Community & Sport

Trusts and Fundraising Officer

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Trusts and Fundraising Officer to join our team based in Oxford. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and in return you will receive a competitive salary of £30,000 – £34,000 per annum.

In addition to a competitive salary, RABI also offers 28 days of annual leave, 10% pension contribution on successful completion of probation, access to learning & development and an employee assistance scheme

Please note that there is flexibility to work from home up to a couple of days per week, but this is an office-based role.

RABI has been supporting farming people throughout England and Wales for many generations. Providing practical guidance and proactive support to everyone within the agricultural community, RABI has a network of locally based teams who understand the challenges farming people face. The charity’s range of services cover four areas:

– Help at a critical time

– Mental wellbeing

– Support for living independently

– Training and upskilling

It is an exciting time to join the charity as it implements a 5-year strategy which aims to quadruple support to farming people by 2024.

The Trusts and Fundraising Officer role:

This is an integral role to implementing our fundraising strategy and developing this important area of income for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI). This will entail researching opportunities and making applications in order to attract grants and donations from trusts, as well as providing support for producing bids to major corporate donors. The Trusts Officer will oversee relationships with grant making trusts, ensuring these relationships are mutually beneficial and that related administration is well managed. The Trust & Fundraising Officer will be encouraged to further develop appropriate skills through specialist training.

What you will be doing as our Trusts and Fundraising Officer:

– Prepare the basis of an annual Trusts Fundraising strategy in line with other fundraising activity planned by the Charity, the farming calendar and the requirements of regular donors

– Research and identify charitable trusts which may provide future financial support to RABI while maximising the potential for giving from trusts with which the Charity already has a relationship

– Prepare, submit and monitor applications to charitable trusts including the maintenance of records of applications, grant receipts and successful/failed submissions. Ensure Trusts are thanked for donations in timely fashion

– Compile statistical and background research to support the development of new and existing relationships with charitable trusts

– Monitor trust income for Finance purposes, ensuring all donations or grants are coded appropriately, including any restrictions upon the use of the income

– Provide support for the submission of major corporate bids

– Provide back-up support to Fundraising with the production of personalised thank-you letters for individual and corporate donors

Key skills and experience we are looking for in our Trusts and Fundraising Officer:

– Affinity with the goals and objectives of RABI

– An understanding of fundraising generally and experience of successful trust fundraising

– A pro-active team player who is also self-motivated and confident working independently

– A good communicator, whether face to face, by telephone/Zoom or in writing

– Methodical with a flare for identifying and conveying information accurately, succinctly and engagingly

– Enthusiastic, adaptable and resilient, with the ability

– Excellent IT Skills


– Farming knowledge or an interest in agriculture and the people who work in it

– A full UK driving licence

– Experience of recording and analysing data in order to communicate it in a meaningful way

– Knowledge of working in a confidential environment, with some understanding of Data Protection and fundraising compliance

If you feel you have what it takes to become ourTrusts and Fundraising Officer click ‘Apply’ today, we’d love to hear from you

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