Age UK is the UK's leading charity for older people and we provide services and support at both a national and local level to meet the needs of older people who need us most.
With more investment in Fundraising than ever before this is an exciting time to join Age UK, and an expanding fundraising team and an expanding charitable trusts team. We are now recruiting for a Trusts Fundraising Manager to join the team for at least a 12 month period to cover maternity leave, and take responsibility for building and maintaining relationships with major charitable trusts in order to help achieve an ambitious income target that will support the charity's programme of work.
About the job
If successful, you will manage a portfolio of large charitable trusts, with the expectation to achieve or exceed agreed annual and multi-year income targets.
You will be responsible for creating compelling, tailored fundraising proposals to match donor interests and leverage high value gifts and support from trusts and foundations.
In addition you will use your excellent relationship building and project management skills to establish and maintain relationships with new and existing donors, taking full responsibility for all aspects of donor care and stewardship.
You must have demonstrable experience in achieving set income targets in a major gift fundraising role and a track record of cultivating relationships with trustees/trusts representatives, and securing major multi-year gifts.
You will need excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to engage funders in what you are saying.
Your copywriting skills will be very strong, as will your ability to research and write compelling funding propositions.
Strong influencing skills are essential to ensure effective engagement with senior staff and external stakeholders.
Candidates with experience in corporate, major donor or public sector fundraising experience are welcome to apply.
What we can offer you
This role is offered for an initial 12 month period to cover maternity leave, however there are plans to create other permanent positons in the team which the successful candidate will be welcome to apply for.
In addition we offer a competitive basic salary up to £37,000 and excellent benefits package including 26 days annual leave + bank holidays, holiday purchase scheme, pension (we pay up to 9%), healthcare cash plan, life assurance, season ticket loans, cycle scheme, and more.
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Age UK is an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria. We welcome requests for flexible working.
Age UK is committed to safeguarding adults at risk, and children, from abuse and neglect. We expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment.
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert at any time.
Age UK politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.