their school and we are proud to have supported our 13,000 our membership of 13,000 PTAs to raise £1 Billion for their schools during the past decade. 

As well as helping parent groups on the ground, we provide resources to support parent participation in education at school and home so that every child can thrive and reach their potential.Ultimately, we want more parents to be empowered to be involved and engaged in their child’s education.The evidence is clear that parental participation in education benefits children in schools and society and increases the opportunities for social mobility for our younger generations. 

We are working towards a future where this is considered an essential ingredient in the success of our children’s education by society, schools and parents themselves by:

·Engaging and inspiring individual parents

·Supporting our PTA and other member associations and growing the number if PTAs across the UK

·Helping schools be parent-friendly through guidance and training

·Working with partners

·Championing the role of those with parental responsibility in their child’s education through our research and by influencing education sector interests and policymakers.

The charity's impact is significant, and our work ensures that parent and carer voices are heard at a local, regional, and national level.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

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