Fundraising Manager, Trusts and Statutory

Closing date: 10am, Thursday 26 March 2020

Salary: £33,000 per year

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week

Contract: Permanent contract

Based in London SW8

Interview date: Monday 30 March 2020

We are on a mission to give children and young people from disadvantaged communities the literacy skills to succeed in life. You could join us as Fundraising Manager, Trusts and Statutory.

We are recruiting an experienced fundraiser to manage our work with statutory funders, charitable trusts and foundations.

What you’ll be doing

You will be based in our fundraising department and manage relationships with some of the UK’s leading funders. You will ensure our programme and senior managers are aware of all live statutory tenders and deadlines. You will also have the opportunity to work across the charity to develop new areas of activity, working with education experts and community programme leaders.

What we’re looking for

You will be experienced in identifying and responding to commissioning processes, and have a successful track record of bidding for grants in excess of £100k. You will be autonomous, happy collaborating across the organisation and with a wide range of people, a skilled marketer and an excellent communicator.

Why our work is so vital

One person in six has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life. A child without good literacy skills will struggle to succeed at school, and as an adult they could be locked out of the job market. Poverty doubles the likelihood that, by the age of five, a child’s literacy skills will be below average.

The National Literacy Trust is dedicated to improving the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills of those who need it most, giving them the best possible chance of success in school, work and life. We run Literacy Hubs and campaigns in communities where low levels of literacy and social mobility are seriously impacting people’s lives. We support schools and early years settings to deliver outstanding literacy provision, and we campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians, businesses and parents. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy and drive our interventions. Literacy is a vital element of action against poverty and our work changes children’s life stories.

What we offer you

As well as a competitive salary, we offer benefits including a generous leave allowance totalling 39 days (including bank holidays and office closure between Christmas and New Year), pensions contributions of 8% of annual salary, a cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans, employee assistance programme and other health and wellbeing benefits.

We support flexible working and promote a workplace where you can be yourself and contribute to our success, whoever you are.

Application details

Our people are our most important asset and we value and respect diversity in all its forms (seen and unseen). We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities and candidates from the communities in which we work. We would like to increase representation of these groups among our staff as we know greater diversity will lead to an even greater impact for our work.

For more information and to apply, download the files below. Please also complete our online equal opportunities monitoring form when you submit your application.

Unfortunately, we are unable to respond individually to applications so if you have not heard from us by the advertised interview date, this means we have not been able to shortlist your application this time.

Please note we do not accept CVs. No agencies or recruitment sites.