Trusts and Foundations Coordinator

24 August 2023


As a member of the secretariat team, the Trust and Foundations coordinator is responsible for coordinating GNDR’s fundraising activities in relation to Trusts and Foundation income.

The role will involve the development of a Trust and Foundations strategy; the development and growth of a portfolio of Trust and Foundations; developing relations with new and existing donors; facilitating the design and production of high quality proposals; and supporting the regional teams in fundraising at the regional and national level. The role will also provide surge support (approximately 30% of time) for other aspects of fundraising at GNDR such as Institutional Fundraising, and donor communications/stewardship. 

The main responsibilities are:

  • Donor Prospecting
  • Donor Relations
  • Funding Submissions
  • Donor Reporting

We are ideally looking for candidates that have the following attributes and skills:

  • Knowledge of the Trusts and Foundations sector
  • Proven track record of delivering on ambitious targets from Trusts and Foundations
  • Experience in developing successful relationships with Trusts and Foundations and ensuring continued support through excellent stewardship skills
  • Strong professional relationship building with donors
  • Project Cycle Management knowledge and skills, including working with log frames and theory of change
  • Ability to think, plan, prioritise and organise in a clear and structured way under time constraints
  • The candidate we are looking for will have excellent communication and stewardship skills, and a clear understanding of how to cultivate Trusts and Foundations with clear engagement plans

Candidates need to be based in the Netherlands or in the UK. 

Competitive salary based on location, plus pension contributions. 

Preferable start date early Oct 2023.


If you feel that you meet the criteria set out in the Job Description then send a brief cover letter outlining how you fit the job description and specification, and your CV (no more than 2 pages) to with the subject “Trusts and Foundations Coordinator”. The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 17 September 2023. GNDR reserves the right to close the advert early and will consider applicants on a rolling basis.

As an international charity, GNDR strives to be inclusive in all its activities, and encourages applicants of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

Full job description

17 Sept 2023.

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