Circa £37,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Fundraising, London EC3R
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full-time Senior Trusts Account Manager to take the lead on a well established and growing Trusts fundraising programme within the dynamic Fundraising team at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. This is an opportunity for an experienced Trusts fundraiser to manage and develop a successful income stream.
SSAFA supports the person behind the uniform; any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. Every year, SSAFA helps more than 73,000 people from the Forces family to get back on their feet; those currently serving, reserves, veterans and their families. Support is there for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran – no one’s service is ever forgotten. We give hope, help and personal support for as long as it takes to get that person’s life back to where they want it to be.
About the role
This post will take a leading role in communicating the work of SSAFA to potential and existing charitable trust funders. Working within the Major Giving Team, the post will focus on managing a number of key funders as well as securing new major funders. The Trusts programme has had key successes recently and a vital aspect of the role will be to further develop and maximise those successes. SSAFA’s work is incredibly varied and appeals to a variety of funders. Our beneficiaries range from the elderly to children and young people and we provide support for a range of social issues, from housing and welfare to mentoring and support with employment. As a senior fundraiser on a major funding stream, you will enjoy working with senior staff, funders and trustees and building relationships across the organisation and externally in order to identify and capitalise on funding opportunities. In addition, there will be opportunities to develop face to face relationships with funders, volunteers and service delivery teams through meetings, project visits and stewardship events.
We are looking for a successful, committed Trust fundraiser, who is equally able to develop strong funding proposals and grant reports as well as build relationships with funders and colleagues face to face. We need someone with an ability to think strategically, be pro-active and persuasive.
To carry out this role successfully you will have:
• Track record of success in securing funds from charitable trusts, foundations and statutory grant-givers
• Excellent and proven ability to write compelling and imaginative proposals
• The ability to prioritise time and work and be able to work well under pressure and to deadlines
• Excellent research, prospecting and planning skills
• Experience of managing and delivering income and expenditure budgets to target and timeframe
• An eye for detail
SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
For further information
If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact James Chappell on 07384 525144 for an informal discussion.
To apply, visit SSAFA’s website
Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 24th February 2019
Interviews: w/c 4 March. If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to undertake an aptitude test as part of the selection process.
SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.