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Trust and Foundations Fundraiser
World Bicycle Relief

Job Description

Job Purpose:

  • To maintain and develop a portfolio of low-level value existing trust relationships.
  • To lead on the development of WBRUK’s Trust and Grants programme through the cultivation of new relationships.
  • To work collaboratively with WBR’s wider global Fundraising & Development team to source and collate information to strengthen proposals and in turn grow trust income levels in the UK.
  • Reach the anticipated income targets for trust fundraising in the UK.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of World Bicycle Relief’s global strategy and programmes as well as the UK focus.
  • Create and submit proposals and applications to trusts and other UK based grant-making organisations.
  • Communicate World Bicycle Relief’s mission and programmes in a compelling way.
  • Establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with contacts at trusts and foundations
  • Follow up with requests for additional information or acknowledgement of gifts.
  • Work with the global M&E team to ensure that reports are accurate and timely.
  • Keep careful records of proposals, submissions, approvals, and deadlines of grant applications.
  • Plan and prioritise multiple grant applications and in an opportune manner.
  • Work with the global Institutional Markets team, and closely with field teams and other relevant departments to collate information on WBR’s programme and project funding priorities.

·Within the WBRUK team, support the development of project plans across the global organisation to ensureanticipated milestones, inputs/outputs and outcomes are outlined to strengthen cases for support.

·Report regularly to CEO of WBRUK.

·When relevant, attend meetings representing WBRUK.

Person Specification:

Knowledge and Experience:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience of working in trust fundraising.
  • Experience of managing a varied portfolio of relationships.
  • Knowledge of the value of working collaboratively and experience of how this has helped achieve goals.
  • Previously worked to fundraising income targets.
  • Relevant and demonstrable experience of securing funding for small to large scale projects. 
  • Knowledge of using a fundraising CRM system to carry out day to day administrative duties.
  • Understanding and experience of adhering to legal and ethical requirements pertaining to fundraising, confidentiality and GDPR.
  • Knowledge of trusts landscape within International Development in the UK.
  • Knowledge of the SDGs.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to build and develop relationships with colleagues and external supporters.
  • Skilled at communicating to a wide range of audiences through writing and presenting.
  • Computer literate including proficient use of Microsoft 365.
  • Understanding of CRM systems – Salesforce experience beneficial.
  • Able to prioritise own workload, deal with conflicting demands and meet tight deadlines.
  • Motivation to deliver high quality work with minimum supervision.
  • Ambitious, self-motivated, and enthusiastic.
  • Demonstrable numeracy skills and excellent attention to detail.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.