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Trust Fundraiser - Cardiff

Full Time
Job Sector:
Charity / Not for Profit, Financial Services / Insurance, Nursing / Social Care
South Wales
Salary description:
£25, 250 per annum
Start Date:
The Wallich
Job Ref:

Trust Fundraiser

Reports To: Fundraising & Partnerships Senior Manager

Term: 2 year fixed term contract

Based At: Cardiff

Salary: £25, 250 per annum

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week (9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday, flexibility required)

Closing Date: 11 Jul 2018 12:00PM


The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. All post-holders within the organisation are required to work within The Wallich's values, policies, procedures and working practices, in support of the overall achievement of its mission and current business plan. This includes attendance at identified training courses and exhibiting behaviours which demonstrate respect for colleagues, clients and all other stakeholders, and which positively supports the reputation and work of the organisation.

Project Description

The Fundraising & Partnerships team manages the Wallich’s relationships with individuals, trusts & foundations, companies and community groups.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic fundraiser to be part of an evolving Fundraising Team. As part of the Team, it’s a great opportunity to share your skills and help shape our strategy moving forward.   This role will support our drive to diversify income and remain innovative in developing solutions for people experiencing homelessness.

The Team is currently made up of The Director of Fundraising & Partnerships, who sits on the Senior Leadership Team, the Fundraising & Partnerships Senior Manager, Corporate Fundraising manager, Fundraising Officer and Corporate & Community Volunteering Officer.

Purpose of Role

To raise income in line with financial targets from charitable Trusts and Foundations. The post holder will work closely with the Fundraising & Partnerships Senior Manager to develop and manage relationships with Trusts and Foundations including the ongoing stewardship of current funders, as well as the development of new relationships and funding opportunities. This will include undertaking detailed prospect research as well as working closely with operational staff and funders to identify the best fit between funds and projects.

The post holder will also be responsible for coordinating and submitting ongoing monitoring and evaluation reports in line with funding requirements.

Person Profile - Projects Manager

Knowledge & Experience

  • Experience of securing significant funding from Trusts and Foundations
  • Experience of managing and developing relationships with key Trust and Foundation contacts
  • Experience of maintaining a funding pipeline, submitting applications and reports within agreed timescales
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to a high standard for a range of audiences
  • Excellent research skills as well as a high level of literacy, numeracy and analytical skills
  • Experience in briefing and supporting senior staff
  • Excellent administrator, including strong IT skills

Personal Qualities and Competencies

  • Commitment to organisational excellence, with an ability to inspire others
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A commitment to high quality supporter care
  • The ability to get to the heart of the matter quickly and summarise salient points clearly and succinctly
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work on own initiative, as well as acting and thinking collaboratively as part of a team
  • The ability to promote the Charity as an innovative organisation to funders
  • The ability to set out a vision to identify and secure appropriate opportunities for The Wallich clients
  • A role model for the Charity’s values and a strong sense of ethics in decisions and actions.


  • Driving licence and own vehicle desirable but not essential.
  • Ability to speak Welsh is desirable but not essential.

Interview date:  11th July 2018

Induction details: New starters at The Wallich will be required to complete a 3 - 5 day Induction in Cardiff at the commencement of their employment.

To apply, please visit our website by clicking here or the “Apply Now” button below

Company Description

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Personal Development:

We place an emphasis on personal development for staff at all levels throughout the charity. Our in-house training programme offers a wide range of courses which you will be encouraged to attend to support you to develop whilst working for us. You may also be asked to attend external or vocational learning opportunities as appropriate.

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