Trust and Foundations Manager - Sense International

Reference number: 46698

Title: Trust and Foundations Manager - Sense International

Location: King's Cross, London

Salary: Circa £40,000 per annum (Inc. London Allowance)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Closing date: Sunday 30 January 2022

Interview date: Thursday 3 February 2022

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

Sense International has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious fundraiser to join our team as a Trust and Foundations Manager and help take our fundraising to the next level. This full time position will initially be homeworking, but will be based at our head office in King’s Cross, London, post pandemic. 

Sense International’s Trusts and Foundations income has grown by over 200% in the last 2 years and this role continues to be integral to our success. Due to the proximity you will have to our projects and county teams you will witness first-hand how your work directly impacts the lives of children and young people with deafblindness.

As our Trusts and Foundations Manager you will develop and implement an effective Trusts and Foundations fundraising strategy for Sense International that supports income growth and ensures that we deepen our relationships with existing and proactively engage new Trusts and Foundations. Responsibilities will include:

  • Handling expenditure budgets and KPIs in line with strategy. 
  • Identifying, researching and approaching new Trusts and Foundations whose strategic objectives and focus are aligned with that of Sense International.
  • Managing all communications between Sense International and Trusts and Foundations including donor reporting, thanking, and event invites.
  • Communicating Sense International’s vision and our work on the ground through well targeted proposals, pitches and reports.

Key skills and experience

  •  In-depth experience and knowledge of trusts and foundations fundraising. 
  • Experience in identifying and researching trusts and foundations that have the potential to support a specific cause.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate passionately and persuasively.
  • Strong IT skills, including the use of the full Microsoft Office suite and fundraising databases, ideally Raiser’s Edge.

About Sense International

Sense International is a global charity supporting people with deafblindness in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nepal, Tanzania, Peru, Romania and Uganda. We are one of the world’s leading international organisations working for people with deafblindness and their families.

Working at Sense International can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates for interview; in relation to the Personal Specification. Therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or recruitment@sense.org.uk

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to a DBS check; level dependant on the nature of the role.

Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. We value everyone’s contribution and ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential. We will promote equality and diversity in all that we do and the work we do in partnership with others. For more information please visit: https://www.sense.org.uk/about/equality-and-diversity/

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)