Trusts FUNDRAISING officer

Key details

Job Title

Trusts Fundraising Officer


£30,011 per annum

Closing Date

7 May 2018


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Reports to

Senior Trusts and Statutory Fundraising Officer


The role is based in our UK Office in Central London, a short walk from Victoria station. Wherever possible Parkinson's UK will consider flexible working arrangements.


Role Overview

We’re seeking a new Trusts Fundraising Officer with a successful track record of securing income from charitable trusts to expand and develop our already successful funding programme that has grown from £1m to £2.7m in three years.

As a key member of the team, you will horizon scan for new funders that match our service development and research priorities and ambitions, as well as manage a portfolio of new and existing trusts. The aim is to ensure they receive excellent tailored appeals, cultivation and stewardship for their support. This will also include responsibility for reporting requirements, where you will need to work across directorates to produce updates on progress according to the needs of funders.

This role will incorporate elements of new business, looking at expanding the existing portfolio of trusts and seeking new potential funders of our work. You will inherit a growing active portfolio and there will be ample opportunity to build on this with new prospects.


The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in:

  • Personally securing gifts from trusts
  • Researching trusts and producing tailored approach plans using networks and contacts where appropriate
  • Using a bespoke database such as Raiser’s Edge to store donor information and plan approaches

How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit a CV and a supporting statement (2 pages max). The supporting statement should detail your suitability for the position based on the criteria of the person specification.

It is important that you show how you are able to satisfy each of the stated criteria as this will be used as part of the shortlisting process.


The deadline for applications is midnight, 7 May 2018.

Candidates who are successful at shortlist stage will be invited to interview in London on 15 May 2018

Please indicate at your earliest convenience if you are unavailable during the date highlighted.