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Trusts & Statutory Fundraising Manager

£37,000 - £42,000 per year
Full-time or part-time (35 hours F/T or P/T. We're open to flexible working including compressed working week etc.)
Job description

Are you a highly motivated, proactive, and experienced trusts and statutory fundraiser who is looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to really make an impact in a new role?  

If so, this could be just what you’re looking for!


The Trusts & Statutory Fundraising Manager is a new role within our organisation, created to reflect our commitment to sustainable growth and development of our advice services across North and West Kent.  There is considerable scope to develop the role into your own.

We are ideally looking for a full-time person (35 hours per week) although we are very open to part-time requests and applicants looking for a compressed working week or other flexible working arrangements.  

Depending on your preference, we are happy for the role to be office-based, hybrid or fully remote.  We have 6 offices across North and West Kent but are very happy to consider applications from candidates living anywhere in the UK.


About Citizens Advice in North and West Kent (CANWK):

CANWK is an independent charity affiliated to national Citizens Advice, supporting a population of over 650,000 people across Dartford, Gravesham, Sevenoaks, Swanley, Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells districts in Kent.  We are a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation, working proactively to deliver a wide range of high-quality advice services across the area to give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are and whatever their problem. 

Faced with ever increasing demand for our advice, we have embraced innovative ways to engage with hard-to-reach people in our community and to maximise the impact of our limited resources. Last year we helped almost 17,000 clients to find solutions to their problems, build the knowledge needed to avoid problems in the future and feel empowered to resolve issues on their own.

As a local charity with an annual income over £1.7million (primarily from trusts and statutory sources) we have a strong track record for you to build upon, with current multi-year projects funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, Kent County Council, our 5 local authorities and several significant charitable trusts and foundations. 


The role:

The Trusts & Statutory Fundraising Manager will be working closely with the CANWK senior management team and be responsible for implementing strategies to secure new funding from trusts, foundations, and statutory bodies.

You will identify new potential partnerships and bidding opportunities and create compelling proposals to attract funding for both unrestricted income and targeted projects. You will take a project management approach to developing applications and proposals where necessary – bringing together the input of others in CANWK (eg. senior management team, advice team managers and finance) whilst meeting deadlines. You will also lead on a range of existing secured grants and undertake grant management and funder stewardship to ensure we maintain excellent funder relations and secure opportunities for repeat funding. 

As an organisation wholly reliant on charitable donations, you will play a vital role in keeping the charity financially sustainable through these most challenging times for both us and our clients.  With demand for our advice higher than ever, you will be able to see a clear correlation between your work and the positive impacts for our clients.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of successful trust and statutory fundraising and writing high quality, winning funding applications and proposals.
  • Experience of securing high five and six figure, multi-year funding packages.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to tailor messages to different audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship-building and project management skills.
  • Experience in cultivating strong relationships with funders, including preparing focussed progress reports.
  • A self-motivated, proactive and professional approach to your work.

In return, you can expect a competitive salary and benefits package and a flexible working environment within a supportive and friendly team. 

Posted on: 14 November 2023
Closed date: 11 December 2023 at 14:51
Tags: Advice, Information, Fundraising

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