W3, London
£40,000 - £45,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Job Title:                Trusts Fundraising Manager    


Responsible To:      Director of Fundraising & Marketing


Contact: Full time


Salary: £40,000 - £45,000    



About The Felix Project

The Felix Project is London's leading food redistribution charity. We rescue surplus food from businesses, supermarkets, restaurants and farms. This food is nutritious, in-date, and safe – and includes a high proportion of fresh vegetables, fruit, meat and fish. If Felix did not rescue this food, it would be thrown away and wasted. Instead, we deliver it completely free of charge to local charities, schools, food banks, COVID food hubs and other organisations serving people in need. Our food is a vital lifeline for children and families, people on low incomes, people who have lost their jobs, the homeless, refugees, domestic abuse survivors, the elderly and keyworkers. Our vision is a London where no one goes hungry and good food is never wasted.


The Felix Project is a very ambitious and dynamic young charity. We haven’t stopped growing since we were founded in 2016 in memory of Felix Byam Shaw, by his father, entrepreneur Justin Byam Shaw. Right now, we are running a very high-profile media fundraising campaign with the Evening Standard and Independent, which is on track to raise 10 million pounds. We have had celebrity endorsement from the likes of Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jack Whitehall. This winter, we will partner with FareShare to run their London depot independently. By the end of 2020, we plan to have delivered enough food for 20 million meals. We have huge growth plans for the next 4 years – aiming to have the capacity to deliver food for 100 million meals by 2024. This will be enough to almost eradicate hunger in London.  


About you

You will be an experienced fundraiser with significant experience in securing six-figure grants and achieving fundraising targets from trusts and foundations. The ability to prioritise, plan and develop compelling grant applications will be key to your success in this role. An excellent communicator, you will have a strong analytical flair for thorough, detailed prospect research. You will be an excellent relationship builder that uses their creativity and experience to develop a strategy and approach that maximises income growth.



Role Overview

The Trusts Fundraising Manager will be responsible for delivering the trusts 3-year strategy and support the future growth of The Felix Project.  The role will work closely with key stakeholders from across the organisation including managing the Trust Fundraising Officer. This position will be integral to the growth of income from both restricted and unrestricted sources through careful research, development of relationships and production of first-class proposals. We are looking for an experienced trust and relationship fundraiser who is motivated to work for a dynamic young charity helping the most vulnerable people in London. The role will require working from home until further notice.



1. Strategy and Management

  • With support from the Trusts Fundraising Officer, you will deliver the 3-year strategy to maximise income from trusts and foundations
  • Implement the plan to time and budget, meeting specific financial and organisational objectives, targets and KPIs
  • To manage and develop the Trusts Fundraising Officer

​​2. Securing New Income

  • With support from the Director of Fundraising and Fundraising team, systematically identify, qualify and strategise a trust pipeline for restricted and unrestricted funding.
  • Develop and implement a stewardship programme for funders, including site visits to our depots and delivering presentations to secure support
  • Maintain accurate records of pipeline and secured income

3. Account Management

  • To manage relationships and reporting needs from a portfolio of existing trusts and foundations
  • To work closely with the Director of Fundraising to develop distinct and persuasive proposals to maximise and extend support from existing funders
  • Ensure that funders receive timely, relevant and motivating updates about The Felix Project and impact of their support
  • Create engagement moments to further cultivate support
  • Build excellent working relationships with trustees and the Fundraising Committee

4. Proposal Development

  • To develop compelling case for support and produce funding applications of the highest quality
  • To work across the organisation to source the necessary budget and programme information for proposals

5. Administration and Cost Management

  • Effectively create and maintain up-to-date trusts and foundation records on the fundraising CRM
  • Provide regular analysis and income reports
  • To manage the restricted funding income and ensure that Finance and Operations are aware of spend needs in line with grants

6. General

  • Keep up to date with all major issues related to food surplus and food poverty
  • To maintain an awareness of the best practice and legal requirements relating to trust fundraisings
  • To contribute to team meetings
  • To represent The Felix Project at external events


Essential Experience

  • An experienced fundraiser with demonstratable success of securing six-figure grants from trusts and foundations
  • Experience of providing detailed reports to funders
  • Proven track record of identifying, qualifying and securing new trust income
  • Experience of presenting and packaging budgets and knowledge of charitable financial accounting
  • Proven ability to develop good working relationships with people of all levels
  • Proven experience of managing fundraisers
  • Confident and capable of presenting information for a variety of audiences


Desirable Experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Dynamics CRM or similar fundraising database
  • Previous work experience in a food-based charity


Competencies and Behaviours

  • Motivated and enthusiastic about our work
  • A clear and concise writer who can write motivating proposals and impact reports
  • Brilliant communicator and influencer – including strong writing skills
  • Results-focused with a problem-solving approach to challenges
  • Digital/IT savvy
  • A good eye for design
  • Highly competent in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Organised with a methodical approach
More about The Felix Project
The Felix Project

The Felix Project is a London charity working with food suppliers and charities to reduce food waste and food poverty. We collect food from sup... Read more

Refreshed on: 17 January 2021
Closed date: 22 January 2021
Tags: Communications, PR, Fundraising

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