Trusts and Statutory Officer

Closing date: 10am, Monday 3 December 2018

Salary: £25,000 per year

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week

Location: London SW8

Interviews: Monday 10 December

Are you an excellent fundraiser with experience of generating income from trusts and foundations? Do you want to play a crucial role in changing the life chances of children and young people?

We are a rapidly growing organisation, with ambitious plans to improve the literacy picture across the UK – and an amazing team dedicated to achieving it.

Government, councils, businesses and funders are increasingly recognising our solutions to the literacy challenges faced by disadvantaged communities. Our work is key to improving attainment and social mobility, particularly through our place-based Literacy Hubs.

We are recruiting a fundraising officer to play an important role in our trusts and statutory team. You will be part of a supportive team of three, generating income and managing relationships with trusts, foundations and statutory funders, including some of the leading funders in the UK. You will have the opportunity to build on your existing experience and write compelling applications, develop relationships with funders and show them how the work of the National Literacy Trust can transform lives through literacy.

You will be responsible for establishing new funding sources through prospect research, identifying and responding to leads and working closely with colleagues across the organisation to secure funding. You will research, write and present funding bids, proposals and documentation and ensure that all necessary due diligence is carried out.

You should have a minimum of two years’ experience of generating income from trusts and foundations, including identifying and responding to funding calls, a successful track record of prospecting, and cultivating and securing five-figure grants. You will be a strong bid writer, an excellent communicator, and happy to collaborate across the organisation and with a wide range of people to increase support for the organisation.

One person in seven has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life. A child without good reading, writing and communication skills can’t succeed at school, and as an adult they could be locked out of the job market. Poverty doubles the likelihood of literacy failure by the age of five.

The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy. We run projects in the poorest communities, campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents, and support schools. Our mission is to give young people the literacy skills they need to get a job and lead a successful life.

As well as a competitive salary, we offer benefits including a generous annual leave allowance of 28 days (plus bank holidays and office closure between Christmas and new year), and pensions contributions of 8% of annual salary.

Application details

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Unfortunately, we are unable to respond individually to applications so if you have not heard from us by the advertised interview date, this means we have not been able to shortlist your application this time.

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