Trust and Grant Fundraiser

Trust and Grant Fundraiser Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Trust and Grant Fundraiser to join our team.


  • To draft materials for funders, making a compelling case for the company work;
  • To maintain detailed records of funders identified, bids made, results of applications and contacts made;
  • To advise the Head of Fundraising and other colleagues, as required, on all matters relating to grant fundraising;
  • To work closely with the Fundraising Officer, who is responsible for small and regional funding bids, so as to ensure effective joint working;
  • To represent the charity at fundraising events, if required;
  • To be responsible for raising funds from charitable and other grant makers, with particular responsibility for larger funders;
  • To prepare regular updates and progress reports for the Head of Fundraising;
  • To support the Head of Fundraising in championing fundraising across the organisation;
  • To maintain knowledge of current fundraising best practice on an ongoing basis;
  • To make contact and build relationships with grant makers, in order to secure their interest in the company work;
  • To prepare funding applications to identified funders;
  • To undertake such other reasonable tasks as may, from time to time, be deemed necessary by the Head of Fundraising or the CEO;
  • To research potential funders for the company work, for both core funds and project work, as required, using a wide range of research sources;
  • To comply with all stated policies of the charity, including Equality of Opportunity, Health and Safety, data protection and others as may be required;
  • To conduct site visits for potential funders.


  • At least three years’ paid grant fundraising experience;
  • GCSE or higher;
  • The ability to work to and meet income and expenditure budgets;
  • Educated to degree level;
  • A high level of numeracy and literacy required;
  • Excellent written communication skills;
  • A positive attitude with a ‘can do’ approach and the ability to work under your own initiative and “go the extra mile”
  • A well organised individual with an eye for detail;
  • The ability to prioritise demanding workloads and work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.