Fundraising Manager – Trusts & Major Donors

WR Fundraising Recruitment has a very exciting and truly unique Fundraising Manager role (Trusts & Major Donors).


Working as part of a small office team in a new role, we’re looking for an experienced fundraising professional to take responsibility for income generation from trusts & foundations, major donors and some corporate partnerships.


With your colleagues, you will have a real input in to the running of the organisation and enjoy a range of benefits including 7 weeks holiday (pro rata for part time), 6.5% pension contribution and flexible working.

Duties will include:

  • Build relationships and income from new and existing trust and foundations

  • Research and develop relationships to secure fundraising opportunities with grant giving bodies

  • Develop and implement strategic, creative and bespoke donor plans to engage and nurture major donors

  • Write tailored, inspirational fundraising applications and project reports addressing grant-making priorities or requirements as specified

  • Produce high quality written proposals and make verbal presentations tailored specifically to inspire and captivate major donors or corporate partnerships

  • Develop and maintain reporting and application systems and coordinate information across the team


We are seeking candidates with a strong record of achievement in trust and major donor fundraising for this exciting opportunity. The Fundraising Manager role is key to the development of this innovative organisation’s strategy.

Applicants will need:

  • Experience of developing and implementing trust, foundation and major donor fundraising programmes.

  • Experience of developing income from trusts, foundations and grant-giving bodies

  • Experience of fundraising prospect research across any of the following: individual giving, major donors, major gifts, philanthropy, high net worth individuals, corporate partnerships or trusts & grants

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for a wide range of audiences

  • Demonstrable ability to develop relationships with grant-making organisations

To apply, please email a copy of your up to date CV.


Due to the high number of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from one of our representatives within 1 week of applying, then your application has been unsuccessful.

Job Location

Finsbury Park, London.

With flexible working and home working available.


Circa £36,000 per annum pro rata (Circa £29,000 per annum actual)


4 days per week



Closing Date


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