Trusts & Foundations Fundraiser

£35,500 FTE pa

Part time, 20 hours pw

We are excited to advertise for a new Trusts& Foundations Fundraiser role in our expanding Fundraising team at Watford Mencap. You will identify new trust and foundation funding opportunities and write applications to secure grants  according to Watford Mencap’s business plan.

We are seeking a creative and competent bid writer, with a proven track record of generating significant income through strong trust and foundation applications. You will have strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to  engage with people at all levels, from service users to funders.

You will identify, develop and maintain a list of supportive trusts, foundations and other grant-making bodies, implementing a rolling programme of applications in order to achieve the annual budget. Building and maintaining positive internal and external relationships to maximise income and provide excellent donor care.

In return you will be provided with an excellent induction and on-the-job support to help develop your talents so that you can make a difference to people with learning disabilities. A hybrid working pattern of part office and part home based will be considered after your induction period. 

The role is part time. Please email Michelle Hamilton at for further information and an informal chat about the role. Please see the job description and person specification for the role here. You can apply here and find out more about our benefits here.

The role will require an enhanced DBS clearance.

The closing date for this vacancy is 12 noon on Friday 17 May 2024 but we may close the vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications, so please do not delay if you are thinking about making your application.