Combat Stress

Combat Stress – Head of Trusts and Foundations


Based at our Head Office in Leatherhead, KT22 0BX

Status: Permanent

Salary: Band 8a, £46,262 – £52,706, per annum, dependent on experience, plus 5% Outer London Fringe Allowance

Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week


About Us:

Combat Stress was established in 1919. We are the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.

Today we provide UK-wide support to veterans from every service and every conflict, on the phone and online, in the community and at our treatment centres. We’re on a mission to raise awareness that invisible injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones. So, when a veteran is having a tough time, we’re there to help tackle the past and to take on the future.

About the role:

An opportunity has arisen for a Head of Trusts and Foundations at Combat Stress. With demonstrable experience of raising funds from charitable trusts and foundations, you will be responsible for heading up a successful income stream for the charity in order to achieve an ambitious team target in 2021/22. This is a pivotal time for Combat Stress as we further embed a New Service Design plan and develop a 5-year strategy from 2021 – this will give many opportunities to to develop innovative project proposals.

You will be a well-organised individual with proven experience securing significant gifts and working to deadlines, in addition to budget management experience. With responsibility for a mature and large portfolio of trusts and foundations, you will find a comprehensive pipeline of proposals and reports in place. The role will include daily tasks such as liaising with clinical and finance teams to ensure successful development of project proposals and reports, monitoring performance and line managing a motivated trusts and foundations team comprising a Senior Trusts & Foundations Officer and Trusts & Foundations Assistant.

This role is subject to a DBS check.

What we offer:

You will work within a reputable charity that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our veterans, that has a fantastic cause and a committed follower base.


• 30 days paid holiday plus bank holidays

• Competitive stakeholder pension scheme – contributions matched up to 10% of salary

• Discount shopping vouchers

• Cycle to work scheme

• Access to the Employee Assistance Programme

• Hybrid Working

Plus many more.

How to apply:

To apply, send an up to date CV and covering letter to

For further information about the role please contact Robert Marsh, Director of Fundraising on


Closing date: Friday 30 July 2021

Interview date: Mid August 2021

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