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Trusts and Foundations Assistant

Trusts and Foundations Assistant

Based at Head Office


Status:         Permanent

Salary:         Band 4, £25,398 - £27,872 per annum, dependent on experience, plus 5% Outer London Fringe Allowance

Hours:         Full-time, 37.5 hours per week


About Us:

Combat Stress is the UK’s leading mental health charity for veterans. For over a century we’ve been helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today we provide specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict, focusing on those with complex mental health issues related to their military service. We provide a range of community, outpatient and residential mental health services to veterans with complex mental health problems. We provide services in-person, and via phone and online.

About the role:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful Trusts and Foundations team. You will contribute to the Team’s ambitious goals and ultimately help the charity to deliver their vital mental health services for veterans. As Trusts and Foundations Assistant you will provide administrative support to the team, manage your own portfolio of trusts and foundations and help to identify new funding opportunities with prospect trusts.

You must be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, have an exceptional eye for detail and the ability to manage a varied workload. Whilst some charity experience would be beneficial, this role would be perfect for someone looking to develop a career in the charity sector. An affinity with the work of Combat Stress would be helpful in securing this role.

This role is subject to a DBS check.

What we offer:

You will work within a reputable charity that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our veterans, that has a fantastic cause and a committed follower base.


•          27 days paid holiday plus bank holidays. After 5 years continuous service, this will increase to 30 days paid holiday plus bank holidays and after 10 years continuous service, this will increase to 33 days paid holiday plus bank holidays

•          Competitive stakeholder pension scheme - contributions matched up to 11% of salary

•          Discount shopping vouchers

•          Cycle to work scheme

•          Access to the Employee Assistance Programme

•          Flexible working

•          Access to Blue Light Card scheme

•          Death in Service Scheme

Plus many more.

How to apply:

To apply, send an up to date CV and covering letter to

For further information about the role please contact Mark Smith, Head of Trusts and Foundations on

Job Description

Person Specification


Closing date:         13 November 2023 

Interview date:         TBC 


Please note, we reserve the right to close this advert early, should we receive a sufficient amount of applicants


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