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Trusts and Foundations Lead

Citizens Advice
United Kingdom (Hybrid)
£41,675 plus £3,520 London allowance if applicable
Job description

Department: Business Development

Location: Blended between office and home (England and Wales). Time in office negotiable

Citizens Advice offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. Through our national network of charities, we give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.

Do you want to work for an organisation that makes a difference, every single day, to people from all walks of life? The people that turn to Citizens Advice need help overcoming an obstacle in their lives – from debt to evictions to trouble at work – and you can be key to them getting the support they need in the quickest, easiest, and most effective way.

Are you passionate about fundraising and using your skills to raise money that drives positive change? Citizens Advice is seeking a Trusts & Foundations Lead to join our growing Trusts & Foundations team within the Income Generation Directorate. This pivotal role will focus on developing our Trusts & Foundations function and activities, with the ultimate aim of generating unrestricted income to help secure the long-term sustainability of Citizens Advice, so we can continue to shape a society where people face far fewer problems.  

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and dedicated team committed to making a meaningful difference in people's lives. As the Trusts & Foundations Lead, you will play a crucial role in shaping the future of our organisation and driving sustainable growth.

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining how you meet the essential criteria below with your relevant experience and motivation for joining Citizens Advice.

Essential Criteria

  • Experience of developing high-quality propositions for Trusts & Foundations. 
  • Experience of securing funding opportunities with Trusts and Foundations. 
  • Experience in cultivating relationships and stewarding Trusts & Foundations.
  • Proven ability to manage a wide range of projects - ensuring activities are delivered to deadline. 
  • Demonstrable networking, communication and negotiation skills, including the ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships/partnerships. 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is of strategic importance within the organisation and recognised as integral to all we do as a service. 

Central to pursuing our EDI mission is building diverse and inclusive teams in which everyone has a sense of belonging. We believe inclusion is a social justice issue - a principle that underpins our all EDI work. To that end, we particularly welcome applications from people we would like to see better represented in our organisation and sector - people of colour, LGBTQ+ people and disabled people. If you are disabled and meet our minimum criteria you will be guaranteed an interview for this role and we will provide reasonable adjustments as needed. We follow the social model of disability.

We’re a flexible employer, so this role may suit anyone who’d prefer a flexible arrangement to help their work/life balance, many of our colleagues spend most of their time working remotely. Whilst we prefer a blended approach between a local office, if one is near you, and home we’re open to being flexible on location, occasionally a role may require you to be based in a certain location if that's the case it will be detailed in the advert or job description. This can be discussed in more detail during your interview.

The National Citizens Advice Operates from offices in England and Wales, with 4 regional offices based in Cardiff, London, Birmingham and Leeds, therefore all successful applicants must be based within England or Wales. 

Our commitment to colleague wellbeing is reflected in us being awarded Gold in the Health & Wellbeing category, as well as Overall Winners, at the Employee Experience Awards 2022.

Please be aware that Citizens Advice is not a sponsoring organisation. Therefore the successful applicant must already possess the right to work in the UK or be able to secure the right to work in the UK independently.

Citizens Advice seeks to redeploy internal staff who are at risk or under notice of redundancy and will prioritise them in the recruitment process where necessary. If you have been confirmed as at risk or under notice of redundancy please ensure you indicate this in the at-risk box in your application. 

In the event of a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the application early. 

This vacancy closes at 23.59 on the closing date. 

Posted on: 17 May 2024
Closed date: 02 June 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: 002297
Tags: Advice, Information, Campaigning, Fundraising, Management, Project Management, Business Development