Trust Funding Officer

Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation

Location London SE1 - hybrid working
Salary £40,000
Team Trust Engagement
  • Closing: 12:00pm, 9th May 2022 BST

Job Description


We are looking for 2 Trust Funding Officers (1 Full time and 1 12-months contract)

Through our three charities, we work in partnership with the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to deliver world class care.

Crucial to this is the energy and focus we bring to ensuring charitable donations are utilised as effectively as possible through the Guy’s Cancer Charity, the Evelina London Children’s Charity and the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. You will work in our Trust Engagement team, which is responsible for developing projects with colleagues at the Trust, making grants to deliver those projects and managing those grants on an ongoing basis. We also manage many donations for specific Trust services, which are held in our special purpose funds and disbursed through partnerships with Trust staff.

 You will play a central role in ensuring the positive impact of our grant making and special purpose funds for patients and staff at the Trust and will work closely with our Funding Managers to support our funding processes and the design and delivery of projects across our three charities.

You will also work closely with colleagues in our Fundraising, Evidence and Impact, Finance and Operations and Communications teams as well as colleagues across the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

This role has huge potential for an ambitious, energetic and self-starting professional to have a significant impact on the lives of patients and staff across the Trust’s hospitals and community sites.

You do not need established expertise in health; but the ability to learn and establish credibility quickly is important.

We are committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion at all stages of our funding and this will be a crucial element of your role.

Key responsibilities

·         Develop and manage a portfolio of grants, advising and guiding applicants and grant holders, with appropriate support from Funding Managers where needed

·         Manage questions and issues on grant or fund expenditure as escalated by the Funding Operations team, or delegated by the Funding Managers

·         Manage initial enquiries from Trust staff, responding to potential applicants and progressing ideas as agreed

·         Support the Business Manager to co-ordinate Committee meetings for all three Charities, including liaison with applicants and progressing meeting actions

·         Build strong relationships with the Fundraising and Communications teams, supporting robust information flow between the teams

·         Build strong relationships with grant holders, Special Purpose Fund holders and other Trust contacts, helping to raise the profile of our three Charities and spot opportunities to develop and fund work

·         Become familiar with the Charities’ Special Purpose Funds (SPFs), supporting annual requests for spending plans, coordinating approvals, and responding to queries from fundholders

·         Develop and manage a process to monitor fundraising income into SPFs and allocation of restricted donations

·         Work with the Trust Engagement Business Manager to design reporting that enables robust pipeline and grant management, and supports monitoring and evaluation

·         Support improvement projects as needed, such as improvements to funding schemes, funding operations or business systems

·         Other tasks relating to the grants and special purpose fund process as delegated

Skills and experience

·         Experience in a customer-facing role, ideally in a funding or fundraising environment or similar

·         Managing relationships with stakeholders, and particularly helping them to navigate complexity

·         Using a database to manage information and projects

·         Experience of working with budgets and other forms of financial information

·         Using reports to gain insight, assess progress and inform plans

·         Analysing narrative and/or financial information to make decisions


Knowledge and qualifications

·         An interest in health, philanthropy, and diversity, equity and inclusion

·         Good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages

·         Able to manage and analyse financial information

Abilities and attributes

·         Able to build strong relationships with stakeholders and customers, to help them achieve their objectives

·         Able to grasp complex situations quickly and navigate complicated structures

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and demonstrable listening ability

·         Empathy and patience

·         Problem-solver, able to use initiative and find pragmatic solutions

·         Comfortable managing and prioritising a varied workload and multiple stakeholders

·         Keen to learn and develop new skills


Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Mon 9th May 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 Mon 9th May 2022