Trust Fundraising Manager -Part time

Trust Fundraising Manager -Part time

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  • Sector:

    Trusts, Statutory & Legacy

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  • Salary:

    £34k - 40k per year + Benefits

  • Contact :

    Natalie Lawford

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7336

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  • Published:

    almost 3 years ago

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Trust Fundraising Manager Part time , 3 days per week. Will consider full time if that is preferred

Who are Ashden?

Ashden are the UK's leading sustainable energy charity. The Ashden awards were established in 2001, to help support and promote sustainable energy projects from around the world.

Ashden's rigorous annual Awards scheme uncovers the best in sustainable energy and showcases their potential to an influential audience at a high-profile ceremony. Uniquely, we continue to work with our winners after they have won to help them scale up their work and share their learning with others.

By giving winners an established platform Ashden offer policy makers, the media, educators, investors and academics a unique resource of proven examples of sustainable energy in action. Their conferences, reports, photographs, films and detailed case studies create a rich resource of freely accessible information to help us all create a future with sustainable energy for all.

How does the Trust Manager contribute to Ashden?

The Fundraising Manager will be responsible for growing long-term support from a wide range of charitable trusts and Foundations. This role will be pivotal to our future success and an essential part of Ashden's Development Team.

This is a new role joining a team of three. As part of the Fundraising Team, this role will report to the Director of Development and work closely with Fundraising Officer and the Senior Corporate Fundraiser. You will also work closely and collaboratively with other members of the team to create compelling and persuasive funding bids as well as engage with our winners, partners, supporters and stakeholders.

Key responsibilities

Identify opportunities to raise funds from trusts and foundations focusing on applications/proposals above 100,000.

Initiate and build relationships with new trusts and foundations via telephone, email, face to face meetings and events.

Prepare and submit an agreed number of high-quality proposals, in line with the requirements of potential funders

Ensure consistent and high standards of stewardship are applied to all trust supporters.

Ensure a strong trust and foundation pipeline is maintained by tracking and planning applications.

Work closely with all departments to acquire project information for updates and funding proposals .

Essential Criteria

Highly proficient in grant funding proposals as well as reports and other donor related communications.

At 3-5 years' work experience in fundraising roles.

Experience of securing income from trusts and foundations

Experience of successful relationship management/account management
Experience of working to targets and reporting on income and expenditure.

Fluent in Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Able to prioritise a busy workload and meet deadlines.

Ambitious, entrepreneurial and professional approach.

Interest in sustainability.