Trust fundraising officer

Money Tree Fundraising is looking to appoint an experienced trust fundraiser to join the staff team. You will deliver excellent trust fundraising work for our clients most of the time, also supporting our new business development (no prior experience of this part of the role is necessary) to give the team more capacity.

We are a tiny and collaborative team, who work closely together. We each have our own areas of responsibility and hold each other to account to get the work done. Having another fundraiser on the team will give us stability and capacity that isn’t possible from the associate-only model.

Our clients range from the largest household names to small charities with turnover under £1million. We work with a lot of hospices. Most of our trust-related work is delivering trust fundraising as an interim or outsource solution. We also deliver prospect research and strategy for trust fundraising, and we offer a Kick Start programme for organisations who need to start or revamp their trust fundraising programmes. We run the Trust Fundraising Hub on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, which includes a free monthly live Q&A session where we provide free advice to anyone who asks us a question relating to trust fundraising.

We have always been a virtual company and so there is no base to visit or work from. We work remotely for our clients, especially for our trust fundraising work.

This is an opportunity to do what you already do – excellent trust fundraising – across a range of causes. You will probably have two clients at any one time, and they will not conflict with one another, so variety will be the norm. At the same time, you’ll learn how “new business” works in a consultancy and you’ll be part of the process when we are developing new solutions for our clients.

Place of work

Travel within the UK to team meetings circa twice a year

Hours of work

30 hours a week (equivalent to 4 days) to be worked flexibly
The company’s usual business hours are 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday
Hours must suit UK-based clients during their usual office hours

Responsible to

Senior Consultant – Trust Fundraising

Salary etc.

£25,200 (that is a FTE of £31,500)
5% pension contribution
Individual membership of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (under review)
£1,000 annual budget for professional development
Provision of laptop and mobile phone, or financial contribution towards use of your own
20 days annual leave (that is a FTE of 25) plus bank holidays and Christmas closure
4 additional days of matched volunteering leave

Purpose of job

To deliver excellent trust fundraising to clients (70%)
To support new business development (20%)
To play an active role within the team (10%)

The deadline for initial applications is 8am BST on Monday 20 June 2022.

Applications should be in the form of your CV and a proposal-style covering letter showing how you meet our criteria and why you are interested in working with us.
In the application process (download below) we have set out the criteria by which we are assessing applications at each stage. Please use this as your guide.

Two people – one current associate and one previous associate – have agreed to act as our referees in this process. If you wish to speak with them (in total confidence) then please drop us a line and we will make the connection for you.
You are also welcome to have an informal conversation with us (Deanna and/or Beth) at any stage.

Please get in touch using our contact form ahead of submitting the application. NB Details for where to submit applications are in the attached documents.


You can find out a bit about us on our website profiles. There is a bit more detail available in the download below.