Trust Fundraising Manager

Independent Age
Holborn and Covent Garden
09 Feb 2018
12 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Purpose

The post holder, reporting to the Director of Development and Communications, will lead on developing and implementing a Trust Strategy for the Campaign to End Loneliness to achieve and ideally exceed its fundraising targets for 2017 – 2020 (over the course of the Lottery funding period). To lead on, and work with colleagues to develop packaged project proposals for larger Trust applications as well as managing relationships with charitable trusts and foundations across the UK. The Trust Fundraising Manger will also develop and embed Trust Fundraising systems and processes.

Main Duties

  • Plan and create a new trust fundraising function
  • Develop packaged project proposals for larger Trust asks (£50k+)
  • Identify appropriate targets for larger Trust asks; draft and submit proposals and applications and build a pipeline of support
  • Develop and maintain a project pipeline of costed funding opportunities
  • Responsible for setting and where possible exceeding unsecured income targets from charitable trusts and foundations and managing all aspects of these partnerships
  • Devise and establish a clear and robust Trusts fundraising and income generation strategy and plan for the Campaign
  • Deliver funding pipeline targets indicators
  • Use your skills, creativity and experience to keep developing our fundraising and income generation strategy in response to the evolving funding landscape
  • Provide regular updates on overall trust activities
  • Maintain national and regional trust fundraising records

Trust partnerships

  • Advise and work closely with the rest of the organization on potential for involving of Trusts across our outcomes and programmes
  • Liaise with the Campaign staff to support delivery of on-the-ground trust partnerships, including supporting delivery and involvement in our campaigning work.

Trust partnerships - seeking new Trust funders

  • Research, identify, apply for and secure remarkable, multi-year, funding partnerships from Trust sources. Using your expertise to identify other funding streams such as statutory, lottery and major donors as appropriate.
  • Develop, prepare and submit high quality partnership and funding bids with a strong emphasis on efficiency (success to bid ratio)
  • Attend networking events to meet and secure new trusts partnerships that result in fundraised income
  • Conduct research and stay up to date with trends and key factors in the field of trust fundraising
  • Liaise with corporate fundraising staff, and contribute to their work when required and vice versa, in order to pool fundraising knowledge and resources

Relationship management of Trust partners

  • Ensure all relationships receive the highest standards of management, client care and record keeping
  • Represent the Campaign in funder’s meetings, and bring in senior colleagues where appropriate in negotiations, exciting them about our work in presentations and build and sustain strong relationships
  • Write reports to funders using case studies, financial information and monitoring and evaluation data; liaising with the staff team and the Evaluation Manager as necessary

Additional Duties

All employees are expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises so that tasks, which are not specifically covered in their job description are undertaken. These additional duties will normally be compatible with the regular type of work. If the additional responsibility or task becomes a regular or frequent part of the employee’s job, it will be included in the job description in consultation with the employee.

  • Closing date: 23 February 2018
  • Interviews: 8 March 2018

Tenure: Fixed term to 31 December 2020 Hours of work:

Full time (35 hours per week). Part-time considered (28 hours per week pro rata)

Job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and so the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Independent Age is committed to equality of opportunity and of eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to adhere to the principles set out in its Equal Opportunities Policy and all other relevant guidance/practice

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