Grants Officer (Maternity Cover)

3 days/21 hours £28,000 FTE (pro rata) from early October 2020

Closing 5pm, Monday 10 August 2020 

Teapot Trust provides art therapy in hospitals, community settings and online to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people living with chronic conditions – and their families.

The charity, which marks its tenth anniversary in November 2020, employs a small, inter-dependent core team that punches above its weight and retains a wider group of professionally qualified sessional art therapists.

We’re seeking an experienced trusts and foundations fundraiser to cover the maternity leave of our grants officer for up to twelve months. We’re not looking for someone to ‘hold the reins’ but to bring an ambitious can-do attitude to securing both project and core costs including multi-annual grants. While taking a lead in managing a programme of applications, you will work closely with and be supported by the CEO and the supporter engagement officer.

Key requirements

  • Understanding of, empathy with, and commitment to Teapot Trust’s aims
  • Proven experience of fundraising from trusts and foundations
  • Experience of researching funders, managing a programme of applications and keeping accurate records on a relational database 
  • Working knowledge of devising credible project budgets
  • Excellent writing skills with a flair for constructing a compelling case
  • Experience of using a CRM database
  • Proven experience of financial reporting – pipeline activity and projections
  • An ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Experience of building fruitful relationships
  • Experience of working as part of a mutually dependent and supportive team

A role description is available here

If you have highly relevant skills, experience and empathy with our cause, please email your tailored CV and cover letter. Applications, to be received no later than 5pm on Monday 10 August 2020, should be emailed to Sarah Randell, Chief Executive at [email protected]