London (Hybrid)
London, Greater London
£40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Age UK is recruiting a new Trusts Fundraising Manager to join our award-winning Fundraising team.

We're seeking someone knowledgeable and passionate when it comes to generating charitable gifts from trusts and foundations.

Crucially we're looking for someone who recognises why the work of Age UK is so compelling and can help us realise our ambition to continue growing income from this donor audience.

Older people are facing the long-term health impacts of months of isolation during the pandemic coupled with the spiralling cost of living crisis. So the work of Age UK is more critical than ever - we must be here for every older person when they need us the most.

This is why we're seeking talented committed fundraisers who are focused in helping us more deeply engage our supporters and generate much-needed funding for our work.

This fantastic opportunity would best suit an individual with successful and proven experience in achieving income targets in a high value trust fundraising role.

All applications for this role will be anonymised, we won't know your name, address or gender until after shortlisting for interview has taken place. We want to select the best candidate for this key role based on lived experience and passion, rather than qualifications.

You will have:

  • A track record in researching high value Trust funding opportunities, generating a forward pipeline of applications and personally asking for major gifts, alone or with senior colleagues and volunteers.
  • Empathy and understanding for the issues faced by older people and a desire to help address these.
  • Excellent proposal and bid-writing skills and the ability to articulate compelling funding propositions to secure grants and gifts.
  • Sound donor stewardship skills including ability to prepare high-quality donor reports and ensure compliance with funder requirements.
  • Excellent verbal communication, interpersonal and presentation skills to gain buy-in and confidence from Trust supporters including senior-level contacts.
  • Ability to work collegiately with colleagues across teams to develop and deliver funding propositions, to problem-solve and generate creative opportunities and to engage your funders.
  • The ability to meet and manage individual KPIs and contribute towards the delivery of team KPIs
  • Budget management skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office

What we offer in return:

* Competitive salary, 26 days annual leave + bank holidays + annual leave purchase scheme.
* Excellent pension scheme, life assurance, health cashback plan and EAP.
* Car Benefit Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loan.
* Techscheme - buy any tech from Apple or Currys, up to £1000, and spread the cost over 12 months, interest free
* Heka Fitness & Wellbeing Benefit.
* You Did It Awards - recognition awards from £100-250.

Additional Information

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 minimum 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.

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Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. Read more

Refreshed on: 03 August 2022
Closing date: 26 August 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: Grp00888
Tags: Fundraising