Fundraising Manager – Trusts & Foundations

Job title: Fundraising Manager – Trusts & Foundations

Reporting to:   Executive Chairman

Location: Central London – with flexibility for some home working

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £35,000 per annum (pro-rata depending on days worked)

Hours per week: Part-time, negotiable (preferably 37.5 hours per week)

Holidays: 29 days per year including public holidays

Job purpose

The Fundraising Manager – Trusts & Foundations – is responsible for identifying, developing and managing a pipeline of grant-making trusts, foundations and institutional donors, preparing funding applications for trusts, foundations and major donors in the UK and overseas, and securing gifts and grants in support of the charity’s work.

What we do

Our mission is to enable the life and heritage of the Eastern Catholic Churches to survive and flourish; so that they remain a living testament to the roots, legitimacy and beneficence of the Christian presence in the biblical lands; and that Eastern Christians can remain in their homelands if they so desire. Through our projects in education, healthcare, pastoral support and interreligious dialogue, we aim to foster sustainable development and to bring lasting change to the communities we serve.

Key deliverables

Securing grants from trusts and foundations

  • Developing and managing a pipeline of grant-making trusts, foundations and institutional donors
  • Developing and managing cultivation plans to trusts and foundations
  • Preparing and submitting high quality funding proposals in line with strategic objectives and the funder’s requirements in order to sustain and increase income from trusts
  • Researching potential new trust and foundations supporters
  • Initiating and building relationships with current and new grant-making trusts and foundations face-to-face and by virtual means
  • Working with Oeuvre d’Orient, and other agencies, to identify suitable projects that match with donors’ interests and funding requirements
  • Delivering personal financial targets as well as contributing to team annual income targets
  • Preparing and submitting timely and compelling narrative and financial reports to funders that demonstrate the impact of the work that has been funded
  • Developing and maintaining a trust and foundation workplan with a timeline of agreed activities that is regularly reviewed with the Fundraising Team, in consultation with the Executive Chairman.


  • Ensuring that donor transactions and communications are promptly and accurately recorded on the supporter database and in compliance with data protection legislation
  • Ensuring that FACE’s policies are adhered to and that all activities are undertaken in line with FACE’s policies and procedures.

Other duties

  • From time to time, as requested by the Executive Chairman, undertaking other tasks and projects in collaboration with the Fundraising Team, for the furtherance of the charity’s mission.


Knowledge and experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience of managing a prospect pipeline of trusts, foundations and/or major donors
  • A track record of securing major grants and gifts from trusts, foundations at a five and six figure level
  • Experience of organising or attending donor events as an active member of the ‘home team’
  • Knowledge of the current funding landscape in the UK and of trends in philanthropy
  • Experience of using relationship databases and Microsoft Word and Excel
  • An interest in and empathy towards the plight of Christians in the Middle East
  • Experience of working with trustees and influential stakeholders
  • Experience of working with an international development and/or faith-based charity
  • An understanding of the Catholic Church and its networks

Skills, abilities and behaviours

The successful candidate will have:

  • Polished writing skills with the ability to adapt the style of writing to different types of funding applications and communications
  • The ability to articulate sometime complex issues in a compelling and persuasive way and to present confidently to donors
  • The ability to meet application deadlines and to manage conflicting priorities effectively
  • The acuity to make decisions on when and at what level to make the financial ask, sometimes involving trustees or peer-to-peer senior volunteers
  • Good negotiating skills and an ability to ‘close the deal’
  • The ability to understand and interpret the salient points in a financial budget
  • The ability to scan the external environment to keep up to date on giving trends and best practice in fundraising
  • Self-motivated with an entrepreneurial mindset and a willingness to work collaboratively as a member of a small team on all aspects of FACE’s fundraising and to ‘pitch in’ willingly to help when needed.

How to apply

Please send the following items to: [email protected]

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a letter of motivation demonstrating your suitability for the role


You are advised to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will be carried out on a rolling basis in advance of the closing date. Accordingly, we reserve the right to close this advert before the confirmed closing date.

Closing date for applications: 31st May 2023.