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Trust Fundraising Manager
CSS - White Friars

Job reference: 002172

Location: CSS - White Friars

Closing date: 30/11/2020

Interview date: Not specified

Salary / hourly rate: £35,069

Employment type: Full Time

Hours per week: 35

For more information on the role,
please contact
 Helen Sanderson

Location: Bristol Whitefriars,  opportunity for home working

Find your place with us and help change lives.

Hft is a national charity and a leading force in supporting people with learning disabilities and their families. A truly nationwide organisation, we support over 2,500 people through innovative, person-centred services with a strong focus on promoting independence. 

Everything we do focuses on helping the people we support to live the life they choose. By working in partnership with them, and those that know them well, we create flexible services that meet their needs, whether they need substantial or just occasional support.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Trust Fundraising Manager to join Hft’s successful and experienced Partnerships Team in Bristol.    

The Trust Fundraising Manager will lead on income generation from a portfolio of Trusts and Foundations: researching new funding prospects; collating project information for applications; writing persuasive and inspiring applications; compiling informative impact reports; cultivating and stewarding supporters; and ensuring accurate records are maintained.

About you

You will be an experienced Trusts Fundraiser with great communication skills and a proven track record in building strong funding partnerships, and working effectively and collaboratively across an organisation with a range of different stakeholders.

You will need to have:

  • Experience of personally securing 5 and 6-figure gifts from Trusts and Foundations.
  • Proven track record of securing grants for capital and revenue projects, and consistently meeting income targets. 
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to build good relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • A thorough understanding of the UK philanthropy market and of donor care / development techniques in Trust fundraising.
  • Ability to turn complex information into clear and compelling proposals and reports.
  • Excellent knowledge of grant making Trusts and of prospect research methodologies.
  • Experience of developing and delivering against income and expenditure budgets, reporting against performance and acting on variances.
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or an equivalent CRM database, with high standards of accuracy in record-keeping.
  • Excellent planning, organising and time management skills.

This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in a forward thinking, welcoming organisation within the Partnerships Team.


What we offer

The career development opportunities are excellent. With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in our teams to ensure they have the specialist skills and expertise needed to support others to live the best life possible. Your registration and induction process will start as soon as you join.​​​​​​​


  • Access to the Hft Plus benefits package, which includes a great number of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out; but also an Employee Assistance Programme, with telephone and face-to-face support options, as well as support for financial wellbeing.
  • Access to award winning training and development – Hft is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider status
  • Annual staff award scheme – The Fusion Awards, and peer recognition through our GEM awards programme
  • 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) increasing to 25 days after a year of employment (pro rata for part time staff)
  • A contributory pension scheme & life assurance

Join us and help us change lives.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications.

Hft's usual terms and conditions apply.
Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do.
Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.


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