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Trust Fundraiser

Job Description

Reporting to                        

  • All Anglican Communion Office staff are under the overall leadership and direction of the Secretary General. The Trust Fundraiser will be managed by the Chief Operating Officer.


  • Initiating new trust fundraising activity within the Anglican Communion institutions, specifically seeking funding for projects of the Anglican Consultative Council, the Anglican Alliance and the Lambeth Conference 2020.

Job purpose

  • To lead and manage trust fundraising to maximise income and meet financial targets.
  • To play a leading role in research and intelligence of potential support, ensuring detailed understanding of the inter­-relationships of individuals, trusts and foundations.
  • To manage trust relationships, ensuring appropriate contact and reporting.

Key responsibilities

  • To be responsible for agreeing and successfully meeting targets in trust fundraising.
  • To manage the development and implementation of annual plans and budgets in trust fundraising - planning, controlling and monitoring expenditure as appropriate, and managing income and other KPIs against targets, providing regular revised projections.  
  • To analyse all aspects of trust fundraising performance reporting and utilise the results to improve practice.
  • To initiate research into trusts with potential to support Anglican institutions, and play a leading role in research and intelligence of potential support, ensuring detailed understanding of the inter­-relationships of individuals, trusts and foundations.
  • To manage trust relationships, ensuring good practice in contact strategies, reporting and communications, and develop and maintain personal relationships with contacts in trusts.
  • To support the delivery of bespoke partner events involving trust contacts as appropriate.
  • To maintain a comprehensive understanding of Anglican Communion affairs to inform the process of researching and communicating with trusts.
  • To keep up to date on developments and trends in trust giving.
  • To keep up to date and comply with fundraising, data protection and other relevant legislation and codes of practice and good standards.
  • To keep up to date with current developments and trends in charity finance and in the voluntary sector generally.
  • To represent the Anglican Communion at key events and activities relevant to the role.
  • To undertake any other tasks reasonably required. 

Person Specification

Qualifications, knowledge and experience

  • Degree or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of Christian church activity, Anglican Communion affairs and international and development issues – or good evidence of ability to operate in new fields of activity
  • Understanding and knowledge of the UK funding environment and good practice
  • Experience in trust fundraising gained in a substantial and professional fundraising environment
  • Experience of developing, building and managing successful donor relationships
  • Experience in bid writing and of developing funding proposals and donor reports that are both professional and creative
  • Experience in planning and budgeting, analysing and reporting on donor activity and outcomes

Skills and Abilities

  • Confident networker and representative, capable of delivering a compelling case for support
  • Systematic in planning and executing strategies to engage, develop and maximise funding from individual trusts, including managing prospect pipelines.
  • Well developed and rounded co-ordination skills, capable of maximising the contribution of support staff and volunteers
  • Strong communications skills verbal and written
  • Well connected to appropriate professional groups and forums
  • Ability to lead effective meetings with internal and external stakeholders
  • Well organised with attention to detail
  • Fully IT literate


  • Have an understanding of and be sympathetic to the life and work of the Anglican Communion
  • Be prepared and able to travel throughout the Anglican Communion and elsewhere on occasion
  • Willing and able to travel and to work evenings and weekends as required

Background Information

About the Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion Office is the permanent Secretariat for the Instruments of Communion of the Anglican Communion.  It serves the Anglican Consultative Council, the Primates’ Meetings, and the Lambeth Conference as well as commissions, committees and groups that emerge from time to time, as the need arises.  Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon serves as Secretary General of the Anglican Communion.

A related charity, the Anglican Alliance, is located in the ACO building and works closely with ACO staff. Its financial affairs are managed by the ACO finance team; its statutory accounts are consolidated into the ACO accounts.

The Lambeth Conference is a separate charitable company becoming fully operational in preparation of the next Conference in 2020. Its financial management will be undertaken within the ACO.

About trust fundraising

Most of the income of the Anglican Communion comes from contributions from the 39 Anglican Provinces. Fundraising from grant making trusts and foundations has been an irregular feature of previous income and has been underdeveloped.  There is significant potential to this income from UK trusts and foundations.  The position Trust Fundraiser will be based at St Andrew’s House in Westbourne Park, London W11, but an element of home working will be considered.

The role will service the trust fundraising needs of the Anglican Communion, The Anglican Alliance and the Lambeth Conference 2020. 

The Trust Fundraiser will be managed by the Chief Operating Officer who has significant experience leading and directing fundraising in the UK voluntary sector.

Genera Conditions

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to ensuring within the framework of the law, that our work places are free from unlawful discrimination on the following grounds:

  • Age
  • Colour,  race or ethnic or national origin
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Gender reassignment
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Marital Status
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual Orientation

Standards of Behaviour and Conduct

Staff are expected to act at all times with due consideration for others and in a manner befitting their position as employees and as professionals, whatever their job. The values the Anglican Communion Office seeks to maintain are;

  • Respect
  • Trust
  • Hospitality
  • Humility
  • Openness


Staff must not pass on to unauthorised persons, any information obtained in the course of their duties without the permission of the Secretary General.

Right to live and work in the UK

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.

Terms of employment

Salary: Around £30,000

Pension Contributions: Staff will be admitted to the Church Workers Pension Fund (Pension Builder Classic scheme).

The Anglican Communion Council contributes 10% of basic salary and employees are required to contribute a minimum of 2.5%.

Hours of Duty: Normal hours of work are 35 per week, Monday to Friday with an hour’s unpaid break for lunch. The Trust Fundraiser would be expected to adopt a flexible approach to hours worked to fulfil the duties of the post.  Consideration will be given to candidates wishing to work 4 days per week.

Annual Leave: 25 days paid leave per leave year. This is exclusive of public holidays and additional non contractual privilege holidays. The leave year runs from 1st January to 31st December.

Season Ticket Loan: Staff are eligible to apply for an interest-free travel season ticket loan for their journey to and from work.

Contract: The post is offered on a permanent contract, subject to a six month probationary period.

Closing date for receipt of applications:

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2017 and interviews are likely to take place at our office during the week commencing 11 December.

Applications: Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons. The application should include a full CV, a supporting statement and the names of at least two referees, including a professional and a personal referee.  References will be requested only for the successful candidate following interview.

Applications should be sent to: All applications and enquiries will be treated in strict confidence.