London, Greater London
£36,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
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About Autistica

We are the UK’s national autism research charity. We focus on giving autistic people the opportunity to live a happy, healthy and long life. We do this by funding research, shaping policy, and working with autistic people to understand their needs. With your help we can make more of a difference.


About the role

Autistica is seeking an experienced Trusts and Foundations Manager to join our talented Trusts and Foundations Fundraising Team that raises over £400,000 a year towards a year. This is a pivotal and important role within the Trusts & Foundations Team; securing vital income that will be used to fund ground-breaking research projects that will create autism breakthroughs. 

You will be responsible for managing and securing gifts from a portfolio of 15-20 funders who are giving gifts of between £10K - £50K to Autistica. Reporting to the Head of Trusts & Foundations, you will also have the opportunity to work on larger bids, stewarding and managing major relationships.

You will be responsible for the line management of the Trusts and Foundations Officer who is responsible for a larger pipeline of grants up to £10k, secured through a quarterly mailing as well as application forms. 

You will have strong writing, research and communication skills, a keen ability and enthusiasm for using fundraising databases to capture and analyse data, and excellent people management skills.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Trust & Foundation fundraiser to gain autonomy in their work within their funder portfolio – securing new gifts and managing grants including a six-figure grant. Your work will be pivotal in helping ensure we grow our income so that Autistic people can live happy, healthy, and long lives.

About our Team and Culture

Our Fundraising Team consists of ten friendly, talented team members who are committed to raising funds from Trusts & Foundations, Corporates, Major Donors, Community, Sponsored Events and Regular Givers. We are committed to driving performance and embracing neurodiversity in everything we do.

We are planning to commence a blended work pattern from January 2022, where staff will work up to and including two days a week from our new office, soon to be based in vibrant Old Street, Central London. There will be the option to either work from home (or wherever you'd like to work!) or from the office for the remaining three days of each week. Our core working hours are 10 AM - 4 PM, to accommodate flexibility in your preference on start-finish times.

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and a personal statement of no more than two A4 pages, laying out how why you are interested in the post and how your skills and experience match the job description.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 9 January.

We aim to hold a one-stage interview process, with interviews scheduled for Monday 17 January.

We particularly encourage applications from autistic people, people with other neurodevelopmental conditions and people from all under-represented groups within the sector.

More about Autistica

Autistica is the UK’s leading autism research charity. Our mission is to create breakthroughs that enable autistic people to live longer,... Read more

Refreshed on: 23 December 2021
Closed date: 07 January 2022
Job ref: Trusts and Foundations Manager
Tags: Fundraising

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