Trusts Officer

Rachel Berry

The Talent Set are thrilled to be working with the Anna Freud Centre to find their new Trusts and Foundations Officer. This role is paying between £33,500-£35,000 per annum dependant on experience. 

This role offers a wonderful flexible working environment and is offered as a hybrid role with an expectation to be in the London office 2 days a week.

The Anna Freud Centre are the leading charity supporting mental health in schools, supporting infants, children, young people and their families to transform mental health care for the better.

The post holder will play a vital role in supporting the fundraising team to meet income targets and develop and maintain relationships with donors and prospects. This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated, hard-working candidate who is looking for a career in fundraising.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Trusts and Foundations Manager in identifying and researching potential new trusts, including undertaking extensive prospect research.
  • Independently assessing medium-to-large/complex grant funding opportunities against organisational requirements to determine fit.
  • Lead on writing and preparing high-quality proposals, particularly those relevant to the Closing the Gap campaign and unrestricted income.
  • Preparing and submitting accurate, informative written progress reports for funders in line with requirements and deadlines, including liaising with operational staff to collect the required information.
  • Developing and managing positive and strategic relationships with funders through a combination of regular telephone contact, face-to-face meetings, motivational proposals, informative reports and cultivation events.
  • Facilitating colleagues to make appropriate decisions about funding opportunities by providing accurate and timely information about benefits and risks.

Person specification:

  • Previous experience of writing funding proposals
  • Track record of raising funds from charitable trusts
  • Demonstrable experience of working effectively with a range of colleagues to translate ideas into persuasive proposals
  • Ability to assess, comprehend and manage complex written and financial information quickly and accurately.
  • Demonstrable experience of monitoring complex grants or projects.
  • Ability to carry out research into giving patterns of donors to identify new prospects.

To be considered for this position please apply with your CV as soon as possible, regrettably please note we may not be able to reply to each and every application.

We are committed to diverse and inclusive recruitment practises that ensure equal opportunity for everyone, regardless of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and will happily make reasonable adjustments to always ensure a fair process.