Job title

Trusts and Marketing Executive

Reports to

Development Director (trusts) and Fundraising & Communications Manager




Full time (37.5 hours) or Part time (minimum 15 hours) – some evenings and weekend’s required

Job type



The role is based at 11 High Street, Otford, Kent, TN14 5PG


Role Overview

Work closely with the Development Director & CEO; contribute fully to the development and delivery of the Trusts & Grants income line and assist with the charity’s marketing.

  1. Trusts

Joint responsibility for the preparation and submission of grant funding applications to charitable trusts and foundations.

Following an Appeals based approach, specifically liaise with charitable trusts & foundations to identify best fit between projects and funders, building 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.

Responsibilities include**

  • Prepare and submit sufficient funding applications to secure significant income through trust funders.
  • Gather information and stories (see also marketing role) that can be used in applications.
  • Effectively record, monitor, report and communicate all trusts and grants progress in a timely manner.
  • Undertake 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.



  1. Marketing

Responsibility for writing materials and articles that will significantly enhance the ability of the charity to raise funds, including from trusts and foundations.

Responsibilities include**

  • Gather stories and articles from our charity partners and other relevant sources for a wide variety of communications including trust letters and appeals, newsletters, annual reports, brochures and digital communications
  • Contribute to the building of the charity’s brand and public image to ensure enhanced brand recognition
  • Help ensure that the charity has effective and appropriate publicity materials and good media exposure, including the development and use of the website


Person Specification

We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic and outgoing individual who is keen to help assist the Team to increase our income through trusts and grants, improve and enhance our marketing materials and grow our partnerships with churches. This role would suit someone with excellent communication skills and good at building relationships. You will be given training and support, particularly in the area of trust and grant fundraising.  We are looking for someone who is:

Key Requirements







A level English or equivalent.


High level of written English is essential



University Degree


Demonstrable knowledge of Maths




Previous experience in the field of copywriting, story writing, marketing


Experience and ability to liaise and communicate with a wide range of people

Writing documents and plans


Comfortable speaking to groups

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




Excellent organisational skills, including time management


Knowledge of the voluntary sector

Knowledge and use of relevant software packages including Excel, Word, PowerPoint


Experience with commercial/charity database

Skills & Competencies


Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience of presenting ideas to external & internal audiences

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

Ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines


Ability to work under own initiative, in a busy work environment and as part of a team

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 and for making a difference

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 and philosophy of Hospices of Hope


**This job description is not exhaustive; it merely outlines the key tasks and responsibilities of the post.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a detailed covering letter (no more than one page) and CV to Lois Griffin, PA to 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.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are only able to inform shortlisted candidates of the outcome of their application. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If your application is not successful, we hope that you will not be discouraged and will still apply for other suitable vacancies.