Fundraising Assistant

Job Description:

Job Title: Fundraising Assistant
Organisation: Anne Frank Trust UK
Salary: £24,000
Contract: Permanent
Location: Star House, 104-108 Grafton Road, London, NW5 4BA
Closing Date: 5pm, 18th March 2020
Interview Date: 24th March 2020
Application Method: CV and Supporting Statement outlining experience of criteria in the person specification.


The Anne Frank Trust UK believes everyone should live free from prejudice and discrimination. We equip and empower young people and prisoners with the skills, knowledge and confidence to identify, resist and challenge all forms of prejudice, discrimination and hate. With rising levels of hate crime and community division since the 2016 Brexit referendum, young people are in desperate need of developing critical thinking skills which will not only equip them to challenge prejudiced and discriminatory attitudes but also raise their aspirations, increase their life chances and make communities stronger.
We use the powerful life and diary of Anne Frank as a springboard to educate young people and prisoners about the damage prejudice and hateful attitudes cause today. We empower them to challenge harmful attitudes and beliefs such as homophobia, Islamophobia, racism and sexism.
In 2019 we worked with more than 100,000 people in schools, alternative provision units, prisons and community venues across the UK, encouraging people to combat hatred and embrace positive attitudes, responsibility and respect for others. The impact of our work has been recognised by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. We are also identified as a flagship project in the Government’s Hate Crime Action Plan.
We are looking to expand our national work backed by a growth-oriented fundraising development plan. We’re looking for someone dynamic, creative and hard-working to join our small team of dedicated professional fundraisers. We work in a fast-paced, but friendly and supportive environment, where you can be sure that your contribution will have a real impact on the charity’s ability to deliver its vital work to thousands of young people.


Reporting to the Grants Manager, the Fundraising Assistant will play a pivotal role in helping the Trust achieve its plan to sustainably grow income through trusts and foundations, fundraising events and individual donors.
You will work with the Grants Manager and colleagues across the organisation to develop projects and then write and submit applications to Trusts and other grant making bodies. You will also research and update information on new trusts we can apply to as well as manage and report to a portfolio of
smaller Trusts.
A secondary responsibility will be co-ordinating our Friends of Anne Frank Trust programme, which launched in 2019.
You will also assist the wider fundraising team with fundraising events, donor stewardship, database administration and prospect research.



  • Work with Education staff to develop and write high quality and compelling funding proposals to new and existing grant giving bodies, matching funder interests with the Trust’s programme of work.
  • Donor research, including identifying new prospects and matching funders to Anne Frank Trust work across the UK.
  • Writing funding reports for donors.
  • Writing timely thank you letters for donors.
  • Maintaining and creating funder records on the supporter database.
  • Working with the Database Assistant to improve and maintain grant recording and reporting on the supporter database.
  • Supporting the Grants Manager to manage and steward a portfolio of Trusts and Foundations. Teamwork:
  • Be an active member of the fundraising team; attend regular team meetings and assist with fundraising events and other areas as required.
  • Work with the Development Director to support and grow the Friends of Anne Frank Trust programme and steward its’ members.
  • Support the Events Manager and Fundraising and Database Assistant with delivery of events at any point in the process.
  • Support the Development Director with donor stewardship and corporate prospect research.
  • Work effectively with members of the Education and Communication Teams to gather the background materials – e.g. case studies, images, and evaluation data – required to support effective donor communications.
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade and relevant to the objectives of the wider team as agreed with the line manager.
  • Ensure that records are kept in line with General Data Protection Regulations.
  • Be aware of and abide by all relevant Anne Frank Trust policies and procedures, especially Health and Safety and Diversity.

The post will be subject to a six-month probationary period.

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Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: London

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