Trusts & Foundations Manager (Perm/Interim)
The Royal Institution (Ri) is an independent charity which has been connecting people with science for over 200 years. Founded in 1799 through the wonderful generosity of 58 patrons, to this day we remain based in our original, magnificent, Georgian home in central London. Thanks to the support of those early philanthropists, the Ri has inspired generations of scientists over the years whose discoveries have helped shape our modern world.
The Ri has a clear vision that ‘Science is for Everyone’ and it is our belief that everyone should have equitable access to science. Through our packed event programme available in person or online, our UK schools outreach and social impact initiatives, and our global digital reach including over 1.4m YouTube subscribers we achieve our mission by connecting people with scientists to explore science together.
We are looking for a Trusts and Foundations Manager to cultivate and develop the relationships that will enable the Ri to achieve our strategy.
The role is key in maximising supporter engagement and income from charitable trusts and foundations, collaborating across the Ri to develop innovative and compelling proposals, delivering excellent account management and stewardship to existing donors, and identifying, researching and engaging new prospects.
You will develop cultivation strategies for current and prospective charitable trusts and foundations and research relevant trusts and grant making bodies to prepare, write and submit applications. You will use your outstanding relationship building skills to build relationships with Trust and Foundations that are new or lapsed and create opportunities to introduce the work of the Ri.
Driven and motivated, you will be an engaging communicator and creative thinker with experience at writing persuasive funding proposals and the ability to communicate complex messages to a range of audiences.
Do you have:
· Substantial experience of fundraising in the cultural or similar sector,
· Exceptional relationship-building and networking skills
· Trusts and foundations fundraising experience and knowledge of public sector income streams and trust and foundation practices and principles
· Experience preparing fundraising applications, and a track record of fundraising success
· Demonstrable experience of maximising opportunities from researching prospects. generating meetings, securing income and managing relationships with donors
· Ability to tackle challenges constructively, and find creative ways forward
If so, we’d love to hear from you!
Please review the full job description and person specification (download below), and click the Apply button to attach your CV and supporting statement (no more than 500 words explaining why you are interested in the role and how you meet the criteria set out in the person spec) by 31 December 2023 (or via our website by 4 Jan)
We plan to interview as applications come in and may close the application process early if we have a strong field of applicants.
Please note that the Ri will be closed from 22 December to 1 January and will not be responding to applicants during this time.
Please state clearly in your supporting statement if you wish to be considered for the role on a Permanent or Interim basis.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.