Appointed Statutory Manager


Samaritans is a charity providing a safe place for people to talk, round the clock, every single day of the year. They are dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide.

There are 201 Samaritans branches located across the UK and Ireland. People can get in touch by phone, email, letter or by visiting a branch. Volunteers also do outreach work, for example, at festivals, prisons, hospitals and schools. During 2021, around 22,000 people volunteered their time for Samaritans.

  • Almost 20,000 trained listening volunteers responded to calls for help.
  • Around 2,500 volunteers supported the running of more than 200 branches and locations across the UK and Ireland.
  • Over 1,300 people in prison volunteered as trained Listeners.

As a vital part of the Trust and Statutory fundraising team, the Stratutory Manager will report to the Head of Trusts and Statutory and work closely with project teams across the organisation, including senior operational leads and the Communications and Campaigns Team. With a strong ability to work strategically and collaboratively across departments, the prison estate and statutory agencies, the role has responsibility for co-ordination of operational and financial information for key strategy programmes, identifying statutory funding opportunities and ensuring timely, high-quality reporting.

About the role

As Statutory Manager, you will:

  • Research and develop statutory funding sources at 5- and 6-figure level, identifying funders and scoping out funding opportunities, supporting a team income target of c£4.5m.
  • Be responsible for applications, reports, relationships and stewardship communications with Statutory funders, including DHSC, and prison funders
  • Proactively pull together application materials, wording, project outlines and budgets to create a compelling case for support against key programmes, projects or themes in line with likely statutory funding opportunities
  • Engage and liaise with key stakeholders across the organisation, securing relevant sign off for timely submission of bids

About you

Ideal skills and experience:

  • Experience of statutory fundraising from government or lottery sources at 4- or 5-figure level
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage a portfolio of applications and funding relationships, developing strong cultivation, stewardship and engagement opportunities to grow partnerships with funders
  • Build and maintain a personal and organisational profile with external stakeholders within relevant government departments
  • Support Samaritans’ vision and values

Employee benefits

Benefits include:

  • Family-friendly policies
  • 28 days annual leave inclusive of wellbeing days
  • Matched pension contribution up to 5%
  • Samaritans are a flexible organisation, and embrace hybrid working

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