Appointed Senior Trusts and Foundations Manager

Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger is building a world where no one dies from hunger. Life-threatening hunger is predictable, preventable and treatable, so a world without it is possible. They tackle it where it hits and lead research to stop it. They work relentlessly to save lives and to create a world free from hunger.

It’s a fantastic time to join the Philanthropy team, who has seen 150% growth in their trusts and foundations programme over the last few years.

With a fantastic Head of Philanthropy and recently appointed Director of Fundraising and Comms with a background in high value fundraising, the team is well-equipped to continue their success and driving engagement and funding from notable partners.

This role will be focused on developing new business at the 6-figure+ level from trusts and foundations. The team already bring in an impressive £2 million annually from funders such as PPL and the Innocent Foundation. If you love building relationships, thinking creatively and strategically, and are proactive, this is a role in which you will thrive.

We are looking for someone with a track record of securing notable, multi-year partnerships with trusts and foundations or high value donors, preferably with experience of the entire cultivation cycle.

About the role

As Senior Trusts and Foundations Manager, you will:

  • Support the Head of Philanthropy and play a leading role in the strategic development and execution of a trusts and foundations strategy to deliver ambitious and sustainable growth
  • Lead, manage and drive a pipeline of trusts and foundations, focusing on gifts of £100k+
  • Spearhead the development and implementation of innovative and compelling donor cultivation activities
  • Identify and research new trusts and foundations that are strong funding prospects for Action Against Hunger to ensure a dynamic and high-value pipeline

About you

Ideal skills and experience:

  • Demonstrable success in prospecting, cultivating and securing high 5- and 6-figure partnerships with trusts and foundations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that enable you to foster collaborative and productive relationships with internal colleagues and senior external stakeholders
  • Proven experience of managing and developing a pipeline of funders
  • A proactive, enthusiastic and results driven attitude

Employee benefits

Employee benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (increasing with service after two years)
  • Buy up to five extra days of annual leave each year
  • 5% employer contribution pension
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Enhanced sick pay (starting at four weeks full pay plus two weeks half pay, increasing with service)
  • Up to five days paid carers’ leave
  • Up to 24 hours paid leave per year for employer-supported volunteering
  • Private medical insurance
  • Health cashback scheme, including dentist and optician appointments
  • Discounted online shopping and gym/health club membership
  • Free confidential access to financial and legal advisors
  • Telephone and online counselling sessions

Apply for this role

Friday 09/02, Thursday 15/02 or Friday 16/02 are available for first round interviews.

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