Scotland, United Kingdom
East Cowes, Isle of Wight
£26,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Role purpose:

To develop and grow grant income, managing and overseeing four to six-figure donations from Trusts, Foundations, and other grant giving organisations.

Maintain oversight and strategy of income stream, working alongside Philanthropy Fundraiser to share learnings and workload.

Cultivate, steward, and manage a portfolio of funders, creating tailored written applications for funding and update reports, and building strong and compelling relationships with funders.

Seek grants from new funders to grow the charity’s income, conducting research for new opportunities to build and develop pipeline of new prospects.

Support wider Fundraising and Communications when needed and supporting the Fundraising Manager throughout the year where appropriate.


What we are looking for:

This is an exciting opportunity to work within the wider fundraising team to develop an existing and successful income stream.

We are willing to consider transferable skills, so are looking for someone who has strong experience in writing/communications or proven success and experience fundraising from grant making trusts.

Very good attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to tailor writing style for different audiences are all essential.

We would love to hear from candidates who are passionate about fundraising, building relationships and supporting the Trust’s strategic ambitions of helping to rebuild young lives after cancer.


Who we are:

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national charity that inspires young people aged 8-24 to imagine a new future through and beyond cancer treatment. When treatment ends our work begins, as for many young people simply picking up where they left off before their diagnosis just isn’t possible.

Through sailing and other outdoor activities, the Trust empowers young people to make friends with others who have had similar experiences (often for the first time), learn new skills, push their physical and mental boundaries, rebuild confidence and rediscover independence. Crucially, they stop feeling like the ‘only one’ and realise what they are capable of again. They can start looking positively towards the future.

The Trust has two bases - in Cowes on the Isle of Wight and Largs on Scotland’s West Coast – and employs a full-time team of 19. A number of seasonal staff are also recruited for the Trust’s main trip season (June-September). We work closely with the leading young people’s cancer charities and our NHS hospital partners to try to ensure every young person who needs support after the end of their treatment can join a trip, and stay involved, with the Trust.

Join a passionate, motivated, and collaborative organisation and help drive our three key strategic Ambitions to:

  • Make meaningful connections with more young people
  • Secure a diverse and robust income stream
  • Improve the impact of our work

An exciting time to join, this new role will lead on our ambitious Trust and Grant income stream, working alongside the Philanthropy Fundraiser to share learnings and workload. Joining a small fundraising team, this role will have a meaningful impact in helping achieve our ambitious strategy and make a significant difference to young people living through and beyond cancer across the UK.


Why us?

The Trust is a close-knit and friendly organisation, which has a wide network of committed and passionate volunteers, and this ‘Trust family’ extends to our dedicated supporters and beneficiaries. Joining the Trust team provides the opportunity to see first-hand the ways in which the funding you secure enables young people to start to imagine a new future through and beyond cancer. From joining a trip during the summer, to attending the annual volunteer training day or fundraising events, staff can get fully involved and play their part as an integral member of the wider Trust team throughout the year.


Application process:

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a satisfactory enhanced DBS / PVG check and annual safeguarding training. References will be required.

We value equality, diversity and inclusion and oppose prejudice. We strive to be more representative of all of the young people we support from across the UK and are committed to being an anti-racist organisation.

If you share these values and think you are well suited to this role, but for whatever reason, feel underrepresented by anything in this advert or on our website, we strongly encourage you to apply to help us be better.


Please apply by submitting an updated CV and covering letter of no more than two pages by 11:59pm on Sunday 7th February 2021. Please contact us if you have any questions or requests for an informal phone call about the role, we will aim to respond within 24 hours.

Refreshed on: 05 February 2021
Closed date: 07 February 2021
Tags: Fundraising