Trust and Grants Fundraising Manager
Who we are
We are RNID. Together we’ll make life more inclusive for deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus.
Our charity has been through a complete transformation, while building on the best of our past. We’ve returned to our former, much-loved name, become wholly remote working, and established a new strategy, focused on reaching the 12 million people in the UK who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus.
We are creating a radically different culture which is externally focused, curious, evidence-based, deliberate, agile, and future orientated. Our values are at the heart of what we do.
We strive to be and continue to connected to our communities, insightful and confident in what we do and who we are, curious in everything we do and passionate about our purpose.
We are ambitious and this is where you come in.
The Trust and Grants Funding Manager in our Income and Partnerships team will focus and lead on:
- Your own portfolio of medium and large trusts and foundations to steward and manage
- Our small trusts mailing with mass mailings sent out three times a year, to approximately 250 small trusts
What you will be doing
- Expertly develop engaging grant applications to approach potential funders
- Work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation to build exciting applications and quality reports that showcase the brilliant work of RNID and the impact of donations
- Build full budgets for funders for a variety of projects, working collaboratively with programme and finance colleagues
- Create stewardship plans to keep funders engaged and excited about our work, tailored to the needs of specific trusts and their interests
- Work closely with our Major Donor team to identify joint opportunities and think creatively about approaches and funding opportunities
- Work with an external printing agency, with support from the Content and Conversion team, to create and send out three small trust communications per year
- Ensure all actions are recorded on our database systems and team spreadsheets to ensure accurate reporting and grant management
You will need:
- Experience of producing high quality and compelling grant applications, reports, and correspondence to inspire generous support from trusts and foundations
- Experience of using a database to maintain records and plan your workload
- Excellent written communication skills including the ability to tailor copy for a range of audiences, with the ability to explain complex biomedical research terminology in an engaging and clear way
- Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills to build positive working relationships with internal and external contacts, and present the work of RNID to funders and prospects
- A good working knowledge of fundraising best practice and relevant legislation such as GDPR
- An understanding of the fundraising environment and the impacts of these on the potential success of grant bids and applications.
- A highly organised approach with an understanding of the value of clear and up to date record keeping , and ability to work to your own initiative
- A commitment both to the values of RNID and our work to make life fully inclusive for deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus.
What we can offer you
- 28 days annual leave plus all bank holidays
- Plus 2 wellbeing days for extra flexibility
- Sickness benefit entitlement from day 1
- Fully remote working with no core hours
- £26 remote working allowance every month
- Three in person whole staff conferences a year
- Pension scheme with 4% employer contribution
- Employee assistance programme that provides counselling sessions
- Additional benefits for maternity, paternity and adoption
Our commitment to diversity
We are committed to supporting our staff including making reasonable adjustments. If you require support to apply for or fulfil the requirements of this role, please inform us so we can discuss the options with you.
Disability Confident is a government scheme designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. It has replaced the previous Two Ticks Positive About Disabled People scheme that you may have heard of.
RNID is proud to be a member of Disability Confident and as a Disability Confident Leader we recognise the value disabled people bring to RNID. We offer interviews to any candidate that tells us they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the role.