Islington, Greater London (On-site)
£40,000 - £42,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Hunter Merrifield are pleased to work with a fantastic international disabilities charity to find a Trust and Foundations Manager. We are looking for someone to develop and implement an effective Trusts and Foundations fundraising strategy for the charity, that supports income growth and ensures that they deepen their relationships with existing and proactively engage new Trusts and Foundations.


Job Title: Trusts and Foundations Manager

Organisation: International Disabilities charity

Salary: Circa £40,000

Location: London (Hybrid working approach)

Contract: Permanent, full time

Required: CV and Cover Letter

Closing: Monday 31st January 2022


Role Responsibilities


  • To develop and implement an effective Trusts and Foundations fundraising strategy for the charity as well as yearly operational plans to ensure future income growth.
  • To set and monitor income and expenditure budgets and KPIs in line with the Trusts and Foundations fundraising strategy.
  • To identify, research and approach new Trusts and Foundations whose strategic objectives and focus are aligned with that of the charity.
  • To manage and implement a programme of high quality proposals to Trusts and Foundations that are aligned with the charities funding priorities with the aim to secure large multi-year gifts.
  • To lead on the relationship management of all Trusts and Foundations including the development and implementation of tailored cultivation and stewardship plans to inspire and engage all new and current Trusts and Foundations.
  • To manage all communications between the charity and Trusts and Foundations including donor reporting, thanking, event invites etc.
  • To focus on medium to large Trusts and Foundations and build strategic relationships that go beyond a simple financial transaction but create long term partnerships.


Skills and Experience


  • In-depth experience of trusts and foundations fundraising and knowledge of best practise fundraising techniques.
  • Experience in identifying and researching trusts and foundations that have the potential to support a specific cause.
  • Experience of building excellent relationships with trusts and foundations producing cultivation and stewardship plans for new and existing supporters respectively.
  • Experience of working with Trustees and Executive Team to explore networks to help with new approaches.
  • Excellent track record in the successful development of high quality trust and foundations proposals securing significant income.
  • Experience of developing high quality proposals for International development/disability focused organisations. Working with programmes and country teams to prepare projects for donors.


To find out more and to apply for the role, get in contact with Stuart Milliner at Hunter Merrifield.


Along with the charity we want to practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout. 

Posted on: 17 January 2022
Closed date: 31 January 2022 at 23:30
Job ref: SM - SI
Tags: Fundraising