Top job! Trust and Grants Manager

  • Full time
  • £43,767 – £46,823
  • On site: Edinburgh - Charis House
  • Closing 23rd June 2024

  • Advertised from 10th June 2024
  • Fixed-Term Contract
  • Job reference: 002135


Are you a seasoned fundraising professional with a passion for making a difference? CrossReach is looking for a dynamic Trust and Grants Manager to join our team on a fixed-term contract in Edinburgh. If you have a proven track record of securing substantial funding and thrive in a collaborative environment, we want to hear from you!

What You’ll Do:

  • Craft Winning Proposals: Research, write, and submit compelling funding proposals to secure grants for complex, multi-year projects.
  • Strategic Vision: Develop and implement a strategic plan for trusts and foundations with the Head of Fundraising.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with service managers to identify and promote fundable projects that align with our mission.
  • Relationship Building: Maintain and nurture relationships with funder trustees and administrators, ensuring ongoing dialogue and understanding of their funding criteria.
  • Leadership: Manage a Research Officer and produce regular reports on trust and foundation pipelines and progress.
  • Plan and Execute: Create detailed work plans to ensure timely and effective submission of proposals, collaborating with colleagues to gather necessary information.
  • Impact Reporting: Record and report new income and projected cash flow using Raisers Edge, ensuring transparency and accountability.
  • Hit the Target: Secure in the region of £400,000 of new funds annually, with the expectation of meeting increasing targets.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Experience: Demonstrable experience in fundraising from trusts and foundations, with a track record of securing significant funding for complex projects.
  • Skills: Excellent proposal writing, project management, and relationship-building skills. Proficiency in MS Office and fundraising CRMs like Raisers Edge.
  • Initiative: Ability to anticipate funders’ needs, spot opportunities, and develop strategic relationships.
  • Team Spirit: A collaborative team player with diplomacy, tact, and the ability to work effectively with colleagues across departments.
  • Faith: A Christian faith and the ability to work within and uphold CrossReach’s Christian ethos.

Why CrossReach?

  • Impact: Play a key role in securing vital funding to support our mission and projects.
  • Supportive Environment: Join a mission-driven organization that values compassion, integrity, and service.
  • Growth: Opportunity to develop your career in a dynamic and fulfilling role.

Ready to make a real impact? Join us at CrossReach and be a part of something truly meaningful. Apply today and help us secure the future of our vital projects

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