Senior Trusts & Foundations Fundraiser

Date: June 30, 2024

Location: St. Vincent's Hospice

About Us:

St. Vincent’s Hospice is a leading charitable organisation dedicated to providing compassionate end-of-life and palliative care across Renfrewshire and North Ayrshire. We are on a mission to ensure that everyone in our community has access to quality care during their most challenging times.

Role Overview:

Working closely with the Director of Income Generation, this role is responsible for Trusts and Foundation applications, cultivating relationships with funders and maximising on the funding needs of the Hospice. You will work with key audiences and a wide range of stakeholders to embed an effective income stream.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Successfully grow our portfolio of Trusts and Foundations, by developing the Trusts pipeline through identifying and profiling prospects, plans for approach, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects.
  • Research and identify new funding opportunities, as well as approaching lapsed funders, identifying the funders’ motives and requirements.
  • Write compelling and professionally presented funding applications, each tailored for its audience and making the case for supporting the Hospice in the most persuasive terms whilst addressing funders’ priorities and deadlines.
  • Collaboratively work with internal stakeholders to maintain a broad and detailed knowledge of our funding needs, identify fundraising opportunities, gather information and develop projects needed for applications, tenders and reports.
  • Report to the Director of Fundraising and Supporter Relations with regular verbal and written reports on key developments.


  • Min HNC in relevant subject (or equivalent by experience).
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising and, in particular, of Trusts and Foundations.
  • Good IT skills including demonstrable working knowledge of the Microsoft Office packages including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to use main social media platforms.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Good level of numeracy.
  • Excellent negotiating skills.

How to Apply:

This is a full-time position, 37.5 hours per week and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £35-£40k per annum

Closing date;              12noon 30 June 2024

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about making a difference and possess the skills to excel in this role, we invite you to apply.

You can apply in one of two ways: complete our application form found here –  SVH Job Application Form – Aug 2022 and return it to

OR submit your CV, along with a covering letter detailing why you are interested in this role.

For further information, contact Alan Surgeon, AWS,  / 077959-54029

Appointment will be subject to suitable references, occupational health screening and a Standard Disclosure Check.

St. Vincent’s Hospice is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Join us in providing compassionate care to our community. Together, we make a difference.


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