Partnerships manager (Trusts, Foundations and Lottery)

Location: London office, Chesterfield office or homeworking
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Salary:
£42,160 per annum (London office-based), £37,895 per annum (rest of UK)
Benefits: Read more about the excellent benefits we offer
Contract type: Permanent
Travel: Some travel will be required to Versus Arthritis offices and other venues to meet with funders, partners or for other events (estimated frequency of travel, a couple of times a month)
Closing date:
23:59, Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Download the job description and person specification for the Partnerships manager role (Trusts, Foundations & Lottery) role (PDF, 156 KB).

Through our diversity and inclusion strategy, we have made a commitment to increase the diversity of our charity and we welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees, volunteers and trustees to represent the broad diversity of the communities of which we are a part.

Summary

The newly formed Strategic Partnerships team is responsible for growing high value and strategic relationships for Versus Arthritis with a wide range of organisations and donors. We want to have a significant impact on the lives of people with arthritis while supporting our aim to become financially sustainable. The team will bring to life our Deliver, Demand and Discover strategies through an inspiring case for support and an engaging range of propositions and offers for a range of different high value markets.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Partnerships Manager in trust, foundation and lottery fundraising to play a role in our charity’s delivery of an ambitious fundraising target within a highly successful team. This is a hands-on role for someone with demonstrable experience in delivering trust, foundation and lottery income, who is familiar with managing relationships with a range of grant-making organisations.

Joining a friendly, committed team, you will be expected to collaborate closely with colleagues in the Trusts, Lottery and Philanthropy team within Strategic Partnerships, and within the newly formed Income and Engagement Directorate as well as the larger organisation. You will have a warm and confident approach when speaking with trust, foundations and lottery donors. You will be expected to take on the management of some existing relationships as well as generating your own strong prospect pipeline, as well as supporting delivery of the strategy to grow our portfolio of medium and large funders and multi-year funders.

About the role

The Strategic Partnerships team is responsible for growing our strategic partnership portfolio at Versus Arthritis and the contribution our high value partners make to improve the lives of people with arthritis while supporting our aim to become financially sustainable.

The team will bring to life our Deliver, Demand and Discover strategies through an inspiring case for support and an engaging range of propositions and offers for a range of different high value markets.

The main aim of the role is to generate income from trust, foundation and lottery sources. You will manage a varied pipeline of donors and be responsible for researching, writing and presenting funding applications and proposals. You will also collaborate with colleagues across internal teams to maximise funding opportunities and ensure effective reporting of funding received, as we strive to transform our income across the organisation.

Key requirements

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Trust, foundations and lottery fundraising experience, and a proven track record of securing five and six figure gifts.
  • Experience of devising cultivation and solicitation strategies and managing a portfolio of trust, foundation and lottery prospects.
  • Proven expertise at producing high-quality, tailored proposals and reports to meet the requirements and deadlines of a diverse range of trust and foundation donors and lottery programmes, ensuring high-quality stewardship and development of relationships that result in repeat and increased donations.
  • Proven ability in meeting income targets and achieving financial objectives.
  • Experience of working well under pressure and managing multiple priorities.
  • Proven ability to develop good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and be a collaborative team-player.
  • An interest in the work and mission of Versus Arthritis.
  • Experience of using a CRM Database.

How to apply

To apply you MUST submit:

  1. a concise, up-to-date CV
  2. along with this completed supporting statement form (Word, 43 KB) demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the job description and person specification for the Partnerships manager (Trusts, Foundations and lottery) role (PDF, 156 KB)
  3. please include where you’ve seen this role advertised.

Email your completed application by 23:59, Tuesday 28 June 2022 to recruitment@versusarthritis.org.

We advise candidates to apply early as we reserve the right to close applications ahead of this date.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We do not wish to receive contact from agencies or media sales.

Interviews

First interviews: Dates to be confirmed and will take place at our London office or via Microsoft Teams.

Second interviews: TBC if required

About us

There are 20.3 million people living with arthritis and MSK conditions in the UK. That’s one in three people, many who live in pain every single day. The impact is huge as the condition intrudes on everyday life – affecting the ability to work, care for a family, to move free from pain and to live independently. Yet arthritis is often dismissed as an inevitable part of aging or shrugged off as ‘just a bit of arthritis’. We don’t think that this is ok. Versus Arthritis is here to change that.

Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.

Read more about working for us.

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Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156.