We’re on the lookout for a new Trusts & Foundations Officer!
In this entry level role, you’ll be working within our successful fundraising team to help us research and write applications for funding, and keep our current Trust & Foundation partners up to date.
We’re more interested in your attitude than your experience so, if you’re a people person with heaps of ambition and the motivation to learn, read on!
|£24,000 – £26,000, depending on experience (inc. London weighting)
|Full-time, permanent (35 hours per week, with core hours of 11am-7pm, Monday to Friday)
|Hackney and home working
|12 noon, Monday 26th February 2024
|Stage One Interviews:
|Online, afternoons of Tuesday 5th – Thursday 7th March
|Stage Two Interviews:
|Online or in Hackney, afternoons of Monday 11th – Tuesday 12th March
|15th April 2024, after successful completion of a DBS
Who we’re looking for
We are looking for candidates who are a good fit in terms of attributes and attitude and are keen to learn and gain experience.
While certain experiences will be helpful, we are not looking for a specific set of experience so, if you think you have the qualities we’re looking for, we’d love to hear from you.
The attributes and attitudes we’re looking for are:
- Wants to have a career in fundraising.
- Is motivated by targets.
- Is relationship focused and enjoys picking up the phone.
- Loves to write and is confident in your written communication skills.
- Enjoys research.
- Works well with people from different backgrounds and perspectives.
- Has a positive, driven mindset.
- Manages your time well and can prioritise tasks, with support from your manager.
- Believes that all children should have the opportunity to succeed at school and beyond.
Research & Applications
- Working closely with the Trusts and Foundations Manager to identify priority areas for funding and write up project needs.
- Researching and identifying new potential supporters.
- Writing tailored applications to a wide range of trusts and foundations.
- Keeping track of key deadlines for applications.
- Providing excellent stewardship and nurturing relationships with existing T&F supporters including writing a regular newsletter, hosting visits and running events.
- Keeping track of key dates and reporting to funders about the impact of their grants.
- Encouraging multi-year funding and repeat funding.
- Ensuring recognition of a funder’s support where desired, working with Head of Fundraising to create press releases and case studies.
- General administration of grants.
- Using MS Teams to manage work and communicate with the team.
- Using Salesforce daily to keep track of the pipeline, support stewardship and report on income and forecasting.
- Working with teams across the organisation for creation of content including case studies, tailored applications and external communications.
- Responding to emails.
- Contributing to special campaigns and projects within the wider fundraising function.
- Contributing to the overall fundraising plans and strategy.
What to expect as a member of the crew
- Be part of a committed, inclusive organisation that supports its team to thrive. We value each member of our team’s professional development and provide training to make sure you have the chance to develop your skills and grow your experience as part of our expanding team. Click here for more information about our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
- Request flexible and home-working arrangements. We know how important your personal life is, so every member of the team is able to apply for flexible and home-working arrangements around their delivery commitments.
- Receive enhanced sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay, with supportive parenting arrangements. Your family is important and we are committed to supporting our you as a parent, which is why we go above and beyond our statutory responsibilities.
- Take a mental wellness day. Staying well means looking after our mental health and physical health so, rather than taking a sick day, a mental wellness day acknowledges that sometimes we can feel overwhelmed, not quite ourselves and we need time out.
- Take a career break. After four years with The Literacy Pirates, you can take sabbatical leave to pursue personal development or time with your families, and come back to work without needing to end your contract.
- Gain 24 hour access to qualified counsellors for yourself and your immediate family. Through the Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme, yourself and your immediate family can receive free, confidential advice and support from qualified counsellors, on everything from stress and anxiety to family issues, bereavement and finances.
- Save up to 39% on a commuter bike and accessories through Cyclescheme. Through our partnership with Cyclescheme, you can get a bike for work with payments automatically taken from your monthly salary and no upfront payments. This means you’ll be able to spread the cost over 12 months and pay less Income Tax and National Insurance.
- Get time during work hours to volunteer. As an organisation that relies on the passion and generosity of volunteers, we know how valuable volunteering is. We offer all employees 14 hours of volunteering time per year, which you can take by the hour or in one go, so that you can support issues and causes that you care about.
- Receive 23 days of annual leave per year, plus bank holidays and the days between Christmas and New Year, and increased allowance with service.
- Get 8% pension contributions, with 3% paid by The Literacy Pirates.
- Get to work in a pirate ship!
About the Fundraising Team
Annually, we raise over £1 million, thanks to our generous and dedicated funders.
We work to ambitious but achievable targets and, in the last four years, we have doubled our income. This is raised from a variety of Trusts and Foundations and individual supporters, as well as our corporate partnerships with a range of local and national businesses.
We have a high rate of success with Trusts and Foundations and a clear and compelling case for support, both of which help to make the role of Trusts & Foundations Officer rewarding and fulfilling.
Director of Fundraising
Trusts & Foundations Manager
Corporate Partnerships Manager
Corporate Partnerships Officer
How to apply
To apply for the position, complete our online application form and upload a CV by midday on Monday 26th February 2024.
If you have been shortlisted for an interview, you will be contacted by Thursday 29th February.
Stage one interviews will take place online on the afternoons of Tuesday 5th to Thursday 7th March.
We will invite the two strongest candidates for a second stage interview on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th March.
The successful candidate will be called for a final interview with a few of our Young Pirates.
All employees are required to complete an Enhanced DBS check prior to starting work. You can see our policy on employing those with a criminal record here.
If you need to take time from work to attend interviews, we are happy to compensate you for your time.
We’re committed to ensuring our recruitment practices are accessible to and inclusive of all prospective candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments to accessing our recruitment materials or attending interviews, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us on 020 3327 1777.