Trusts & Foundations Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,000
  • Edinburgh (flexible working considered)
  • Closing 29th July 2021


  • Advertised from 9th July 2021
  • £36,000 pa (inclusive of market forces allowance of £3,241 pa) + excellent benefits. Fixed term maternity cover contract for 1 year

Role

Are you confident in your ability to take on a portfolio of new funders of various sizes and at different stages of engagement and, through research, effective communication and meeting strategies, secure the required income? Then join Shelter Scotland as a Trust and Foundations Manager and you could soon be playing a vital role within our thriving Income Generation team.

About Shelter Scotland

A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet over a million people in Scotland struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.

At Shelter Scotland we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.

We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter Scotland and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.

About the team

Trusts and Foundations is part of a High Value Partnerships team that sits within an Income Generation Directorate that raises around £40m a year to support Shelter’s work. We’re currently a team of nine: seven fundraisers – two in Scotland, one in Bristol and the rest in London, plus a Grant Manager supporting role. In Scotland we have a Senior Trusts and Foundations Manager and Trusts and Foundations Manager who, although part of High Value Partnerships, work closely with teams across Shelter Scotland, including Business Development, Services and Policy and Advocacy.

About the role

Your challenge will be to help us achieve our strategic goals by generating income from trusts and foundations of a wide range of sizes and interests that are new to Shelter. Indeed, you’ll act as an external face for Shelter Scotland as you cultivate and manage donor relationships with a variety of organisations. Along the way, you’ll work alongside a Senior Trusts and Foundations Manager and be fully supported by an experienced fundraising team and senior managers in front line services. In short, we’ll rely on you to generate vital income and meeting agreed financial targets from a personal portfolio of funders and projects.

About you.

Proactive, enterprising and systematic in approaching funders and great at engaging with, and managing, internal stakeholders, you’re excited by the prospect of making a significant impact for the UK’s leading housing and homelessness charity? You also have experience of working closely with delivery teams to identify core services that are attractive to a particular funder, or design new projects that are a strategic priority for that service. A flair for planning, writing and project-managing new large-scale, multi-year applications is important too. And, when it comes to liaising with colleagues across our High Value Partnerships team in order to maximise income opportunities, again, we’ll rely on you.

Benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave (pro rata), enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

Application notes

Closing date: 29 July at 11.30pm (We will be reviewing applications as they come in and may close the role before this date). Interviews: 4 and 5 August 2021 (Subject to change)

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter Scotland please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.