Trusts and Foundations Officer

                                                      Person Specification

This person specification lists the demonstrable attributes required for the post of Trusts and Foundations Officer.
It will be used to shortlist candidates, so please address all possible criteria when applying.

                                    Essential                                      Desirable

     Qualifications/Education/      Educated to Degree level or equivalent         Member of The Institute of
     Knowledge                      experience                                     Fundraising, possessing
                                                                                   appropriate Institute of
                                    An understanding of fundraising principles     Fundraising certificate/s.
                                    and Codes of Practice
                                                                                   A sound understanding of
                                    A thorough knowledge of the UK Trusts          health inequalities issues
                                    funding market, sources of reference and       in the UK
                                    research methodologies
                                                                                   A sound understanding of
                                                                                   international health and/or
                                                                                   development issues

     Demonstrated Experience        Minimum of two years experience                Successful record of
                                    fundraising from and managing                  establishing productive
                                    relationships with UK-based Trusts and         relationships with
                                    Foundations                                    corporate donors

                                    A record of achieving and exceeding targets    Experience of working in a
                                    based around five figure donations             health-related and/or
                                                                                   international development
                                    A successful record of researching and         third sector organisation
                                    establishing productive relationships with
                                    Trusts and Foundations                         International fundraising
                                                                                   experience, possibly
                                    A record of creating strong and compelling     including EU and US
                                    cases for support, based on excellent and      Foundations
                                    adaptable written communication skills
                                                                                   Experience of developing
                                                                                   or contributing to
                                    Innovative and creative thinking that
                                                                                   statutory funding
                                    identifies opportunities and then makes
                                    applications “stand out”
                       Experience liaising with, developing and
                       managing positive relationships with
                       individuals and grant-giving organisations

                       Preparing and delivering presentations to
                       Trustee and Director level audiences

Abilities and Skills   Strategic approach to planning and
                       delivering work

                       Excellent relationship building skills

                       Good negotiation and influencing skills

                       Professional, adaptable and convincing
                       writing skills

                       Proficiency and self-sufficiency with IT,
                       including MS Word, Excel, Outlook,
                       PowerPoint and Thank Q (or similar)

                       Good administrative skills

Personal qualities     A well organised and highly motivated self-

                       Good time management skills

                       Confident, discreet and compassionate

                       Able to travel nationally and occasionally

                       Eligible to live and work in the UK

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