Senior Trusts and Grants Fundraising Manager

Contract: Permanent, Full-Time

Hours: 35 per week

Location: London

Salary: £42,913 to £49,780 per annum. Please note that the starting salary is £42,913 per annum, with the opportunity to progress up the scale over time. This includes London weighting.

Closing date: 1 August 2021

Expected date of interviews: Week commencing 9 August 2021

Job ref: VA428


Do you believe in standing up for human rights alongside torture survivors? Would you like to use creativity, technology and people power to raise significant funds to positively impact the lives of torture survivors?


Freedom from Torture is looking for a Senior Trusts and Grants Fundraising Manager to join our new, friendly Philanthropy and Partnerships Team. This is an exciting chance to join us as we place survivor empowerment and movement building at the heart of our next four year strategy. 


About the role

You will develop and implement plans for the delivery of the team’s fundraising strategy from Trusts, Statutory funders and Foundations to deliver income targets and to manage team activities in this area. You will work very closely with the Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships deputising as and when required; to develop and implement a strategy and plan to grow Trusts and Grant income in order to meet the organisation’s growth targets in the short and long term. You will line manage four Fundraisers across the trusts and grants team.


You will personally secure income from Trusts and Grants preparing high quality funding applications and solicitation plans. You will be responsible for review and sign off on Trust and Grant applications and donor reports to Trusts and Foundations. Additionally, you will maintain excellent stewardship of our donors.


About you

To be successful in this role you must have experience of managing a Trust, Institutional funder or Grant Fundraising function in the charity sector with significant experience of achieving or exceeding agreed goals on income growth.

You must have demonstrable experience and skill in developing successful growth strategies and plans for Trust Institutional funder or Grant fundraising.


You will need experience of fundraising from a variety of Institutional funders and of personally securing six figure multiyear donations. 


It’s essential that you have the ability to develop and manage income budgets, monitoring financial performance against targets.


To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click here.


Please note a CV and a cover letter addressing the job description and person specification of the role are mandatory to be considered for the position.


In return, we offer a competitive package, with a generous 30-day annual leave entitlement, and 6% employer pension contribution and 1% employee contribution.


Freedom from Torture is an equal opportunity employer! People with lived experience of torture or asylum, from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ individuals and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Freedom from Torture is dedicated to healing and protecting people who have survived torture. We provide therapies to improve physical and mental health, we medically document torture, and we provide legal and welfare help. We expose torture globally, we fight to hold torturing states to account and we campaign for fairer treatment of torture survivors in the UK.


We campaign for national and global change, using evidence from our services and survivor voices to protect and promote survivors' rights and hold torturing states to account. We are proud to play a significant role in the global anti-torture movement. Survivors, active and empowered, are at the centre of all of our work.


Freedom from Torture is committed to its responsibilities under safeguarding, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure, as well as a need for full employment history, up to date employment references and the Right to work in the UK.


We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications.


No agencies please.