One permanent role and one fixed term maternity cover contract
Closing date: 26 May 2021 at 11.30 pm
Are you proactive, enterprising and systematic in approaching funders, great at engaging and managing internal stakeholder relationships and excited by the idea of making a significant impact for the UK’s leading housing and homelessness charity? Then join Shelter as a Trust and Foundations Managers – New Partnerships and you could soon be playing a vital at the heart of our Income Generation directorate.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain 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 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 and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the team
Trusts and Foundations (T&F) is part of a High Value Partnerships team that sits within an Income Generation Directorate that raises around £40m in a year to support Shelter’s work. T&F is currently a team of nine: eight fundraisers – two in Scotland, one in Bristol and the rest in London, plus a Grant Manager supporting role. Half of the England based team focus more on new business, while the other half manage and maximise our ongoing relationships. You’ll be joining us at an exciting time, with a focus on raising money from cold and new trusts and foundations through building relationships and creating compelling funding propositions.
About the role
Helping us achieve our strategic goals by generating income from trusts and foundations of a wide range of sizes and interests is the challenge that awaits you here. You’ll be key in making our strategic priorities a reality on the ground by raising money for both our core day-to-day activities, as well as for new projects.
We are recruiting two Trusts and Foundations roles, one permanent and another a one-year fixed term contract. Both roles will work alongside a Senior Trusts and Foundations Manager and manage a personal portfolio of funders and projects (funders will be at least £30k per annum in value, with many significantly higher than that). Along the way, you’ll also be fully supported by an experienced fundraising team and senior managers in front line services.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
To succeed, you’ll need to be 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 income. You’ll also need proven 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 to institutional funders such as the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is important too. You will be highly collaborative and able to work with colleagues across our High Value Partnerships team in order to maximise income opportunities.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, 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 helps millions of 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. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter 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.
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