Trusts and Foundations Officer

Hope for Justice Hybrid / Remote United Kingdom Partnerships Remote working
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Company Description

Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. Around the world, we are growing a movement of abolitionists who believe freedom is worth the fight. Our team works from more than 30 locations across five continents. If you’re looking to make a difference, this is the place for the you.

Hope for Justice is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. We are a global organisation with staff from a wide variety of backgrounds, and ensure through our recruitment processes that we continue to welcome candidates from all walks of life. If you feel that your skills and experience fit one of our advertised roles, and you share our values and mission to end slavery, then we strongly encourage your application regardless of your background.


  • Develop and submit persuasive funding applications for appropriate funds as directed by Fundraising manager, to UK trusts and

foundations to secure both core and project income as directed by Fundraising Manager.

  • Build on existing relationships with key funders to maximise income and meet ambitious targets
  • Cultivate relationships with trusts and foundations in the UK and ensure funding approaches match their interests and priorities
  • Research new funding opportunities and maintain schedule of approaches and asks
  • Explore grants and contracts funding opportunities
  • Keep updated information on funders and activities in the CRM system
  • Write reports and updates to keep funders informed of the positive impact of their support
  • Work with the Fundraising Manager and wider team to assist with other aspects of fundraising (e.g. charity of the year partnerships, awards applications, etc.)
  • Track, analyse and report on fundraising results and measure, manage and report performance using agreed performance measures.
  • Maintaining accurate financial and client records (current and new UK trusts and foundations)
  • Work with Hope for Justice International Programme Team to determine requirements and priorities for existing and future funding needs.
  • Recruit and manage volunteers to support with his/her role.
  • Understand and uphold the standards outlined in the Hope for Justice Safeguarding policies, acting with due care and attention to safeguard the wellbeing of anyone that comes into contact with our work and reporting concerns if they do arise.


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in trusts and foundations fundraising
  • Minimum 2 year’s experience in researching funding opportunities
  • Proven track record of successful fundraising from charitable and / or corporate trusts
  • Demonstrable ability to build relationships with donors
  • Knowledge and understanding of modern slavery and human trafficking
  • Experience of working in an international / multicultural environment

Other information

Benefits of working at Hope for Justice

Hope for Justice is committed to supporting our staff’s wellbeing and offers competitive salaries and a range of additional benefits to our staff.

At Hope for Justice, our values act as guiding principles for everything we do, and we are committed to upholding our values of honouring and empowering our employees. Hope for Justice are a Living Wage employer, accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

As part of Hope for Justice, you will benefit from an excellent packaged including:

  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • 1 day Marriage Leave
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions
  • Company sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Access to our Employee Rewards Platform, providing discounts and offers for well-known retailers
  • Free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for staff and their family
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Professional memberships paid
  • Flexible and hybrid working

Salary: Up to £30,000 per year, dependent on experience

Job Type: Full time

Closing date: 6th September 2023 - interviews will be held on a rolling basis

Location: Home based (Occasional travel maybe required to the Manchester Head Office)

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which include criminal records checks, in line with our Global background checks policy. Hope for Justice participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme, as part of the referencing process we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We would like to inform you that due to the high number of applicants we receive, we regret that we are not able to respond individually to all applicants. Rest assured that all applications are carefully reviewed, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further steps in the selection process, this is expected to be within 2 weeks from the job application close date. Thank you for your understanding.