Trusts & Foundations Coordinator

Recruiter
RedR
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
31 Aug 2017
Expires
23 Sep 2017
Sector
Childcare
Contract Type
Permanent
We are looking for a talented Trusts & Foundations Coordinator turn the opportunities they find into funded projects. RedR has an amazing story to tell. Will you help tell it? We train life-savers. We give people the skills to be ready for, and respond to major disasters like earthquakes, floods, conflict and drought. We protect lives and livelihoods in developing countries. Our practical training and expert support means that communities won't be beaten by disasters. This post holder will enjoy working with international colleagues covering a pivotal role which links the programme and the fundraising & communications team to craft inspiring applications and have great attention to detail to ensure we meet the reporting requirements of our benefactors. Our programme team care passionately about their work. We are looking for a talented fundraiser to listen to their ideas and turn the opportunities they find into funded projects, to ensure communities aren't beaten by disasters. Your challenge is to maintain existing trust support and identify new trusts who will support our international programmes. You will join us in a period of fundraising expansion. We have had some great success recently and are looking for someone with experience of working significant bids, with good research and writing skills to join our team. This post holder will enjoy working with international colleagues covering a pivotal role which links the programme and the fundraising & communications team to craft inspiring applications and have great attention to detail to ensure we meet the reporting requirements of our benefactors. Main Duties and Responsibilities: • To be familiar with RedR projects and programmes and identify those which will attract significant financial support from Trusts and Foundations • To research these potential funders thoroughly, identifying connections and interests • Develop relationships with potential and current funders ensuring they are motivated to support RedR. • To draft project bids and applications, working closely with the programme team to ensure their projects are correctly represented. • To report on the success of our projects; meeting funder requirements, crafting narrative and financial project reports and telling great stories of human impact. • To manage the annual solicitation schedule aimed at attracting smaller unrestricted donations. To maintain regular contact with the fundraising & communications team regarding project deliverables and communications with funders • To work occasional weekend and evening events in support of programmes and fundraising colleagues where necessary. • As part of the office team, assist with general administrative duties including answering incoming phone calls, hosting visitors, supporting volunteers etc. • Any other reasonable tasks or duties as required by the line manager or organisation. PERSON SPECIFICATION Essential • Experience winning significant funding from Trusts and Foundations, ideally for international humanitarian or development projects • Excellent research skills • Excellent copy writing skills - an ability to present an appropriate and persuasive case for support RedR UK: People and Skills for Disaster Relief 3 • Strong attention to detail including good proof reading skills and comfortable working on financial information and budgets • Good organisational skills, an ability to assess opportunities and challenges and prioritise work • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to liaise confidently within the office, with colleagues internationally and with external contacts • Confidence networking and building relationships with individuals, trusts and major donors • Computer literacy in MS Office • Fluency in written and spoken English • Commitment to the humanitarian sector Desirable • Experience working with international teams • Experience of working for an international NGO, preferably in the humanitarian or international development sector. • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite Interviews to take place on 3rd October Start date: October For further details of the job, please click the attached for the job descritption and person specification: All CV's should be submitted with a cover letter