Part-time Trust Fundraiser (two-year contract)

We have an opportunity for a Trust Fundraiser to join our small and friendly team based in Market Deeping near Peterborough. We may also consider applications from Freelance Trust Fundraisers working remotely, though travel to the office and London will be required. This is a part-time position (14 hours per week) offered on a two year contract with a salary of £25,000 – £28,000 per annum pro rata, dependent on experience.

Facial Palsy UK believes that any person affected by facial palsy should have access to the best information, treatment and support available. A recent study found it takes patients with facial palsy on average over five years to access specialist help. We urgently need to transform the way health professionals and the general public think about facial palsy. In order to meet the growing demand for our services we aim to double our fundraising income in the next eight years.

This is an exciting time to join us and you would have the opportunity to grow this role. Facial Palsy UK is a young charity established 2012 and this is the first fundraising role in our organisation. We need you to be involved at the early stage of planning our programmes, to understand our work and our developing needs.

About the role

The post holder will be responsible for developing and managing relationships with a portfolio of existing and prospective charitable trusts and making applications to them. Reporting to the Deputy CEO, you will take the lead in managing the Trusts area of our database and ensuring we are reporting to funders in a timely and accurate way. This role is fully funded for two years but with your help this could become a permanent position.

Essential criteria we are looking for in our Trust Fundraiser:

– Experience of developing and implementing a trust fundraising programme, including acquisition, retention and development.
– Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to persuade.
– Excellent attention to detail.
– Excellent research and planning skills.
– The ability to build excellent internal and external working relationships.
– Proven record of successful applications for substantial funding from Trusts and other grant-making bodies.
– The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
– Excellent database and Microsoft Office skills.

Facial Palsy UK is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all parts of the community. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK.

If you have any questions about the post or the charity please get in touch with becky@facialpalsy.org.uk.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter/email to becky@facialpalsy.org.uk.

Closing date: 27 February 2019.

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Last reviewed: 23-01-2019    ||    Next review due: 23-02-2019