London, Greater London
Leeds, West Yorkshire
£35,000 per annum (pro rata), negotiable dependent on relevant experience
Permanent, Part-time, Up to 37.5 hours a week (flexibility to work between 22.5 and 37.5 hours per week), Full-time
Job description

Why are we looking for you?
Shift.ms is looking for a Trusts & Foundations Manager with a track record of successfully raising funds for health charities to join its team.

Building on Shift.ms’ success of receiving repeat funding from Wellcome Trust, along with grants from Comic Relief, Monument Trust and National Lottery Community Fund, we wish to bring on board an experienced fundraiser to help Shift.ms deliver its ambitious plans for growth.

What is Shift.ms?
Shift.ms is the social network for people with multiple sclerosis (MSers) which aims to support the recently diagnosed. The organisation is currently a team of ten split across Leeds and London, and the community - www.Shift.ms - has 38,000 members from all over the world. 

The position offers flexibility. Location can be either entirely home based, or an option to work from either the Leeds or central London office if preferred. It is a full time position, but we are open to hearing from candidates who are able to work a minimum of three days (22.5 hours) per week. 


Key elements of the role:

We are seeking a detail-oriented, proactive and personable Trusts & Foundations Manager to join our team. 

The Trusts & Foundations Manager will have a proven track record of securing significant gifts from trusts and foundations; experience of researching and identifying new funding opportunities; and excellent written and oral communication skills in dealing with internal and external stakeholders.

Overseeing all grant funding applications, the Trusts & Foundations Manager will manage the portfolio of donors and ensure the dynamic delivery of a successful grants strategy.

You will have access to the project delivery teams along with the following established resources to support your fundraising:

- Three year business plan

- Fundraising strategy

- Case for support

- Impact and theory of change materials


What you’ll need to bring:

  • A demonstrable track record of securing significant gifts for charities, experience within health is desirable

  • An ability to write and submit a regular stream of applications

  • Identifying and developing relationships with grant makers that can be matched to our funding priorities

  • Experience of researching and writing high-quality, well-structured and persuasive communication materials, and delivering convincing verbal presentations

  • An understanding of funders’ needs, and how to meet these needs through thorough and relevant research, and creating compelling applications for support

  • Ability to work alongside project teams to draw out required information while they are focused on day-to-day delivery

  • Proactive work ethic and self-motivating

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines

  • Ability to work on a variety of tasks at any one time

  • Ability to develop your own work plan and manage your time effectively

Hours: Up to 37.5 hours a week (flexibility to work between 22.5 and 37.5 hours per week)
Contract: Full time
Salary: £35,000 per annum (pro rata), negotiable dependent on relevant experience
Annual leave: 28 days per annum for full time position (including time between Christmas and New Year), plus public holidays
Employee benefits: Life assurance, generous pension, committed learning and development budget for each staff member, flexible working
Flexibility: The Trusts and Foundations Manager position has the flexibility to be a full time or part time role (minimum 22.5 hours per week). 



To apply for the position of Trusts & Foundations Manager, please send your CV via the button below by 5pm on 23 November 2020, along with a response to the following questions in your cover letter:

Please outline: 

- how your experience and relevant successes make you the right candidate for the position of Trusts & Foundations Manager at Shift.ms (maximum 300 words)

- how you will navigate the changed funding landscape as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (maximum 200 words)

Interviews will be held over video call on 1st and 2nd December 2020.

More about Shift.ms

Shift.ms is a social network for people with multiple sclerosis. We aim to create a positive, enabling community which empower... Read more

Refreshed on: 10 November 2020
Closed date: 23 November 2020
Tags: Fundraising

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