Senior Fundraising Manager: Trusts and Statutory
Seeking an experienced fundraiser to manage a small team and drive income from T&F and statutory funders at the 6-figure+ level.
It’s a hugely exciting time for the National Literacy Trust. As they celebrate their 30th anniversary this year, they have just launched their new brand which is focused on being bolder than ever to change life stories with the power of words. In the last 30 years, they have inspired and empowered more than 5 million children and worked with nearly 17,000 schools to improve literacy levels across the UK.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced senior fundraiser to play a pivotal role in the trusts and statutory funding team who already have an impressive portfolio of donors giving at the five, six, and seven-figure levels.
You and the team will be focused on growing and stewarding existing partnerships, whilst also building opportunities in the pipeline to secure new funding opportunities. As part of this role, you will also work closely with the Head of Trusts and Statutory Funding to develop and execute national fundraising campaigns aimed at engaging trusts, foundations, and statutory funders.
A key aspect of the role will be providing management support and guidance to the Fundraising Manager (direct report) and Fundraising Officer (indirect report), enabling them to achieve their targets and contribute to the team’s long-term ambitions.
About the role
As Senior Fundraising manager: Trusts and Statutory, you will:
- secure and steward substantial, long-term funding partners to meet the team’s annual income target of £4million+;
- cultivate relationships with significant trust, foundation and statutory funders giving at the 6-figure+ level;
- support the development of the team’s strategy, and actively participate in the designing and implementing of national fundraising campaigns to engage partners;
- establish strong cross-organisational relationships with the programme and service teams to develop new funding projects and cases for support;
- lead and provide direction to the Fundraising Manager, and support them in the management of the Fundraising Officer.
Ideal skills and experience:
- Experience leading a team with the ability to motivate and develop reports, including setting priorities and goals that are achievable and aspirational
- Demonstrable success in prospecting, cultivating, securing and managing partnerships with trust, foundation and statutory funders with a strong track record of securing 6-figure+ gifts
- A strategic mindset with the ability to identify creative funding opportunities and design impactful campaigns
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that enable you to foster collaborative and productive relationships with internal colleagues and senior external stakeholders
- Flexible working
- 39 days of annual leave per year (pro rata for part-time staff), made up of 28 days’ annual leave plus the closure of the office on all bank holidays and from Christmas Day to New Year’s Day inclusive
- 8% employer pension contribution
- Enhanced maternity, adoption and shared parental leave and pay policy – after 1 year of service, employees are entitled to 12 weeks on half pay in additional to statutory entitlements, with two weeks of paternity leave at full pay (subject to qualifying criteria)
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Employee assistance programme
- Free eye tests and discounted glasses
- Shopping and leisure venue discounts
- Discounted gym membership, dental plans and health assessments