London, Greater London
£37,400 pa (+ £4,615 London Weighting if applicable) pro rata, plus excellent benefits
Contract, Full-time
Job description

If the opportunity to manage Shelter’s relationships with our key strategic Trust and Institutional funders sounds like the kind of challenge you'd relish, then join us as a Senior Trusts and Foundations Manager. We’ll provide the infrastructure, the strategy and the rewards, including flexible working. All you need to bring is your proven experience as a trusts fundraiser, natural relationship building skills, an eye for opportunity and a desire to make a real difference.

About Shelter
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve

At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.

We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.

Our Income Generation Directorate is mostly based in London, with smaller teams across England and Scotland. We have ambitious plans for growth in response to the national housing emergency over the coming years and will raise close to £40m to support Shelter's work across our diverse range of income streams. The Trusts and Foundations Team has just doubled its income, under very difficult circumstances. This your chance to play a big part in helping us achieve our goals by taking on this role that will offer plenty of variety to keep you busy.

About the role
You will support the achievement of Shelter’s strategic goals in England by managing and developing a programme of fundraising and stewardship for charitable trusts and institutional donors such as the National Lottery. You will take the lead on developing and managing relationships with, and securing funding from, our portfolio of warm donors capable of giving six- and seven-figure gifts, while also ensuring that secured grants are well-managed and effectively reported on, and that new funding opportunities are assessed and responded to, in collaboration with colleagues across the organisation. Managing and monitoring performance of two direct line reports is a key aspect of this role, as is maintaining consistently high-quality standards for all proposals and other communications sent to trusts and institutional donor audiences.

We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.

About you
An experienced Trusts fundraiser, you will enjoy the thrill of raising money and relish the challenges that comes with working in a large, complex organisation. You will be an outstanding communicator, with the ability to lead others, inspiring and supporting them to improve performance over time. Strong networking, interpersonal and relationship-building capabilities are vital, as is a strong understanding of the UK grant-making sector and current giving trends.

Benefits
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave (pro rata), enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.

Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

We will be sharing the interview questions with candidates shortlisted for an interview 3 days before the interview. Please note, there will be a test as part of the interview process.

 

 

Refreshed on: 07 March 2021
Closed date: 17 March 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Management