Trusts Executive (maternity cover)

Location: UK - flexible

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 03 July 2022

Salary: circa £37,500

Specific Hours: 35 hour per week - 4 day week can be considered

Trusts Executive (maternity cover)

Location: UK flexible, with monthly travel to Haywards Heath office  

Contract: 12 month fixed term contract 

Sightsavers Institutional Funding Team seeking an experienced and driven Trusts professional to become a major contributor to the development of our Global Trusts team during maternity cover. 

About the role of Trusts Executive  

As Trusts Executive you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of existing trust relationships, as well as engaging with new trust prospects in targeted global markets.  The focus will be on trusts capable of contributing to a high level. In addition, you will develop biannual mailings for a large group of existing small to medium sized trusts. 

This exciting, internationally focused role will see you manage and cultivate relationships with trusts and foundations primarily based in the UK, US and Europe, via bespoke proposals, mailings, reports, telephone and face to face meetings. You will be engaging with CEOs, Directors and Trustees and attending meetings with all levels of seniority.  

This role would suit someone with a combination of strong written and communication skills. We are looking for a candidate with the ability to convey complex ideas in writing and report to a wide variety of funders. A strong candidate will be able to speak confidently about our work, negotiate and enthuse others, providing an active and positive impact to the overall direction of the team and the organisation as a whole. 

Knowledge, skills and experience for the role of Trusts Executive 


  • Experience of working in a fundraising, marketing or sales capacity. 
  • Proven success in cultivating new relationships with prospective supporters/clients and maintaining relationships with existing supporters/clients. 
  • Understanding of and interest in charity sector and international development issues. 
  • Proven success in creating strong written proposals and reports 
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas to a wide range of audiences.  
  • Knowledge of good fundraising practice. 
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills, including preparation of proposals, project budgets, reports. 
  • Excellent communication and people skills. 
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for people with disabilities.  
  • Availability to travel occasionally, Covid-19 restrictions allowing.  


  • Experience in analysing complex financial information 
  • Experience within the charity sector and international development 
  • Knowledge of good fundraising practice 

The Trusts Executive role is a highly varied and involved role and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required skills. Please see the Job Description for full details.  

Closing date: 3 July 2022 

Interviews will ideally take place during the week commencing 6 June 2022 and are expected to involve a written task, second stage interviews will be conducted during the week commencing 13 June 2022. These dates subject to change. All interviews will be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams or Zoom. 

To apply 

Please complete our application form and attached your CV and Cover letter to this application. Please can sure to include your salary expectations.

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community.  Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply. 

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