Trusts & Philanthropy Fundraising Manager

Closing date: Tuesday 31 May 2022

Location: Flexible - home working, office based or hybrid. Our office is in Andover, Hampshire

Salary: £33,300 - £38,000 - Full time 37.5 Hours per week, part time also considered

Are you an experienced trust fundraiser who would love to use your skills to help us 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.

We are implementing a transformational new strategy to multiply our income in order to fund research that will find a cure.

The Trusts & 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 major donors, and support the corporate partnerships team as required. You will be helping us Beat Macular Disease by talking with donors and writing bespoke funding applications for support services, medical research and core costs. Diligently recording all donor 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 donors 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.

As part of the interview process, you will be required to complete a written assessment.

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

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

This role is predominantly home or office based but occasionally requires visits to our office in Andover and UK travel to donor events, visits and meetings.

To apply: email your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in this role and how you can demonstrate the essential skills that we are looking for, to: recruitment@macularsociety.org

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

Closing date: 31 May 2022

Interviews: 8 June 2022

If selected for interview you will be asked to write an example letter of approach to a funder and submit it by email to us prior to your interview date.

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