Polly Symondson Recruitment | 0002021
Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Specialist Regional Recruitment for the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, UK
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Job Number: 0002021

Job Title: Trust Fundraising Officer
Salary Range: up to £30k pro rata
Charity: Oxford Hospitals Charity
Location: Oxfordshire/homebased
Deadline for applications: 5th August


 This is a fixed term opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join Oxford Hospitals Charity and make a real difference for patients of the John Radcliffe, Churchill and Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospitals in Oxford and the Horton General in Banbury. You will play a pivotal role in implementing the charity’s Trust Fundraising Strategy in order to grow and develop this important area of income. This will entail researching projects and opportunities and drafting applications in order to solicit gifts and support our charity’s mission of enhancing the hospital environment and services across the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 


  • Researching Trusts and Foundations to identify opportunities to secure grants 
  • Ensuring excellent and efficient stewardship for all organisations and Trustees within your portfolio 
  • Working with other colleagues and fundraising volunteers to identify new prospects and opportunities 
  • Working closely with the charity’s programme team and hospital staff to identify needs and write fundraising cases for support and applications accordingly 
  • Supporting with the delivery of events and donor visits in order to bring in and develop relationships with existing and prospective Trustees/donor organisations 
  • Ensuring all fundraising activities are in line with the mission, vision and values of Oxford Hospitals Charity, and are compliant with all relevant legislation and guidance 
  • Maintaining meticulous records of all Trust fundraising activity on the CRM system and working with the fundraising team and database manager to extract data in a way which helps guide activity 
  • Supporting the Major Gifts team with the charity’s stewardship and communications activity with Major Donors and Trusts (e.g. thank you letters, project update reports etc.) 

Person specification:

  • Proud to represent Oxford Hospitals Charity, maintaining the highest standards of professionalism at all times including adherence to the Code of Fundraising Practice and a commitment to and passion for excellence in NHS hospitals 
  • Experience of fundraising (essential); experience of trust and grant fundraising (highly desirable) 
  • An understanding of and commitment to excellent stewardship and donor care 
  • Driven to support a growing charity 
  • Proactive, creative and able to take own initiative 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to engage and influence people 
  • Experience of working to and meeting stretching targets 
  • Able to show sensitivity and tact when discussing topics of a personal nature (i.e. experiences within the hospital) 
  • Experience working with a CRM system (desirable) 
  • A team player with strong cross team working skills 
  • Commitment to our charity values of respect, openness, collaboration and ambition 
  • Flexibility to occasionally work outside of normal office hours 

This is a Ten months fixed term contract, up to 37.5 hours (part-time hours also considered).

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