Trusts and Foundations Officer


Location London EC3R, with flexibility to work remotely
Salary Up to £30,000 per annum
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 10th Apr 2022 BST

Job Description

2 Year Fixed Term Contract

As the Trusts and Foundations Officer within the Major Giving team you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of relationships with new and existing funders. This will involve researching new opportunities, overseeing approaches for support and managing reporting requirements. This is a new role, and you will be joining at an exciting time of expansion of and investment in SSAFA's fundraising activities.

About the team 

The Major Giving Team is a small welcoming and diverse group of individuals who are keen to learn from others, as well as share their insight and experience. Your work will cross-pollinate with other colleagues in the team who work across trusts and foundations, major donors and statutory funders. You will also collaborate closely with other teams in service delivery.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have a clear understanding of trust and foundation fundraising and have experience of successful communication. You will have a clear interest in the development of relationships with funders and seeking of new opportunities.

Working directly with the Trusts Manager and collaboratively with the Major Giving Team and wider Fundraising team from time to time, the role is key to the success of the increase in the income within the team. The need to work independently and be a self-motivator is important.


SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing practical, emotional, and financial support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts or are still currently serving, and their families.

SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA

SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.

SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.

Further information about the role

View the benefits that SSAFA has to offer here.

View the full job description here.

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact James Chappell on for an informal discussion.

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.

How to apply

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Closing date: Midnight on 10 April

Interviews: 21 and 22 April 2022

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Sun 10th Apr 2022


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sun 10th Apr 2022