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Fundraiser (Trusts & Foundations)
  • Salary £26,271 per year
  • Location Greater London
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Category Fundraising , Trusts
  • Sectors Social Welfare
  • Job Reference : 00328211

Job Description

Fundraiser (Trusts & Foundations) 

Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 6,600 women and children in our national network of services. These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs / ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless. 

Position: Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser 
Location: Head Office, London 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:30pm 
Salary: £26,271 per annum 
Benefits: 28 days annual leave, Peoples Pension scheme, an employee assistance programme. 

Closing date: 6th June 2019 

About the role: 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated fundraiser with excellent organisational skills and a proven track record of writing compelling cases for support. The post will join the passionate and dynamic fundraising team at Refuge, and support the goal of creating a world where violence against women and girls (VAWG) is not tolerated. 

We are happy to consider candidates looking for part time and flexible working hours. 


The post holder will generate income from trusts and other grant givers by managing a portfolio of small and medium level gifts, effectively stewarding and growing year-on-year relationships. 

This role will join the Trusts and Foundations Manager in implementing Refuge’s trusts and foundations fundraising strategy and help achieve on its ambitious target to increase multi-year, sustainable income. 

About you: 

You will need to have proven experience of writing persuasively, and experience of trusts and foundations fundraising is preferred. You will have a firm grasp on managing pipeline or projects using Microsoft Office and / or databases, and have outstanding organisational and administrative skills. 

With the ability to write creative and compelling cases for support and applications, you will be confident working in a busy office environment, managing a range of tasks. 

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all of our work. 

Other information: 

Empowering and protecting women and children are central to Refuge’s mission. 

Would you like to save and change the lives of women escaping violence and abuse? Refuge exists to do just that. We are the country’s largest single provider of specialist support to women and children experiencing domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, ‘honour based’ violence and forced marriage, stalking, female genital mutilation, forced prostitution, modern slavery and human trafficking. 

Refuge is a growing organisation with ambitious goals. We are passionate about delivering first class services to women, children and men and creating a more equal world for generations to come. A pioneering organisation, we deliver cutting edge projects and are expanding and diversifying services that have even greater and long-lasting impact on the lives of 6,500 women and children who use our services on any given day. 

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, a pension scheme, an employee assistance programme. 

Please be aware that the role might close sooner if we have received enough applications. 

A Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role. 

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpins all of our work. 

No agencies please - as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down. 

You may have experience of the following: Fundraising Executive, Fundraising Officer, Fundraising Assistant, Fundraiser, Fundraising, Foundations Fundraising, Trusts Fundraising, Trusts and Foundations, Flexible Working, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc.