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Trusts and Foundations Officer

Salary: £36000 per annum
Location: Southampton
Company: Jubilee Sailing Trust
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Trusts and Foundations Officer

We are seeking an experienced Trusts and Foundations Officer with a proven track record of successfully securing funds through high-quality written and verbal communications.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and delivery of an annual portfolio of Trust and Foundations applications and bid proposals; provision of excellent stewardship of existing funders; and, the identification and cultivation of new prospects to ultimately bring in long term, significant funding to support the Jubilee Sailing Trust.

Trusts and Foundations Officer Responsibilities:

  • Work directly and cohesively with the other Trusts and Foundations Officer, Head of Fundraising and the rest of the fundraising team to maintain and expand the JST’s existing portfolio of Trusts and Foundation applications.
  • Work with colleagues across the organisation to identify projects of interest to potential funders and develop attractive cases for support for use across all income generation streams.
  • Develop a dynamic trust fundraising programme to meet agreed annual targets and secure sustainable income through repeat and multi-year grants, ensuring all applications and post-donation requirements are submitted on time.
  • Plan and implement a rolling programme of trust funding applications, ensuring a healthy balance of large (five and six figure) and small, restricted and unrestricted funding applications to achieve the agreed income target.
  • Complete application forms as required using pre-existing standard content, request or develop additional content where required, and create personalised cover letters for grant applications to accompany funding proposals.
  • Monitor income and expenditure targets and provide regular progress reports and updates on performance against target.
  • Develop and manage high quality cultivation, engagement and stewardship plans for trust prospects and existing priority donors.
  • Coordinate and lead on the post-grant reporting needs of donors.
  • Working with the Head of Fundraising and wider team to organise donor receptions or thank you days/events as part of our donor stewardship and ensure key donors and stakeholders are invited to suitable events of importance throughout the year.

Trusts and Foundations Officer Requirements:

  • Direct experience of preparing high quality written work in a professional environment - Essential
  • Proven experience and a recent track record of success in raising funds from trusts, foundations and other funders - Essential
  • Ability to understand budgets and summarise financial information accurately - Essential
  • IT literate and able to maintain and develop effective administration and information management systems - Essential
  • Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to manage a high volume workload and manage conflicting priorities, whilst using own initiative - Essential
  • Experience of preparing and monitoring work plans and budgets - Essential
  • Experience of using a range of fundraising researching tools and techniques - Essential
  • Working knowledge of current fundraising legislation, including GDPR - Essential
  • Successful experience of applying to Statutory Funders.- Essential
  • Flexible can-do attitude, including willingness to work outside normal office hours when it might be needed at events or on board the ship. - Essential
  • Excellent presentation skills, including a keen eye for detail - Essential
  • Good working knowledge of Salesforce - Desirable

About Jubilee Sailing Trust:

At the JST our Vision is of an inclusive world where we can all contribute and feel valued. We have a unique Mission, to give people of mixed abilities and circumstances the freedom to explore their ability, potential and place in the world through inclusive adventures at sea.

Location: Home Based

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time, 40 per week

Salary: £36,000 per annum, plus benefits

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

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