Fundraising Manager, Trusts and Statutory

Closing date: 10am, Wednesday 29 September 2021

Salary: £36,000 per year

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week

Location: Based in London SW8 with scope for home and flexible working

Interviews: w/c 4 October 2021

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 a Fundraising Manager, Trusts and Statutory to identify and secure new funding from charitable trusts and foundations to support the work of The National Literacy Trust.

What you’ll be doing

You will research and target charitable trusts and foundations whose criteria match the Trust’s aims and activities. You will then build and manage a pipeline of bids to secure a sustainable mix of multi-year grants of five and six figure grants, coordinating your pipeline with other members of the team.

You will be based in our Development team, and work closely with programme managers and other members of the Trust and wider development team.

What we’re looking for

You will be passionate about the work of the Trust and supportive of its values and ethos. You will have the ability to manage multiple projects, identifying conflicting demands and establishing priorities to meet objectives. You will be skilled at building new relationships with charitable trusts, foundations and other institutional funders to secure five and six figure one year and multiannual grants; manage a portfolio of existing charitable trust and foundations to increase their grant giving and fulfil the Trust’s obligations to funding partners; ultimately achieving income targets to ensure the sustainability of the income stream.

Why our work is so vital

Poor literacy and resulting inequality is not inevitable. The National Literacy Trust improves the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills of those who need it most, giving them the best possible chance of success.

We make society fairer. Poor literacy creates social and economic inequality. The one in six adults in the UK with poor literacy earn less, are less likely to vote and more likely to experience health inequalities.

We enable social mobility. A child without literacy skills can’t succeed at school, and as an adult they will be locked out of the job market. The pattern is intergenerational and starts at birth.

Our work is targeted at communities with the highest levels of disadvantage and the lowest levels of literacy. We support thousands of schools and early years settings, bringing in wonderful partners like the Premier League and the nation’s best publishers who bring literacy alive. We campaign to make literacy a priority for our nation’s leaders. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy and drive our interventions.

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), pension 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 those from Black and Asian backgrounds, as well as candidates with disabilities and 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.