000156 - Polly Symondson Recruitment
Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Specialist Regional Recruitment for the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, UK
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Job Number:000156

Job Title: Trusts Fundraising Officer
Charity: Gingerbread
Salary: £30,000 pa
Contract: Full time
Location: Hybrid/Remote
Closing Date: 3rd November

We are looking for a new team member who can be part of our success story and grow and develop with Gingerbread. We have a long history but the future is more important than the past to the thousands of people who use our services.

Becoming our next Trust Fundraising Officer is an important step in your career development, and we are keen to support your goals and ambitions as you work to fundraise for single parents who rely on us.

You may already be in a similar role either in a paid or voluntary capacity, or have transferable skills from current or previous roles.

Job purpose

The Trusts Fundraising Officer is responsible for building relationships and securing income for Gingerbread. They work to achieve agreed income targets and to grow our income to support our work helping single parent families.

About the job – Key responsibilities


To manage relationships with, and maximise income from a mixed portfolio with a higher volume of small trusts

To submit high-quality, persuasive and punctual applications to these funders to achieve agreed targets as identified in the annual fundraising plan

To ensure that all grants are reported accurately and on schedule

To research and keep up-to-date with all funding opportunities from trust funders using a variety of research tools to help maintain a healthy pipeline of prospects to approach

To maintain accurate, up-to-date records on our CRM Salesforce and in Sharepoint and excel tracking systems

To keep up-to-date with best practices, trends and regulations that affect charity fundraising. Ensure that staff, volunteers and trustees understand the necessary parts of these so that Gingerbread meets its legal requirements at all times

To report on progress against targets and KPIs

To represent the organisation externally, promote the organisation’s work and develop productive relationships with external stakeholders


To take a flexible approach to work and duties, within an appropriate level of responsibility, carrying out other duties as directed by the Senior Management Team

To actively contribute to organisational cohesion, encouraging cross-team working, and a problem-solving approach

To work in line with Gingerbread’s values and Code of Conduct
To take personal responsibility and ensure compliance with corporate policies, including safeguarding, confidentiality, health and safety, data protection and risk management

To support a digital-first and collaborative approach to all work

To champion and promote equality and diversity in your work area and the broader organisation

To ensure single parent voice and experience informs the design and development of your work where possible

Additional information


35 hrs (30 hrs initially – see info on out 4 day week trial on page 8)


As part of Gingerbread’s commitment to flexible working, we operate a hybrid working model, where our office-based staff are asked to attend the office for 20% of their working time, and the remaining time they are free to work from home or the office, depending on what they prefer. We are also happy to explore the option to work remotely.

For a full job information pack including person specifications and details of how to apply please contact us using the form on this page.

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