Senior Trust Fundraising Officer

Senior Trust Fundraising Officer

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Trusts, Statutory & Legacy

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £31k per year + benefits

  • Contact :

    Natalie Lawford

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7336

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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Senior Trust Fundraising Officer
London Permanent
Salary -Circa 31k

At SPANA we care for an often-overlooked workforce: the millions of donkeys, horses, mules, camels and elephants who are vital to the livelihoods of over a billion people in the world's poorest communities, yet whose hardworking lives are often short and painful with no access to veterinary treatment.

SPANA's Fundraising department is responsible for generating income from a growing supporter base in the UK and overseas. We currently raise more than 6 million for the charity each year, and are pursuing a five-year strategy which will take our income to more than 12m by 2023. Our fundraising work spans all key areas of income generation, from gifts in Wills, individual giving and trusts fundraising to corporate partnerships, community fundraising, events and digital fundraising. As a team, we are united by our commitment to collaborative working, resourceful thinking and top-quality output, and are focused on maximising income to fund SPANA's vital work with working animals and the communities that depend on them.

We're committed to improving the welfare of working animals, but we firmly believe in looking after our people properly too. So while we're a small charity (in terms of numbers, but certainly not in ambition or reach!) we have one of the most extensive benefits packages in the sector, providing real support for our staff and helping to make this a fantastic place to work.

This includes many of the things you might expect like discounted gym membership, an optional private healthcare scheme, childcare vouchers, eyecare vouchers and a cycle to work scheme but also a full employee assistance programme, a superb employer-contributory pension scheme where we make a 10% contribution for every 5% of your own, and we've even partnered with a local lettings agency to provide significant staff discounts on fees and cut the costs of renting.

There are plenty of other great reasons to join us though, like our professional but positive, friendly and supportive culture where everyone pulls together to help each other out when needed, whatever their day-to-day role. We're a small organisation with a strong team work ethic, so while you'll only need experience in the areas covered in the job description below, over time you're likely to find yourself getting involved in much more besides, broadening your experience all the time and bringing plenty of variety to your role.

It's also thanks to being a smaller organisation that you won't be boxed into a long-established position where everything's set in stone. All of our roles and remits evolve in line with the needs of the organisation and the strengths of our people, so if you'd relish the challenge of shaping your role as you progress, regularly taking on new and different tasks, you'll feel right at home here.

Key responsibilities include:

To lead on generating income from trusts, to meet agreed annual targets.

Write clear, concise and compelling proposals and submit in a timely manner.

Deliver the trusts communications plan, managing all trust correspondence, including a small programme of mailings along with tailored proposals.

Develop new and existing trust relationships through exemplary stewardship (feedback reports, mailings, phone calls, face to face, etc) to maximise long term income, secure new sources of funding, upgrade existing levels of giving, and repeat donations and multi-year funding.

Develop and deliver an annual activity calendar for the trust fundraising programme, including key pitches and progress reports.

Take responsibility for the trusts fundraising budget, setting targets in collaboration with the Head of Philanthropy and monitoring the programme.

What we're looking for:

2 years fundraising experience in trust and statutory fundraising, and extensive knowledge of fundraising principles

Track record of achieving and exceeding income targets.

Experience of researching trusts and matching their interests to the most suitable projects to build a long term relationship

Experience of building strong and effective relationships with donors, potential supporters and a range of stakeholders.

An outstanding communicator and negotiator with excellent written verbal and skills

If you'd like to find out more or to apply, please contact Natalie Lawford

If you have the stated requirements then please apply to Harris Hill with your up to date CV and Cover Letter. Please note that only suitable candidates will be contacted with further information.

Closing Date: 7th Nov- Although the role may close early if a high number of applications are received