Senior Fundraiser - Trusts and Statutory

We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Trust & Statutory Fundraiser to join the team and lead on applications and proposals for funding from Trusts, Foundations and Statutory Funders for both restricted and unrestricted funds. This is a senior officer level role where you will be expected to provide vital support to the Fundraising team and wider organisation on key activities and projects. The role holders primary objectives will be; managing relationships with existing funding partners such as Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust, Sport England, Big Lottery Fund and supporting on key accounts such as the People’s Postcode Lottery; applying for funding for key organisational projects and programmes, responding to funding opportunities by shaping programmes and proposals with colleagues; managing the funding pipeline and all internal reporting; conducting researching and prospecting; reporting to funders; appeals to small to medium sized trusts. 

This position is part of the Memberships and Fundraising division reporting to the Head of Fundraising. The Membership and Fundraising division is responsible for attracting and retaining members and supporters and generating the vast majority of the Ramblers income – essential for the delivery of our mission and the health and sustainability of the charity. The division was formed in September 2017, to bring the membership and fundraising teams together as one united team, to more effectively grow our community of members and supporters – and associated income.  This is an exciting time to join the Ramblers team and a great opportunity to make a lasting and tangible impact on the future success of the charity.

Essential Requirements include:

  • Demonstrable direct experience of trust and statutory fundraising 
  • Excellent critical project proposal evaluation and preparation skills 
  • Competence in the use of IT tools including Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Copywriting for fundraising communications 
  • Ability to research and compile prospect pipelines
  • Ability to design fundraising appeals and campaigns for trust funders 
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and written with a range of audiences 
  • Good attention to detail 
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Proven track record in delivering income targets between £100k - £5 million from trusts, foundations, statutory funders and partnerships 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Proven Project Management experience 
  • Significant knowledge of Trust and Statutory fundraising
  • Understanding of key funder/donor recruitment channels and approaches
  • Donor stewardship techniques
  • Able to work independently, applying own initiative
  • Able to be flexible and adaptable


The Ramblers are an equal opportunities employer.  We warmly welcome applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community and aim to promote diversity.  

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please call Jess Borham on 020 3961 3211

Application is by CV, covering letter and EO monitoring form available here

Completed applications should be sent by email to