Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes – Trust and Foundation Executive


Salary: circa £30k
Location: Remote
Deadline: 14/01/2022 
Hours: 35
Benefits: Competitive
Job Type: Permanent

At Help for Heroes, we believe those who serve our country deserve support when they are wounded. Every day, men and women have to leave their career in the Armed Forces as a result of physical or psychological wounds; their lives changed forever. We help them, and those still serving, to recover and get on with their lives.

And who are we you’re wondering? We are experts and beginners. Generalists and specialists. Ordinary people with an extraordinary passion towards making a positive change to the lives of our veterans (and having fun while doing it).

As One Team we share a philosophy – I.C.A.R.E. It’s the way we walk and talk, the way we interact with others and how we approach everything we do. We are: Innovative – Collaborative – Authentic – Resourceful – Energetic. We have an incredible opportunity for a Trust and Foundations Executive to join our team. Please see below for more information on what just might be your future role.

Are you a relationship fundraiser with trust and foundations experience, who is passionate about helping make a positive change to the lives of wounded veterans and their families?

Job Purpose

To identify, generate, develop and grow income from a portfolio of trusts and foundations, winning partnerships by writing impactful proposals and developing positive relationships with funders


  • To identify, generate, develop and grow a portfolio of trusts and foundations, local and national statutory funders raising over £250k per year
  • To provide excellent stewardship and relationship management, managing all aspects of donor care, reporting and relationship building
  • To deliver against personal and Trust and Foundations team targets

Main Responsibilities

  • Achieve or exceed agreed income targets through tailored and compelling fundraising proposals to existing and new donors, matching donor interests with Help for Heroes’ programmes
  • Manage a portfolio of trust and foundations, delivering against donor objectives and seeking opportunities to develop and broaden support
  • Identify, qualify and prioritise new potential trust and foundations donors which align with Help for Heroes’ mission, carrying out high quality prospect research using publicly available information
  • Develop, contribute to and manage a prospect and planned applications Trust and Foundations pipeline to grow income
  • Cultivate and steward potential donors as appropriate, including phone calls, meetings, presentations, cultivation events and networking
  • Support the team in preparing Trust and Foundations specific fundraising collateral, including compelling cases for support and engaging thank you letters
  • Undertake essential administrative and operational tasks to support the Trust and Foundations team
  • Maintain accurate records of new and current funding applications, ensuring database records are correct and up to date and adhere to reporting and GDPR guidelines
  • Be responsible for a minimum number of approaches and applications, to be agreed on an annual basis
  • Manage individual KPIs and contribute towards the delivery of team KPIs, as appropriate
    Contribute to the wider Trust and Foundations and Partnerships strategies, including taking on management of special projects as and when required

Essential Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrable experience of trusts and foundations fundraising, both in stewardship and in developing new funders
  • Demonstrable track record of successfully securing grants in the region of £10,000
  • Excellent stakeholder management, including experience of engaging with internal stakeholders
  • Excellent proposal writing skills and the ability to write compelling funding propositions and reports for funders
  • Strong prospect research skills
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills
  • Excellent grammar and proof-reading skills, excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Good data analysis and budget skills
  • Understanding of how to cultivate and steward donor relationships
  • An effective team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects
  • Proficient in MS Office and demonstrable ability to use databases, CRM
  • A good understanding of the key features of trust & foundations fundraising, including how Trusts and Foundations operate and award grants, as well as key compliance considerations and trends in the sector

Desirable Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Member of Chartered Institute of Fundraising (or similar)
  • Experience of developing funding proposals, including budgets with programme teams and other stakeholders

Key Competencies & Behaviours

  • Entrepreneurial, identifies and maximises opportunities
  • Self-starter and self-motivated, with ability to work both independently and collaboratively with team members and colleagues across Help for Heroes
  • Personal, professional and able to comfortably communicate with a variety of stakeholders, tailoring communication style accordingly
  • Excellent at building and nurturing relationships
  • Displays a positive, empathetic, patient, polite and friendly manner
  • Displays the highest levels of integrity, confidentiality and commitment
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Responds quickly to changing demands and demonstrates strong skills in prioritisation and time management
  • Analyses information quickly and communicates in a concise and articulate manner
  • Attention to detail in all aspects of work
  • Works within a range of environments and working cultures, adapting personal style accordingly
  • A passion for supporting wounded veterans and their families
  • Able to attend or support at events which may fall outside office hours
  • Able to travel to London area regularly and for funder meetings
  • The role may involve occasional evening or weekend events so a flexible approach to working hours is required and time off in lieu will be given.
  • Occasional travel across England for meetings or events may also be required.

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To apply for this role, please send your CV and supporting statement to say why you are the best person for the role and how you meet the job description

Help for Heroes is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.

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