Polly Symondson Recruitment | 000142
Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Specialist Regional Recruitment for the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, UK
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Job Number: 000142

Job Title: Trust Fundraising Manager
Salary Range: Up to £30,989.18
Charity: Step One
Location: Home-based with some travel to Exeter Office
Deadline for applications: 21st June


To lead on generating income from Trusts and Foundations in line with the fundraising strategy, to enable future growth. To coordinate and maintain a healthy pipeline of funders through effective research. To build and maintain relationships with all stakeholders including existing and potential new funders.

The role can be largely home-based, with office space provided in Beaufort House, Exeter.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Through effective and continuous research, build and maintain a pipeline of potential funders, matching with appropriate workstreams

  • Work with project / service delivery staff to gain information (inputs, activities, outputs) and golden nuggets (statistics, testimonials and case studies) that can be included in bids

  • Craft compelling copy for a range of applications to external funders

  • Ensure that applications and costings are signed off with the relevant staff, leaving sufficient time to meet funder deadlines

  • Build a portfolio of successful relationships with grant making organisations – maintain those relationships to increase the likelihood of successful reapplications and continuation funding

  • Build on existing relationships by providing accurate and informative reports which are delivered within deadlines

  • Work with the Fundraising Consultant to deliver, monitor and review the fundraising strategy

  • Work with the communications team to ensure funders are given recognition on the website, via social media and press opportunities when relevant / requested (gaining permission from funders in all cases)

  • Ensure all funder recognition is included in the financial annual report in line with any specifications within grant agreements or funder contracts

  • Work with the finance department upon notification of grant awards, ensuring that any restricted funds are allocated to the correct accounting department

  • Work with the communications team to ensure a good selection of imagery and testimonials are available for bids

  • Attend and assist with any charity events which offer the potential to cultivate prospective funders

  • Coordinate any Trust and Foundation Trustee visits to the charity as and when required

  • Work with the finance team to prepare annual budget for Trust Fundraising income

  • Ensure all communication with Trusts and Foundations is recorded on the fundraising database

  • Keep abreast of charity law and abide by the Charities Act, Fundraising Regulator and General Data Protection Regulation

  • Manage any volunteers assigned to this function

  • To participate in the monthly fundraising meeting

  • To undertake any other duties which fall broadly within the scope of this role

Key relationships

  • Funders – Grant Administrators, Grant Managers, Trustees of Trusts and Foundations

  • Internal staff – communications team, finance team, project managers, project leads

  • Fundraising Consultant

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