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Trusts and Major Grants Lead

Charity People
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10 May 2021

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Charity People are pleased to be partnering Khulisa to find a fantastic Trusts and Major Grants Lead (10 months) in a pivotal role, that will focus on securing high value income through trusts, foundations and institutional/government funders. The role is on an interim basis, to support the team as the Director of Fundraising steps into the interim CEO role.

Job Title: Trusts and Major Grants Lead

Organisation: Khulisa

Salary: £40,000 (circa)

Contract: Fixed Term (10 months+)/ 2.5 days a week

Location: Mix of WFH and working from the new premises in South/Central London (expected move in date: August - TBC) Applications from those living outside of London, welcome.

Benefits: Flexible working options; access to generous wellbeing allowance plus 25 days holiday per year (pro rata) on top of bank holidays and closure over the Christmas period at the discretion of the CEO.

Closing Date: Wednesday 12th May 2021

Required: CV and Cover Letter

About the Charity

Khulisa (meaning 'to nurture' in Zulu) is an award-winning national charity with South African roots. Their programmes have been successful in reducing violence and conflict in post-apartheid South African communities since 1997 and was first piloted in the UK in 2007.

Since then, Khulisa has developed a reputation as experts in reducing reoffending and crime by supporting young people and prisoners to explore the root causes of their disruptive or violent behavior. Often this behaviour is symptomatic of experiences of trauma, abuse and neglect.

Khulisa have worked in prisons since 2007 and in schools and pupil referral units (PRUs) since 2011, delivering SEL (social and emotional learning) programmes. It is now widely accepted that children's social skills (such as conscientiousness, self-discipline and perseverance) are more accurate predictors of their health, wealth and criminal history in later life than IQ or social background.

With 10 staff (including therapists and worker), they support 1,000 young people and train over 3,000 professionals each year. Khulisa's key partners include local authorities, schools and prisons. They are also members of London Youth, Clinks, the SCYJ and various other community groups that promote the wellbeing of vulnerable young people.

The Role

This role is instrumental to the growth and success of Khulisa as it enters its first year of its new strategy. Its purpose is to develop the charity's fundraising activities in sourcing small, medium and major (six figures) grants from trusts, foundations and institutional/government funders.

We are keen to speak to those candidates who can demonstrable experience of closing successful bids on values over £20,000and meeting fundraising targets, with experience of managing relationships with funders from initial meeting through to impact and financial reporting and ongoing engagement.

This person will have responsibility of a £850,000 target with a large portion already committed to the target. To make this target, we need someone who has the clear ability to produce professionally written fundraising proposals that articulates the charity's cause, demand for services and the organisation's impact and effectiveness. You need the awareness of the key major trust and grant fundraising prospects, relevant to Khulisa's work and the ability to quickly assess funders priorities and fit to Khulisa's values and cause.

This is a fantastic role for an experienced Trusts Manager who can come into a contract role and make a huge difference.

To find out more, please contact Stuart Milliner at Charity People.

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.
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