We are the Parkinson's support and research charity. Among our greatest strengths are our people, the enthusiasm of our local groups and supporters, and the commitment of our staff.
We continue to work to find a cure, and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's. You could be part of helping us achieve this.
In the last 8 years, fundraising at Parkinson's UK has gone from strength to strength and our track record of delivering innovative, multi-year, multi-million pound partnerships with Trusts and Foundations has been key to this success. Our portfolio is diverse and we work with some really fascinating funders
About the role
We are looking for a Trust Officer with a successful track record of securing income from charitable trusts to expand and develop our already successful funding programme that has grown from £1m - £2.7m in 3 years.
As a key member of the team, you will horizon scan for new funders that match our service development and research priorities and ambitions, as well as manage a portfolio of new and existing trusts. The aim is to ensure they receive excellent tailored appeals, cultivation and stewardship for their support. This will also include responsibility for reporting requirements, where you will need to work across directorates to produce updates on progress according to the needs of funders.
This role will incorporate elements of new business, looking at expanding the existing portfolio of trusts and seeking new potential funders of our work. You will inherit a growing active portfolio and there will be ample opportunity to build on this with new prospects.
Skills, knowledge and experience
To be successful in this role, you’ll have proven experience of securing gifts, excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, and have a proactive approach to your work and a determination to succeed.
You’ll have a high standard of accuracy and be confident in using your written skills to turn complex information into clear and compelling proposals and reports for the range of supporters in your portfolio. Your passion for our cause will leap from the page, and you'll be skilled in developing strong and effective relationships with both committed and potential supporters over the phone as well as in person, where the opportunity arises.
If you are excited by the opportunity to use your skills to make a real difference to people living with Parkinson’s and work with a range of talented, committed individuals, then we’d love to hear from you.
For further details about our fundraising activity and how this role can play a key part in our development, please visit www.parkinsons-careers.org