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

Job Title: Senior Trust Fundraising Manager
Salary Range: £38,000
Hours: 37.5 hrs/wk
Charity: The Heart of England Forest
Location: Main office is located at Colletts Farm, Dorsington, Warwickshire, CV37 8AU. Flexible hybrid working is fully supported but the post holder must have the willingness and ability to undertake travel across the Heart of England Forest to meet the demands of the role.
Deadline for applications: 11th April

About the Heart of England Forest

The Heart of England Forest is an exciting and ambitious charity. We want to help reverse centuries of woodland decline and plant one of the largest forests in England. Our goal is to create a huge, unbroken woodland – a refuge from the modern world where people can rediscover nature and wildlife can flourish. It’s an ambitious vision, which we’re determined to make happen, one tree at a time.

Forests bring life to our communities in every conceivable way – increasing biodiversity, improving air and water quality, creating more opportunities to access nature, and increasing people’s appreciation and understanding of what it brings to all of us, pioneering new forms of sustainable businesses that generate meaningful jobs and drive forward a green economy.

As one of the most ambitious biodiversity initiatives in the UK, The Heart of England Forest is already bursting with life and we’re just getting started! We’re here for life – creating and conserving a magnificent 30,000-acre broadleaf forest for the benefit of people and planet now and for generations to come.

The UK has less than a third of the native tree cover of many other European countries, including France, Germany and Italy. Planting tomorrow’s great native woodland has already started. With over 7,000 acres of land, the Forest currently consists of 600 acres of mature woodland and more than 4,500 acres of new planting. We have planted an incredible 2 million trees so far, and we are over 23% of the way towards our goal of a 30,000-acre forest. But with patience and your support, who knows how far it will grow!

Job purpose

The Senior Trust Fundraising Manager role is pivotal in supporting the financial stability and growth of our charity. Responsible for developing a strategic approach to trust and grant fundraising, this role requires a methodical, experienced, and ambitious fundraiser who can develop and deliver fundraising strategies to secure long-term funding.

Income generation and stewardship are at the core of this role – responsible for securing significant long-term funding partnerships to achieve annual income goals, engaging with high-level trust, foundation, and statutory funders. The role demands skill in identifying, initiating, and nurturing funding opportunities and relationships that align with our organisation’s strategic goals.

Strong communication skills are also essential, as the role involves preparing persuasive proposals and reports, as well as regularly collaborating with internal teams. You will also ensure accurate management and optimisation of our CRM system and ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Reporting to the Partnerships Director the Senior Trust Fundraising Manager will implement initiatives for both immediate and future funding needs. This position is ideal for a strategic thinker committed to our mission, looking to drive the charity’s grant and trust funding activities forward.

For a copy of the full job description please contact us via the form on this page or to apply send us a copy of your CV and a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the person specification and what attracts you to this role.

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