Polly Symondson Recruitment | 000154
Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Specialist Regional Recruitment for the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, UK
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Job Number: 000154

Job Title: Philanthropy Officer – Trusts
Charity: Thames Valley Air Ambulance
Location: Buckinghamshire
Salary: £26k – £28k
Hours: Full time, permanent role

 Job Purpose

  • Work with the Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships to develop and deliver a Trusts and Foundations fundraising programme.
  • Responsible for day to day management of trust and foundation fundraising, including work- ing with trust funders, major donors, family foundations, and corporate foundations.
  • Build long-term partnerships with grant making trusts and foundations, ensuring support is strengthened through in-depth research, compelling proposals, excellent stewardship and timely and accurate reporting.

Main responsibilities:

Trust and Major Donor Fundraising

  • Deliver the annual trust fundraising income target within expenditure budgets.
  • In conjunction with the Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships, develop and implement a strategy for trust fundraising to ensure TVAA sustains and grows income from trusts, in line with the Fundraising department strategy and TVAA aims.
  • Research, write and submit creative and compelling applications to trusts and foundations, working with colleagues in the Philanthropy and Partnership team, particularly Philanthropy Manager (Major Donors) and Corporate Partnerships Manager, and across the charity.
  • Grow a core set of regular funders through excellent relationship management, as well as proactively seeking new relationships and sources of funding.
  • Prepare in-depth research and briefs on potential trusts, major donors, family foundations, and corporate foundations, including showing connections between key individuals, and creating cultivation plans.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records and information about prospects and supporters, and coordinate a pipeline of funding applications and grant management using fundraising CRM system (Advantage).
  • Organise and attend events, visits and meetings with funders and new prospects to develop, enhance, and steward relationships as required.
  • Ensure all necessary agreements are in place and due diligence is undertaken prior to accepting significant gifts/grants.
  • Ensure all grant expenditure is in line with the requirements of the trust/foundation, and work with colleagues across the charity to ensure accurate reporting.
  • As directed by the Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships, deliver regular activity and income reports, and participate in the budgeting and forecasting of trust donor income.
  • Develop and maintain a detailed knowledge of TVAA’s current work and future strategic plans. This includes networking with colleagues across the organisation to identify new projects for funding and stewardship opportunities, and to represent the requirements and expectations of funders to non-fundraising colleagues.

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