Trust and Foundations Fundraiser

Closed: Sunday, December 10, 2023

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  • Salary £40,000 - £45,000 per year (pro rata)
  • Location Lewes, East Sussex (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Contract, Part-time, Temporary
  • Sectors Disability
  • Job Reference :

At The Bevern Trust we are passionate about releasing people from the expectations others have about disability. Our charity is working to support young adults with profound learning disabilities in our home for life, Bevern View.

We’re developing Bevern View to include a large activity centre and we’re looking for a Trust and Foundations Fundraiser who shares our passion and can secure vital funding for the new development.

What you will be working on

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with new and existing grant-giving trusts, partners and individuals
  • Writing high-quality, compelling content for proposals, cases of support and bids that represent the Trust’s work
  • Giving input into the Trust’s overall business strategy
  • Managing the end-to-end grant process, understanding grant requirements for trusts and foundations to meet and exceed agreed income target
  • Managing our CRM, ensuring all strategic stakeholders are communicated with
  • Overseeing the impact and outcomes of the charity’s activities on beneficiaries and funders
  • Ensuring that sufficient evidence is available to report, as necessary, to any grant and trust funders on time
  • Setting systems in place to collect data/surveys that can be fed into outcomes and reports to stakeholders, funders and our Trustees.

This job is for you if you have

  • 3 years minimum professional experience in Trust fundraising, having secured five figure grants (essential)
  • Excellent grant proposal and report writing skills, with the ability to craft compelling narratives that resonate with potential funders
  • Strong research skills to identify and assess potential funding opportunities
  • Experience within the charity sector
  • Knowledge of learning disabilities within the adult social care sector is desirable
  • Experience of using a fundraising database-we use Beacon (essential).


  • Health & Wellbeing cash back program, including dental, optical, osteopath, mental wellbeing support, counselling and much more
  • Costs covered for a blue light card
  • 30 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays (pro rata)
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.