Senior Trusts Manager (Post: AS111) - Refugee Council

Senior Trusts Manager (Post: AS111)

About the Refugee Council

The Refugee Council is a leading charity working with refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK. We work with over 14,000 women, men, and children each year who are desperately seeking safety. From the moment refugees arrive in the UK, we are here.   

About the Philanthropy and Partnerships Team 

 The Trust Fundraising Team is relatively well established. It raises £1.1m per year, and we have great existing funder relationships, including with Comic Relief, the National Lottery Community Fund, Lloyds Bank Foundation, Barrow Cadbury and City Bridge.  

Roles and responsibilities

Leadership and management

  •  you will manage a team of two, who both come into the office 1-2 days a week, supporting them with guidance and feedback, objective setting, regular one-to-ones and team meetings
  • you may also manage a volunteer or a contractor (e.g. a prospect research consultant)

Donor relationships

  • You will manage relationships with trusts with a potential or actual income of £100,000 or more, including preparing applications and reports, holding face-to-face meetings, making calls, and organising visits to see our work 
  • You will take on existing donor relationships with National Lottery, Comic Relief, City Bridge and more 

Information management 

  • Propositions: where the needs of a funder doesn’t match existing funding priorities, but aligns with our designed service models, you will lead proposition development, working with Business Development, Services and finance colleagues to design work we can do, that a funder will want to fund. You will be able to translate information detailed in our service models into compelling cases for support and proposals. 
  • Project information: you will create and manage systems with other teams to get the information you need at the times your team needs it including service information or updates, stories, and statistics 
  • Database: you will ensure our database (ThankQ) is the single source of truth, and that your team’s donor interactions, past and future, and financial predictions are on there 

 Prospect research 

  • You will design a prospect research strategy (the how) and the plan (the what) 
  • You will manage the team and our Prospect Researcher (when recruited) to consider which trusts we should be applying to, how much for, what for and the likelihood of success

For more information on the role, please view the job description here [PDF].

We are working with Quarter 5 for this role, please contact Joe Blythe to apply for this post:

  • Closing:
    April 15, 2024
  • Location:
    London, Stratford
  • Salary:
    Grade 8: £43,824 - £48,063 (inclusive of London weighting)
  • Contract type:
    Permanent, Full time (35 hours)