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High Value Trust Fundraiser



Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Samaritans as a High Value Trust Fundraiser and contribute to life-saving work while benefiting from a flexible, inclusive work environment.


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£38000 - £40000

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Epsom, UK - Hybrid

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Hybrid (In-person ~2 days / week)- UK

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Expires at anytime

Samaritans, a leading organization dedicated to suicide prevention, is seeking a talented High Value Trust Fundraiser to enhance their Trust and Statutory team. This is a pivotal time to join, as the organization gears up for major digital projects and initiatives aimed at supporting at-risk groups.

  • Generate significant funding from Trusts and Lottery sources.
  • Collaborate with various teams to identify funding opportunities.
  • Create high-quality funding applications and manage a portfolio of funders.
  • Proven track record in securing high value grants.
  • Expertise in managing funding relationships and understanding funder needs.
  • Strong skills in communication, storytelling, and stakeholder coordination.

The role offers competitive salaries, flexible working arrangements, and robust support for personal development and wellbeing, including Mental Health First Aiders and subscriptions to Headspace and Perkbox. Samaritans actively encourages applications from diverse backgrounds to represent the community they serve. Apply now and make a significant impact with your fundraising prowess.

Samaritans is looking for a High Value Trust Fundraiser to join their Trust and Statutory team. As a crucial team member, you’ll generate significant income for Samaritans and the Samaritans Branch Network from Trusts and Lottery sources, working with a wide range of Samaritans teams. You’ll help identify new sources of funding and lead the development of high-quality applications and report to a portfolio of Trusts, Foundations, and Lottery funders.

This is an exciting time to join the team as we support a large digital transformation project and prepare to launch new programmes supporting groups who are particularly at risk of suicide and self-harm. The role is based in a beautiful, converted Mill in Ewell (30 mins from Waterloo), the team works together in the office once a week and we'd love to see you in person at least twice a month.

Skills and experience you’ll bring to this role include a proven track record in creating and delivering applications to funders and successfully securing high value (five figure+) grants, experience of managing a portfolio of funding relationships and understanding of funder requirements and best practice, excellent knowledge and understanding of the application / bid process for Trust and Lottery funders, excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written, strong storytelling skills, strong interpersonal skills and experience of coordinating groups of stakeholders to develop complex, multi-year bids.

We offer competitive salaries, flexible and hybrid working to suit your needs, family-friendly policies, 28 days annual leave inclusive of wellbeing days and a matched pension contribution up to 5%. You’ll have a structured induction and ongoing projects, secondments & learning opportunities. We also have colleague-led affinity groups made up of people with shared identities. Your health and wellbeing is our priority. We have a staff community of Mental Health First Aiders, a Health Cash Plan and an Employee Assistance Programme. You’ll have free subscriptions to Headspace (your personal guide to mindfulness, sleep, focus, movement, and more) & Perkbox (an employee benefits platform with online exercise classes).

We are a flexible organisation, and we embrace hybrid working – a mix of connecting in person and remotely. We’re aware that the world is changing, and we all want and need different things from our work and home lives. So, if you need to walk the dog, go to the gym, or have commitments outside of work, we’re open to talking through flexible working options that work for you and us.

We recognise the enormous benefits and the social justice imperatives of ensuring diversity at every level of our organisation. Samaritans is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. To ensure Samaritans is representative of those we support and who support us, we particularly welcome applications from Disabled, BAME and LGBTQ+ candidates, as these people are under-represented at Samaritans.

If you're itching to put your fundraising skills to good use and be part of something truly meaningful, then what are you waiting for? Apply today!


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