Trusts Fundraising Officer


  • Team: Fundraising
  • Salary: £30,799 per annum + benefits
  • Location: London + options for hybrid remote working
  • Closing: 10:00am, 27th Jun 2022 BST

Job Description

Thank you for considering the Trusts Fundraising Officer role with Redthread. We are a team of compassionate, collaborative, and courageous professionals, committed to empowering young people to change their lives.  This animation was created with our Youth Ambassadors and this clip from BBC News will give you a taster of what we do every day

 The Redthread team has grown significantly over the last few years, and we have further opportunities to expand our services in the year ahead. Our highly successful fundraising team has enabled this growth by driving income generation from new sources and increasing our reserves. We are looking for an exceptional Trusts Fundraising officer to join the team.

If you enjoy writing, research, understanding service impact, working closely with frontline staff, and can work diligently, it’s a great area to work in with lots of opportunities. We would like to see some fundraising or marketing experience, but we are happy to support people with relevant skills looking to transition into Trust fundraising.

 We have a wide range of Trust supporters, such as smaller family trusts wanting to make a difference in their local area; well-known UK grant makers; large international foundations. In the last financial year, Charitable Trusts and Foundations were Redthread’s largest source of income so your work will make a demonstrable difference to young people’s lives. Even though Redthread has a strong grants portfolio, the area you would work on is still relatively new and it has lots of room for development – it’s a real chance to make your mark.

 We set high standards, but we expect you to be conscientious, not achieve the impossible. You’ll need to be a great communicator; able to assimilate complex information in creative, compelling ways that inspire others to support our cause. We’re a hard-working, dynamic team so you will need to thrive on working collaboratively in a busy and dynamic environment. 

In return, the successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, a supportive and flexible hybrid working environment, excellent staff training and development package and access to a range of employee benefits including enhanced annual leave and family leave entitlements, employer pension scheme contribution, access to clinical supervisions, enhanced employee assistance programme services and more. The offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory pre-employment checks.

Please go to our website where you will find a job description with a person specification including details of the terms and conditions of the post. Please read through the person specification carefully as we will be shortlisting applications using these criteria.

  • Please note: This position is offered on a permanent contract.

  • Applications deadline: 10 am, Monday 27th June.

We would like this role to start as soon as possible. We will provide comprehensive training and induction.

Please Note: If we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert before the closing date. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

Purpose of the Post

  • To raise and manage income from charitable trusts and foundations giving up to £100,000, so Redthread can deliver its projects and achieve its strategic goals.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct in-depth, systematic research into funding opportunities fromtrusts, foundations and statutory sources, keeping clear, organised recordsand continuously updating the prospect pipeline.

  • Write and submit compelling proposals and attend and lead proposalmeetings with potential funders - focussing on multi-year grants up to¬£100,000, being able to lead on some larger bids where appropriate, andas the needs of the organisation dictate.

  • Manage the portfolio of current grant funders giving up to ¬£100,000:cultivate positive professional relationships and provide exemplarystewardship.

  • Create compelling communications and inspiring reports to funders in atimely manner, working with the Programme Coordinators, Data Manager,and Trusts and Grants Fundraising Manager to interpret monitoring dataand evidence of impact, specific to grant agreements.

  • Work closely with the Trusts and Grants Fundraising Manager on larger,strategic applications and funder relationships: collecting data, draftingcopy, meeting funders and liaising with other Redthread programme andsupport staff.

  • Maintain a bank of useful trust fundraising resources for use by the team,including project budget, application and reporting templates and a trustsstewardship plan.

  • Lead the Trusts and Grants team's digital fundraising activities bypromoting and reporting on social media and through other channels.

  • Manage the small trusts mailing: identify prospects, collate mailing dataand update the database.

  • Support the trust fundraising activities of the broaderteam as required, providing regular trust fundraising guidance anddevelopment support to the Fundraising and Communications Assistant

  • Support other members of Redthread's staff team to nurture potentialfunding relationships, submit proposals for specific localised fundingopportunities, and report back to funders.

  • Collaborate with the Trusts and Grants Fundraising Manager with reportingon the team's outputs and KPIs.

  • Process donations from trusts and foundations, and keep accurate, detailedrecords of all trusts and grants activity on the fundraising database(Donorfy).

  • Support the wider activities of the fundraising team as required, includingrepresenting Redthread at fundraising events and being a proud advocatefor the organisation and for young people.

  • Be an involved team player - supporting and contributing to all the activitiesof Redthread's income generation team as required, seeking opportunitiesto share knowledge and ideas, and being willing to jump in when we need.

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

Start your de-biased application


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

Start your de-biased application