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Grants Fundraising Manager

Mental Health Foundation
Closing date
23 Jul 2022

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Full Time
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The Mental Health Foundation is the UK's leading charity for everyone's mental health. We are home to Mental Health Awareness Week and, with prevention at the heart of what we do, we aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive.

Our Approach is:

Tell the world: We publish studies and reports on what protects mental health and the causes of poor mental health and how to tackle them.

Find solutions: We test and evaluate the best approaches to improving mental health in communities and then roll them out as widely as possible.

Inform and empower: We give advice to millions of people on mental health. We are most well-known for running Mental Health Awareness Week across the UK each year. We enable mentally healthier lives through public information and engagement.

Change policy and practice: We propose solutions and campaign for change to address the underlying cause of poor mental health.

Build a strong Foundation

We aim to become an exemplar employer and aim to continue to build an organisation that is financially sustainable and thriving.

The Mental Health Foundation is seeking to attract a diverse range of candidates in our search for an outstanding Grants Fundraising Manager to lead our vital work growing our grant income. We aim to become an exemplar employer and aim to continue to build an organisation that is financially sustainable and thriving. We have pioneered change for over 70 years and we are not afraid to challenge the status quo.

This is a hugely exciting opportunity to harness the growing interest in mental health and turn that into innovative projects and growing grant income streams. You will joining a talented team of 30 fundraising and communication specialists across the UK and play a pivotal role in the Foundation's work.

We are looking for individuals with excellent experience of identifying, building and maintaining successful funder relationships, securing income from Trusts & Foundations, Lottery and or Statutory funders. Experience of managing secured grants with outstanding reporting and project management skills will also be required.

To find out more about the organisation, role and exciting projects you will be involved with, please download the full appointment on the People Beyond Profit website.

Why should you join the Mental Health Foundation?

25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising to 27 after 5 years' service

3 closure days between Christmas and New Year in addition to annual leave
Up to 3 wellbeing days per annum
Employee Assistance Programme
Generous non-contributory pension scheme, 8% at 3 months service, rising to 10% at 6 months service employer contribution
Life Assurance Scheme at four times annual salary
Flexible working
Season Ticket Loan
Cycle to work scheme

How to apply

If you think your skills match and you'd like to be part of a dynamic and growing organisation, please upload your CV along with a 1-2 page supporting statement via the apply button.

To have an informal discussion about the opportunity, please contact Ami Jenick at People
Beyond Profit contact details can be found on our company website.

Applications will be reviewed and actioned on a rolling basis, so please do submit your application as soon as you can and flag if you have availability issues with the dates below.

Closing Date: 21 July 2022

PBP conversations: Rolling

MHF Interview Dates: 3 August 2022

We believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. Diversity and inclusion is a strategic priority for us as an employer and mental health charity, and we are proud to be signatories of the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter and the Disability Confident Committed Scheme. Applications from under-represented sections of the community are actively encouraged.

If you have a disability, require any additional support or have any questions regarding the role, please contact us via the company website. We make reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process and during employment. Disabled candidates who meet all the essential person specification criteria will be offered an interview.

We are currently operating mostly digital recruitment (including interviews via video conferencing). We have moved to a hybrid working model of a minimum of 2 days per week in the office and the rest working from home for full time staff, pro rata for part time staff.

We look forward to hearing from you!
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