Polly Symondson Recruitment | 000153
Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Specialist Regional Recruitment for the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, UK
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Job Number: 000153

Job Title: Trust and Development Fundraising Manager
Charity: YoungDementiaUK
Location: Homebased
Type: Part time, permanent
Salary: £35k pro rata
Closing date: 10th Feb 2020

Young Dementia UK has a simple goal: that everyone affected by young onset dementia has access to specialist support to adapt and live life. By joining their team as the Trust and Development Fundraising Manager you can help make this goal a reality.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Writing and submitting high quality, well-presented applications to trusts, foundations and other grant-making organisations, tailored to the funder, meticulously meeting their criteria and deadlines.
  • Develop and manage an ongoing pipeline of prospects, that have a clearly defined target outcome and value and ensure that they are appropriately recorded on our database. Maximise opportunities for unrestricted funding including developing new and existing partnerships with corporates and individuals.
  • Developing, maintaining and nurturing relationships with funders. This will include being a key contact for some and supporting the Director with their communications with those funders they lead on.
  • Maintaining and improving the trust fundraising activity record-keeping currently held on Raisers Edge, ensuring this is up to date and accurate.
  • Managing and supporting the Fundraising Administrator who will be responsible for liaising and supporting proactive individual fundraisers, processing donations and maintaining Raisers Edge.

Person specification to include:

  • Have significant fundraising experience with an excellent track record in trust and foundation fundraising, including from a range of sources preferably including large bids (National Lottery for example) to local small trusts and statutory sources.
  • Ability to create well written, accurate and timely applications, with a clear case for support, matching our work closely with the requirements of the funder.
  • Able to show successful fundraising results over a minimum of two financial cycles.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to build relationships within the team and with funders.
  • Have a positive can-do attitude, working on your own initiative and remotely.
  • Be well organised, self-motivated, disciplined, focused and able to prioritise and manage your own time.
  • Able to show successful fundraising results over a minimum of two financial cycles.
  • Be competent, confident and self-sufficient with IT including the use of Cloud based Microsoft Office 365.
  • Have a full driving licence, access to a reliable car and be a competent and confident driver.


  • Deadline for applications: 10thFeb
  • PSR interviews: 11thFeb
  • Client interviews: 25thFeb

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