Trust Fundraising Officer

Closing date: 26 May 2022
Fundraising Social Care/Development Trusts
  • Salary £30,223 - £33,872 per year
  • Location London, Greater London (On-site)
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Housing and Homelessness
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Are you a proactive, organised and collaborative individual, with excellent written and communication skills and a desire to end homelessness?

About the role

We are looking for a motivated and hardworking individual to take on the role of Trust Fundraising Officer. In this role, you will develop strong and effective funding proposals and manage a varied portfolio of trust and grant funders giving up to £10,000 per year. We are looking for someone with a love of writing, who can build face-to-face relationships with funders and with colleagues from across the organisation.

The role is perfect for someone looking to develop their fundraising skills, or for someone new to the sector. You will join a supportive team of four trusts and grants fundraisers, who are responsible for raising £1.9 million in 2022-23.

This is a fantastic time to join St Mungo’s as we look to grow our services, change the homelessness landscape throughout England and support ever more people to rebuild their lives. In this role you will: 

  • Personally manage a portfolio of small to medium trusts and grant funders
  • Develop compelling funding proposals, reports and stewardship opportunities
  • Work with your fellow Trusts and Grants team members to contribute to research and identify new funding opportunities
  • Collaborate with colleagues within Fundraising and across the organisation to identify new funding opportunities and contribute to cross-Philanthropy initiatives

About you

We are looking for a proactive, driven and collaborative individual to join our Trusts and Grants Team of four. You will be someone with excellent writing skills, who enjoys building strong relationships with both colleagues and external stakeholders. You will need to be able to write compelling funding proposals and manage a varied workload with competing priorities.

We welcome applications from people with transferrable skills wanting a first step in the charity sector, or those wanting to take the next step in their fundraising career. We will support you to develop the skills needed to secure vital income to positively impact the lives of people experiencing homelessness.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants, as they are under-represented within St Mungo’s within the Fundraising directorate.

What we offer

Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities

  • We hold Investors in People Gold accreditation – one of just 3% of Housing Associations to achieve this. 82% of staff who took part in the survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.
  • We are committed to developing all of our staff via routes such as secondments, transfers and promotion. In 2020/21 31% of our vacancies were filled by internal promotions.

A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work.
  • We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 8 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves.

Flexible Working and Pension

  • We are committed to maintaining your work/life balance. We offer 25 days annual leave, and operate a very popular Flexi Time scheme, which allows you to supplement your annual leave entitlement. After 5 years, staff annual leave entitlement increases to 28 days.
  • St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.

What we do

At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2020 - 21 we supported 31,620 people across all of our services. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.

How to apply

Click the ‘Apply Now’ Button at the top of the page to start your online application form.  Alongside your employment history and some monitoring questions the application form will ask you to say how your experience meets the points 1 - 3 of the Person Specification for the role.

To view the job description and guidance on completing your application form, please click on the ‘document available’ tab at the top of the advert page on our website.

Closing date: 10am on 26 May 2022

Interview and assessments on: week commencing 6 June 2022

Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.