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Senior Trust Fundraiser

Soziale Dienste & Gemeinwohl
Wirtschaft & Fundraising
Dienstort Haggerston
Dienstverhältnis Vollzeit
Veröffentlicht am 04.02.2024

Spitalfields Crypt Trust



Post TitleSenior Trust Fundraiser

Responsible toDirector of Fundraising, Communications and Marketing

Purpose of postSecure income and manage relationships with charitable Trusts

Salary£40,000 per annum

Additional benefitsBUPA Employee Assistance Programme

BUPA Wellbeing plan

Cycle to work scheme

Season ticket loan

25 days annual leave (rising to 30 with length of service) plus bank holidays

Contributory Pension Scheme with employer contributions of 5%

Training and development opportunities

Hybrid working

Hours35 hours per week

Line managementN/A

LocationHybrid working between home, SCTs Head Office and sites in East London


Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT) is an East London charity embedded in the local community, providing practical help, support and training to people affected by homelessness or suffering from addiction. We are passionate about the people and communities we support and embrace creative, innovative and inclusive ways of working that build on our collective strengths. We provide a Recovery Hub (including an abstinence-based residential recovery facility, an addictions counselling programme and a Training & Development Programme), supported houses, a Housing First service, community support, charity shops and two social enterprises supporting people in recovery from addictions to rebuild their lives. Our integrative approach is based on the concept of Recovery Capital, a whole-person approach taking into account physical, cultural, social, human and spiritual factors and assets.

With a new corporate strategy and ambitious plans to develop a new brand, new services, and a new innovative approach to charity retail and building links with the community, its an exciting time to join SCT.

You will be joining a Fundraising, Marketing and Communication team that is committed to working collaboratively, and sharing knowledge ideas and skills, to create a supportive culture. This is something we are proud of and believe is at the heart of our success.

We seek to recruit people with a good combination of talent, skills and potential, promoting equality for all, and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates. We select candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications, experience and commitment to the values and purposes of SCT.

Role and responsibilities

The Senior Trust Fundraiser is responsible for managing a portfolio of warm and cold trusts and ensuring that the relationships are cultivated and maintained. This includes submitting reports and applications on time and seeking opportunities to secure.

They also seek funds from new trusts and foundations, including those identified from prospect research, in line with the SCT fundraising priorities and organisational strategy.

The Senior Trust Fundraiser has the skills and experience to hit the ground running and effectively engage with trusts on SCTs behalf, while sharing our enthusiasm for tackling homelessness and addiction. In this role they –

Maintain and build relationships with a portfolio of existing and potential trusts, engaging with them through phone calls, written correspondence and meetings, and submitting applications and reports on time.

Carry out prospect research for new trusts, including contacting funders to understand their criteria and assess the strength of SCT funding proposals against their specific criteria.

Develop and deliver trust applications, including contributing to fundraising plans, budgets and project plans, and reporting on progress against these.

Deliver innovative proposals for single-year and multi-year funding that are in line with the aims, objectives and criteria of each individual funder, securing funding against a minimum target of £250,000 each year.

Work closely with the Director of Fundraising, Communications and Marketing to monitor submitted and planned applications.

Contribute to fundraising planning and forecasting.

Carefully document contact with trusts using E-Tapestry database and cloud-based electronic filing system.

Where necessary, work closely with service delivery colleagues to gather narrative information, statistics, budgets and case studies for applications and reports.

Provide updates when requested to the Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications on trusts and foundation fundraising activity.

Play an active role as a team member in the Fundraising, Communications and Marketing team including participation in team meetings and initiatives, including active collaboration, support and information exchange with colleagues.

Maintain the security of sensitive personal and other confidential information.

Demonstrate willingness to learn about the key aspects of SCTs services and funding needs.

Undertake such other reasonable duties that may be required from time to time.

Person Specification



Skills and Knowledge

Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, including when working remotely

Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to succinctly articulate the aims and objectives of SCT

Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

Ability to quickly learn how to use database systems

Ability to prioritise and work to multiple deadlines

Excellent proof-reading skills

Strong research skills and attention to detail, to enable efficient assessment of prospective funders

Ability to understand, create and use budgets for a range of projects

Knowledge of fundraising regulatory environment for Trusts and Foundations including relevant GDPR legislation.


Minimum three years experience working in fundraising with a specialism in trusts and foundations

Proven recent track record of raising funds from trusts and foundations in at least two different roles

Experience of meeting with funders, both online and in-person including delivering presentations

Experience of using a fundraising CRM database, such as Raisers Edge, E-Tapestry or Salesforce or other relevant system

Experience of working in an organisation supporting individuals with addiction and/or homelessness issues

Experience of statutory fundraising

Experience of an interim position or working at a Consultancy


Commitment to SCTs values and objectives including understanding of the challenges for people suffering from addiction problems and homelessness

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