Trusts and Philanthropy Manager

Closing date: Wednesday 13 March 2024

Location: Based in Andover, Hampshire with flexibility of some home working

Salary: £35,000 - £38,000 - Full time 37.5 hours per week

Want to work with a team that does something worthwhile? We are proud to work together to Beat Macular Disease.

Macular disease is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK, with around 300 people diagnosed every day. The Macular Society is the only charity determined to beat the fear and isolation of macular disease with world class research, and the best advice and support.

To support people affected by macular disease now, the Macular Society provides a range of support, information and services. Our research programme is focused on finding new treatments and a cure to Beat Macular Disease forever.

The role

The trusts and philanthropy fundraising manager role is a vital part of this vision and your excellent writing skills and relationship building will help us achieve our ambitions.

Working closely within our friendly and results driven trusts and philanthropy team, you will manage your own portfolio of charitable trusts and support the developing major donor and statutory funding relationships as required. You will be helping us Beat Macular Disease by talking with funders and writing bespoke funding applications for support services, medical research and core costs. Diligently recording all relationships information and communications on our database.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Knows their Stuff when it comes to excellent written communication skills to produce content that is inspiring, concise and informative, someone who can…
  • Make It Happen by working proactively under their own initiative, and finally someone who…
  • Shows They Care in the way they speak with our funders and the way they work and support colleagues across our teams.

Does this sound like you?  If so, we would love to hear from you and chat about this role in more detail.

In return, we provide a great working culture – we do something worthwhile and are proud to work together to Beat Macular Disease – as recognised by our inclusion in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023 list. 

We offer flexible working options, 26 days annual leave, rising to 27 after one years’ service, the ability to buy or sell annual leave, supportive family policies, and 6% pension contribution. To read about our benefits in more detail, see link below.

We are passionate about treating people fairly and as equals, doing so is instinctive to us. We know that to Beat Macular Disease for all we have work to do. That’s why we are keen to hear from people of all backgrounds who have the skills and experience we are looking for. We particularly encourage applications from people from under-represented groups, to help ensure what we do and how we do it is inclusive – for everyone.

For a full job description and person specification, please see below.

To apply: please email your CV with a covering letter to: recruitment@macularsociety.org

Please address any questions by email to: amy.ryan@macularsociety.org

Closing date: 13 March 2024

Interviews: Tuesday 26 March and Wednesday 27 March 2024