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: Trust Fundraiser
Salary Range: £30,157 pro rata
Hours: 21 hours a week

YoungDementia UK is the only national charity dedicated to supporting younger people (under 65 years) with dementia and their families. We have provided high quality face to face individual and family support in Oxfordshire and borders since 1998, and we are now developing initiatives which are national in scope for us to achieve improvements in the lives of people with young onset dementia across the United Kingdom over the next decade.

This is an exciting time to join a growing fundraising team at a pivotal point in the charity’s evolution. We have an ambitious 10-year aim and are developing a new 3-year organisational strategic plan which will inform and guide our fundraising strategy.

Main Purpose

You will have direct responsibility, supported by the Head of Fundraising and Director, to develop, implement, maintain and grow a strong Trust, Foundations and Grant giving fundraising programme to enable us to make a real difference to the lives of people with young onset dementia.

Key role responsibilities:

  • Seeking new prospects for funding, understanding their criteria and motivations, matching prospects with identified projects, and including these prospects in a structured application programme.
  • Writing and submitting high quality, well-presented applications, tailored to the funder, meticulously meeting their criteria and deadlines.
  • Creating compelling, interesting and inspiring cases for support to funders by the sensitive use of our beneficiaries’ experiences, external research, statistics and information, and by communicating well with the YoungDementia UK team.

Person Specification to include:

  • Significant fundraising experience with an excellent track record in Trust, Foundation and Grant Giving fundraising, including from a range of sources from Big Lottery to local small trusts.
  • Ability to create well written, accurate and timely applications, with clear case for support, matching our work with the requirements of the funder.
  • Highly motivated, disciplined and focused – able to work on your own at home and prioritise and manage a varied workload.
  • Strong analytical and research skills. Ability to use qualitative and quantitative data to make compelling case for support.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and an ability to relate well with others within the team and with funders.
  • Excellent written, oral communications and ability to be creative adaptable and persuasive
  • Empathy with the work of YoungDementia UK and dementia generally.

Deadline for applications: 4th Feb

PSR inital interviews: during week of 4th Feb

Client interviews: 20th Feb

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