Islington, London
Between 40000 and 40000 GBP per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
About the role

Sense International has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious fundraiser to join our team as a Trust and Foundations Manager and help take our fundraising to the next level. This full time position will initially be homeworking, but will be based at our head office in King’s Cross, London, post pandemic. 


Sense International’s Trusts and Foundations income has grown by over 200% in the last 2 years and this role continues to be integral to our success. Due to the proximity you will have to our projects and county teams you will witness first-hand how your work directly impacts the lives of children and young people with deafblindness.


As our Trusts and Foundations Manager you will develop and implement an effective Trusts and Foundations fundraising strategy for Sense International that supports income growth and ensures that we deepen our relationships with existing and proactively engage new Trusts and Foundations. Responsibilities will include:



Handling expenditure budgets and KPIs in line with strategy. 
Identifying, researching and approaching new Trusts and Foundations whose strategic objectives and focus are aligned with that of Sense International.
Managing all communications between Sense International and Trusts and Foundations including donor reporting, thanking, and event invites.
Communicating Sense International’s vision and our work on the ground through well targeted proposals, pitches and reports.


Key skills and experience


 In-depth experience and knowledge of trusts and foundations fundraising. 
Experience in identifying and researching trusts and foundations that have the potential to support a specific cause.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate passionately and persuasively.
Strong IT skills, including the use of the full Microsoft Office suite and fundraising databases, ideally Raiser’s Edge.


About Sense International

Sense International is a global charity supporting people with deafblindness in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nepal, Tanzania, Peru, Romania and Uganda. We are one of the world’s leading international organisations working for people with deafblindness and their families.


Working at Sense International can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.
Posted on: 12 April 2021
Closed date: 02 May 2021
Job ref: 6193
Tags: Fundraising