Trusts & Foundations Manager

Closing date: 23 May 2021
Fundraising General/Other Trusts
  • Salary £26,000 to £30,000 pa (pro rata if part-time) dependent on experience
  • Location Home-based,Canterbury, Kent
  • Job Type Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
  • Sectors Social Welfare
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The Trusts and Foundations Manager is a new post created to take ownership of our Trusts and Foundations grants. We are looking for a reliable, organised and passionate individual with excellent writing skills and experience of generating income from trusts and foundations to help manage and develop our portfolio of funders, grow our income from this stream and secure more multi-year grants. Joining at a key time, the Trusts and Foundations Manager will work with the Head of Income and Partnerships to achieve Rising Sun’s fundraising targets during this exciting period of growth for the charity. 

They will write compelling funding applications to answer funders’ questions and requirements and to demonstrate the impact of Rising Sun’s services. They will build strong relationships with funders, providing regular updates and communicating challenges, solutions and successes as appropriate to develop our reputation as a reliable and trustworthy organisation. 

Working with them in the Fundraising Team will be the Head of Income and Partnerships, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Fundraising and Communications Officer and Trusts and Foundations Officer. As part of the team the Trusts and Foundations Manager will help to develop fundraising materials such as case studies, impact reports and cases for support.

As part of our passionate and committed team of approximately 30 staff, you will be contributing to the invaluable work of the Rising Sun and making a lasting difference to the lives of those who have experienced domestic abuse.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage Rising Sun’s portfolio of income and fundraising activities related to trusts and foundations.
  • Keep the trusts and foundations stream of the funding pipeline healthy and up to date, carrying out research into new opportunities and meeting application deadlines.
  • Write compelling funding applications that answer funders’ questions and effectively communicate the mission, services and impact of Rising Sun
  • Develop appropriate fundraising tools, such as cases for support and impact reports
  • Be responsible for setting and achieving income targets from trusts and foundations.
  • Support the Head of Income and Partnerships to write bids for commissioned services and government funding opportunities.
  • Liaise internally across the organisation to become familiar with our services and stay up to date with current trends to feed into funding applications and develop project proposals.
  • Build and manage relationships with key stakeholders, including survivors and grant officers.
  • Mentor and support the Trusts and Foundations Officer to develop skills and independence in researching and writing funding applications to trusts and foundations.
  • Be responsible for management of successful trusts and foundations grant agreements and reporting requirements, working with the wider team to gather information and data as required.
  • Work with survivors and team members to develop case studies, presentations and fundraising materials as required to support income generating activities.
  • Represent Rising Sun at fundraising events and pitches as required.
  • Comply with current Institute of Fundraising Code of Fundraising Practice guidelines and Data Protection legislation and ensure that fundraising is carried out on an ethical basis.
  • Effectively prioritise, plan and organise own workload, working effectively with the Head of Income and Partnerships.
  • Take responsibility for personal development by making the most of your induction, line management and training, and attending team meetings.
  • Carry out any other duties that support the growth of the organisation as deemed appropriate.

For further information and a person specification please download the job pack from our website.