Royal Air Forces Association – Trusts Officer (Leicester)


Hours: 37 ½ Hours per week
Salary: *£30,566 -£32,007 (*starting salary) includes £3,000 non-pensionable market supplement 
Department: Fundraising

When someone in the RAF family needs help, the charity they turn to is the Royal Air Forces Association. We’re there whenever an injured airman is fighting to get back on their feet or the widow of a WWII veteran needs a shoulder to lean on. Whatever their need, they can rely on us every step of the way to give practical assistance, expert advice and emotional support.

We have spent the past year building the foundations for our Trusts and Foundations income stream with really positive outcomes. We are looking to expand on this activity by recruiting for an experienced Trusts Officer, with a proven track record of success in soliciting and managing five and six figure grants to help us reach our ambitious goals.

Joining our Major Gifts team, you’ll be responsible for identifying and articulating fundable opportunities and, using a pipeline approach, submitting high quality proposals to potential funders. You’ll oversee implementation of the grants you win, ensuring that funder conditions are adhered to and you’ll undertake appropriate reporting.

You’ll be a highly-organised self-starter with excellent written English and the ability to proactively seek out funding opportunities. You’ll also have a good grasp of legal, governance and risk issues. You’ll share our determination to help RAF personnel and their families who have sacrificed so much in the service of their country – and you’ll be able to inspire this passion in others.

The post is based at our Head Office in Leicester.

If you’re interested in the role, we’d love to hear from you. A full job description can be found at and you can call our HR team on 0116 268 8754 if you would like more information. To apply, please fill in the application form found on, and send it to

No agencies or CVs please.

Closing date for receipt of all applications is 2pm on Thursday 1 February 2018

1st Stage Interviews will be held on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 February 2018 in Leicester


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