Trusts and Foundations Manager

  February 15, 2021
  Trusts and Foundations Manager   Edinburgh City Centre   £32,000 - £37,000
Trusts and Foundations Manager

Job Description

Trusts and Foundations Manager

We are working with our client as they look to add a Trusts and Foundations Manager to their growing team. This exciting UK based charity works with partner hospitals in low- and middle-income countries to develop high quality and safe surgical services for children.

The Role - Trusts and Foundations Manager

  • Devise and implement a fundraising plan to achieve financial targets for trust and foundation fundraising
  • Personally manage and develop a ‘portfolio’ of prospective trusts and foundations, developing relationships with Grants Officers and Trustees
  • Identify, research and develop effective prospect engagement plans to cultivate new trust prospects
  • Write and design bespoke proposals, applications, cases for support and fundraising materials aimed at trusts and foundations in order to generate significant funding
  • Make timely and relevant grant applications to trusts and foundations, assimilating information from a variety of sources Ensure the effective stewardship of gifts including tracking current grants and maintaining systems for timely and effective reporting, and re-applying for renewed support
  • Monitor and horizon-scan to maintain an up-to-date awareness of grant-making and philanthropic trends and fundraising best practice
  • Capture and effectively record approaches, meetings, contacts, correspondence and contracts, maintaining both paper and database records
  • Work with other members of the fundraising and communications team to maximise opportunities for philanthropic support

The person – Trusts and Foundations Manager

  • Experience of fundraising from trusts and foundations
  • A proven track record of success in managing and achieving ambitious income targets
  • Previous experience in managing key/high-value external relationships
  • Experience of developing and writing high quality external funding applications and letters
  • Extensive research experience
  • Excellent knowledge UK and International trust and foundations market
  • Excellent organisational skills, including ability to work systematically to deadlines, prioritise to effectively manage workload
  • Excellent communication skills: presenting complex information clearly, concisely and persuasively; and tailoring style and content to a range of audiences
  • Ability to absorb, filter and re-present information for a new audience IT skills, word processing, databases (preferably Raisers Edge) and spreadsheets
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills

This is an exciting position that will enable you to make a real difference. An excellent salary and benefits package is available for the successful candidate. For further information please apply.


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