Trusts and Corporate Fundraising Officer (Part-time)

We are seeking a Trusts & Corporate Fundraising Officer to join our friendly head office team based in Watford, striving to give every animal the best chance of finding a new home.

You will be working for a charity that never stops caring for its animals and people.  As a rescue and rehoming charity, operating five rehoming centres and three shops across the south of England, we are committed to improving the lives of the UK’s pets, helping around 1,500 animals each year. 

About the role:

Reporting to the Fundraising Manager, you will be responsible for managing and growing support from companies, trusts, foundations and other funding bodies through compelling proposals and exceptional stewardship. 

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to the maintenance of a comprehensive database of all relevant grant giving trusts, keeping up with changes in the sector;
  • Develop and write applications and bids to a wide range of funders;
  • Work with fundraising colleagues and centre managers to ensure that all funding opportunities are maximised;
  • Manage and develop relationships with new and existing funding partners;
  • Responsible for delivery of Trust and Grant income targets;
  • Manage a portfolio of existing and prospective corporate partners;
  • Research and maintain an on-going, sustainable pipeline of corporate prospects;
  • Keep accurate, relevant, timely records on our CRM and maintain regular communication with relevant teams including operations, finance, marketing and fundraising teams;
  • Ensure activities comply with current law and guidance and best practice of the Fundraising Regulator;
  • Attend fundraising events and meet supporters as required; this will sometimes involve working out of hours and travelling extensively throughout the geographical area covered by the Trust.

Salary Range:    £14,300 - £16,300 pro rata (£23,800 - £27,000 FTE)    

Hours:       Part Time: 21 hours per week (ideally working three days per week, but a flexible working pattern could be considered)

Location:             Flexible (hybrid mix of working at Watford H.O. and remotely based)

About you:

The ideal candidate will be reliable, conscientious, and committed to providing timely written information. You will have a positive and proactive approach to work with excellent customer service skills. You will be able to work on your own initiative as well as being able to work cooperatively with a range of colleagues and have an organised and structured approach to your work.   You will have an analytical mind and strong attention to detail.  You will be discreet and honest, understanding the confidential nature of some of the information you will be working with.

Essential skills and experience include:

  • Experience of working with databases 
  • The ability to work unsupervised and adhere to deadlines
  • Strong organisation skills and attention to detail
  • Good overall IT skills, including Microsoft Office and excel
  • Excellent communication skills particularly in relation to writing, telephone manner and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to organise and prioritise workloads
  • The ability to be flexible and work as part of a team
  • A full UK driving licence and access to a car

As part of our commitment to making NAWT a great place to work, we offer access to the following employee benefits:

  • - 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part time staff).
  • - Contributory pension.
  • - Group Life Assurance
  • - Access to a free 24/7 support service providing support including legal, financial, emotional and medical advice.

If you feel you have the right skills to be a successful Trusts and Corporate Fundraising Officer, please email your CV with a covering letter to Alex Spurgeon, Fundraising Manager: a.spurgeon@nawt.org.uk

Closing date for applications is 2ndAugust 2024. However, we are accepting applications on a rolling basis and may close the recruitment process for this role prior to the deadline, so early applications are encouraged.