Fundraising Trustees

Fundraising Trustees

At a glance


  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy


Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6LQ
Mainly at the office


Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Approximately 6 meetings per year


31 Dec 2022

Kingston Bereavement Service is looking for Trustees!

What will you be doing?

If you are someone who understands the work of the charity sector and has the skills, experience and time to make a real difference as a serious and committed Trustee we would like to hear from you.

The Board of Trustees are jointly responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of Kingston Bereavement Service, its financial health and developing its aims and objectives in line with the governing document and legal and regulatory guidelines.

We are particularly interested in individuals with the following experience: Fundraising, Clinical.


Main responsibilities of the Fundraising Trustee: 

  • Oversee fundraising and to make sure it is carried out in legal, honest and accountable ways.  
  • Strategically assess where fundraising fits into the overall organisation strategy and to work with the Manager to ensure effective income generation is being achieved.  
  • Contributing knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies, understanding results and approving budgets with real insight. 
  •  Support carrying out risk assessment when considering new or ambitious fundraising strategies.  
  • Network on behalf of the charity to solicit funds. Support and encourage the Manager and Trustees to design and facilitate the organisation’s approach to fundraising. 
  •  Be an active champion of the organisation.  
  • Encourage an entrepreneurial fundraising culture and assess the cost benefit ratio of each planned type of fundraising 

What are we looking for?

Person description: Fundraising Trustee 

  • Essential qualities and experience 
  • Someone with fundraising/income-generation knowledge and/or business development background. 
  •  A good understanding of fundraising, an ability to monitor progress and hold fundraisers to account and to ask the right questions about fundraising strategy and implementation. 
  •  An understanding of the UK charity sector, good governance, Charity Commission requirements, relevant legislations and statutory requirements.  
  • An understanding of the challenges facing small to medium UK charities in maximising income streams & donor cultivation.  
  • Experience of diverse fundraising practices, including statutory funds, corporate and philanthropic giving would be valuable. Excellent networking skills, influencing and communication skills. 

What difference will you make?

What’s In It for you?

  • Make a positive impact for adults, children and young people and families struggling with the impact of grief
  • Meet people and build on relationships with Trustees, staff and volunteers
  • Build on and develop governance, leadership and strategy skills

Before you apply

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete our application form.

  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Women
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 

    To support children, young people and adults living, working or studying in Kingston, or registered with a Kingston GP, who have been bereaved of someone significant to them. Providing them with...