During the Covid-19 pandemic, amid the unprecedented surge in demand for support from people who have been rocked by the financial impact on their livelihood, Turn2us has responded with compassion and agility. Thanks to our supporters, we’ve been able to offer over £3m in direct grants to households struggling to afford basic essentials. We’ve increased our telephone helpline capacity for people with additional needs and we’ve ensured our digital income maximisation resources, including our welfare Benefits Calculator and Grant Search tools, used by millions since March, reflect the latest support available to people.
We want to go further. Our drive to continuously improve our services and target them to the people and places where need exists, is dependent on securing sustainable funding for new and existing programmes at Turn2us and in partnership with other organisations.
As Strategic Trust Funding Manager, you will play a core role in the pursuit of our purpose to support people in financial hardship to move from surviving to thriving. You’ll also be joining at an exciting time in the charity’s evolution. We have refined our purpose, values, strategy and structure in the past twelve months. We are co-producing our work with people who have lived experience of financial hardship, so that their unique insight and voices drive change in policy and practice.
Your insight into the funding landscape, emerging trends, high value income generation and success securing significant gifts from a range of institutional funders will help shape our approach and deliver new income and impact. Your perception and confidence will help match Turn2us’s vision to funders’ interests and values.
You will instinctively understand the close relationship between institutional funders, family and personal philanthropy, enabling you to build and steward relationships and grow our income pipeline. Your superb interpersonal skills and experience of working with funders will also enable you to make the most of networks that exist within the charity and our partners, volunteers and influencers.
Your demonstrable bid and tender writing experience and skills, alongside a naturally collaborative approach mean that you’ll work effectively with expert colleagues and partners to build and target insight-led compelling bids, applications and budgets for key charity programmes that drive impact. You will enjoy being part of an ambitious income team and able to use your skills and experience to support and line manage a Trust fundraising colleague.
Critically, your personal values, drive and ambition to contribute to achieving impact for people without enough income to thrive, particularly in the context of Covid-19, will shine through in this key role.
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