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  • Trust Fundraising Officer

    Salary: Up to £26,486 per annum including comprehensive employee benefits including pension scheme ( 7% contributed by employer), 25 days annual leave, life assurance & free car parking |Location, Camerton Near Bath

    Part Time/Full Time

    The National Osteoporosis Society wants a brighter future for people affected by osteoporosis and fragility fractures. We are the only UK-wide charity dedicated to ending the pain and suffering caused by osteoporosis.

    Grants from charitable trusts and foundations are a key source of vital funds for the Charity. We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Trust Fundraising team to help us achieve ambitious growth targets.

    You’ll be responsible for identifying trusts and foundations with potential to support the work of the charity, and for securing income by developing and submitting compelling grant applications. You’ll also produce follow-up reports for funders and ensure that records are kept accurate and up to date.

    We’re seeking a natural communicator with excellent writing skills who can turn complex information into persuasive copy. You’ll be well organised, have strong attention to detail, and be able to forge effective working relationships with colleagues and funders.

    If you are self-motivated, target-driven and enjoy working as part of a team we would love to hear from you.

    Please supply an up to date CV and a covering letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the job description.
    Previous applicants need not apply.
    Please note this vacancy may close early if large volumes of applications are received.


    Job Description

    Interviews and Applications

    Please apply using the Apply now button by Sunday 24th September 2017. Interviews will be held at Camerton, Nr Bath on Friday 6th October 2017


    The National Osteoporosis Society wants a brighter future for people affected by osteoporosis and fragility fractures. We are the only UK-wide charity dedicated to ending the pain and suffering caused by osteoporosis.

    The charity has ambitious plans to expand its work and reach out to more of the three million people in the UK affected by this devastating condition. We believe that income from trusts and foundations has the potential to play an increasingly important role in funding our future growth, and the Trust Fundraising Officer will play a key role in developing this income stream.

    The Role

    The Trust Fundraising Officer plays a key part in raising vital funds to support the work of the charity, furthering the growth in income from trusts and foundations by contributing to the planning and delivery of the trust fundraising programme.

    Reporting to the Trust Fundraising  Manager, the Trust Fundraising Officer is responsible for making a significant contribution to the achievement of a six-figure income target by researching, developing and submitting compelling funding proposals.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Identify and research trusts and foundations with potential to support the work of the charity
    • Build relationships and liaise with colleagues in order to build compelling cases for support for an agreed range of projects, or areas of the organisations work
    • Generate income from trusts and foundations by developing accurate, well written and well-targeted applications, including large five and six figure applications
    • Submit timely reports to trusts and foundations, ensuring high standards are consistently met.
    • Build and maintain long-term relationships with new and existing trusts and foundations through regular communication, with a view to optimising success rates and maximising the value and duration of support.
    • Manage and maintain accurate records of trusts and applications on the charity’s CRM system.
    • Help to develop and refine team processes and contribute to ongoing monitoring and evaluation using the CRM system
    • Contribute to planning and management of team processes and ways of working
    • Coach and support the Trust Fundraising Administrator as needed
    • Lead on team projects as directed by the Trusts Fundraising Manager
    • Deputise for the Trust Fundraising Manager when needed
    • Develop a good understanding of the National Osteoporosis Society’s work in order to write effective applications.
    • Undertake any other reasonable tasks as requested by senior managers.

    Person specification


    • Proven track record of generating income from charitable trusts and foundations
    • Experience of securing five-figure grants/donations or an IOF or equivalent fundraising qualification.
    • Knowledge and understanding of the charity sector funding environment including best practice
    • Excellent writing skills, able to synthesise complex information and develop persuasive and compelling applications
    • Ability to make use of a wide variety of sources to produce comprehensive and informative research on prospective funders
    • Experience of developing and maintaining key relationships with trusts and foundations and a thorough understanding of how charitable trusts and foundations operate
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with a track record of developing effective working relationships
    • Enthusiastic, with the ability to work as part of a motivated and committed team
    • Excellent organisation and administrative skills with high standards of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise own workload and meet targets and deadlines
    • Self-starter, able to organise own workload to meet deadlines
    • IT literate, with a good working knowledge of the MS Office suite
    • Availability to attend occasional evening or weekend events



    • Experience of securing grants of over £30,000
    • Experience of using CRM databases
    • Numerate, with an understanding of budgetary management
    • Interest in health-related issues
    • Educated to degree level or equivalent




Make a Real Difference In Your Spare Time

We are looking for volunteers to help in our busy offices at Camerton (near Bath).

As the only UK-wide charity dedicated to improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, we provide vital services and information to anyone concerned about their bone health.

By volunteering, you could gain valuable experience of working for a national charity while providing valuable support to the charity and those we reach.

Most of the volunteer tasks are office based and so good telephone, computer and paperwork skills are required.

The National Osteoporosis Society is an equal opportunities employer.

National Osteoporosis Society is a registered charity No 1102712 Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales No 4995013. Scotland charity number SC039755

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 the National Osteoporosis Society collects information relevant to the job role for which you are applying and will only use this information for the purposes of processing your application. We will hold this information about you securely and will retain it during the application process. If you are unsuccessful your application will be securely destroyed after one year; see our Data Protection Policy for further information.

By submitting your application you consent to the processing and retention of your personal data and confirm that the information contained within it is true to the best of your knowledge and no material facts have been omitted.


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