Trusts Executive
 Hybrid / Office Based at 11 High Street, Otford, Kent, TN14 5PG
Hours:  Minimum of 22.5 hours up to full time 37.5 hours – Monday to Friday – the core office hours are Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm but you may in the course of your work be required to attend meetings or events outside of these hours
Salary: £28,000 circa FTE
Reporting to: Development Director

Job Purpose:

Work closely with the Development Director; contribute fully to the development and delivery of the Trusts & Grants income line.

Joint responsibility for the preparation and submission of grant funding applications to charitable trusts and foundations, running a first class stewardship programme including impact and other reporting.

Following an Appeals based approach, specifically liaise with charitable trusts & foundations to identify best fit between projects and funders, building internal and external relationships with a view to optimising success rates; gather and collate project information and assimilate into trust and grant funding applications; prepare and submit funding applications including costings; produce and plan reports on outcomes within required deadlines.

About the Charity

Hospices of Hope, has led the way in developing hospice care for terminally ill children and adults in Romania and surrounding countries over the past 30 years. Our services have already reached more than 50,000 of the most disadvantaged people in Europe and despite some progress in the reform of the healthcare systems, many patients continue to be left without proper care at the end of life.  Hospices of Hope seeks to ensure that all our patients are given the best possible pain relief and holistic support for each day that they have left. In addition, we have provided more than 20,000 training sessions in hospice care for thousands of healthcare professionals from more than 20  countries in the region’. Your impact will be a better future for seriously ill children and adults in the poor resource countries of South East Europe.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and submit sufficient funding applications to secure significant income through trust funders.
  • Effectively record, monitor, report and communicate all trusts and grants progress in a timely manner to help inform business decision making, using the database & other methods as directed.
  • Undertake extensive research to develop multiyear pipeline. Jointly achieve the Trusts income & expenditure fundraising target as set and agreed.
  • Develop and maintain Trusts and Foundations portfolio of existing and new relationships to drive considerable growth.
  • Identify new and innovative grant making opportunities.
  • Ensure excellent communications across the organisation to ensure accuracy and effective reporting to funders.
  • Maintain and communicate technical and statistical information to your manager on a quarterly basis.
  • Flexibility and ability to support other areas of Fundraising if required.
  • Participate with the team in trying to raise funds and identify potential sources of funding
  • Support charity initiatives, campaigns and events
  • Seek to raise the profile and increase awareness of the charity at all opportunities

There will be opportunities to visit our partners and projects in South East Europe in order to fulfil this role.

Person Specification

We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic and outgoing individual who is keen to help assist the Team to increase our income and fundraising supporter base in the UK.  This role would suit someone with excellent communication skills and good at building relationships. You will be given training on all our areas of fundraising and communications as well as training on our fundraising database.  We are looking for someone who has:

  • High level of written English and demonstrable knowledge of Maths
  • Experience in copywriting, story writing or marketing.
  • Experience within Trust Fundraising/bid writing or similar, resulting in a proven track record of establishing and developing successful funding applications, bid writing and securing new business of significant value, in charity or commercial sector.
  • Sound financial understanding of budgets, costings needed to make successful applications.
  • Excellent organisational skills, including time management.
  • Knowledge and use of relevant software packages including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and commercial/charity database.
  • Ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work under own initiative, in a busy work environment and as part of a team.
  • Excellent project management skills with ability to secure sustainable income.
  • Very high level of accuracy and high presentation standards in written work.
  • Ability to grasp and express the essentials, to differentiate from a mass of information.
  • Good interpersonal skills, negotiation and influencing skills, and an ability to communicate at all levels.

Personal attributes

  • A completer finisher, able to see a project through from start to finish.
  • A passion for working towards ambitious fundraising targets.
  • Optimistic can-do attitude.
  • Creative thought process towards solving specific challenges and leading new initiatives from creation to completion.
  • A team player, able to work in support of other teams.
  • A commitment to the aims of Hospices of Hope.


How to Apply

To apply, please send a detailed covering letter (no more than one page) and CV to Anna Perolls, CEO - [email protected] The covering letter should clearly outline the following:

  • How you are suitable for the role using the person specification and responsibilities highlighted in the job description
  • Your motivation to work for the charity
  • Your salary expectation and notice period

Applications that do not follow this guidance will not be progressed.

Please submit your CV and covering letter at your earliest convenience if you are suitable for the position.

Closing date: 22nd July*

*This vacancy may close earlier if we receive enough applications. Therefore we encourage all applicants to apply immediately