Location
Head Office, 175 St John Street
Department
Fundraising
Advertising Salary
£38,500 p.a
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Careers Site Advertising End Date
06 Feb 2022
HoursHours Per Week:
35
Working Pattern
Monday - Friday

About The Role

Permanent
Hours: 35hrs p/w
Days: Monday- Friday
Location: Flexible working - 50/50 split between home-working, and 175 St John Street, Farringdon

The Trusts & Grants team is a dynamic team consisting of a Head of Trusts & Grants, two Senior Trusts & Grants Managers, two Trusts Managers (one of which is this position) and a Trusts Officer. We have achieved significant growth in the past few years, securing several six and seven figure grants – the team has an income target of £3.3m for next FY – and there is huge potential to grow the income of the team from £2.75m this year, with support from an empowering Director of Fundraising, a committed and invested CEO and a well-connected and effective Development Board.

The Trusts Manager will be working closely with the Head of Trusts & Grants and will have the chance to manage warm relationships with and secure new five and six figure grants from large UK and worldwide charitable trusts, government sources and other public sector funding sources.

Excellent writing skills and attention to detail, confidence in managing relationships with funders and the ability to manage multiple priorities and work to tight deadlines are all essential. Experience of producing comprehensive applications and reports for funders is necessary as well as the ability to work with senior management internally, developing excellent relationships with colleagues.

Diversity and Inclusion

Place2Be is committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination practices and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community. We are particularly interested in attracting applications from applicants from diverse backgrounds as they are underrepresented.

About You

The successful candidate will have:

  • demonstrable experience of raising at least five (and ideally six) figure grants from charitable trusts/ government funders/ other public sector funders
  • development and understanding of project budgets, used to ensuring the detail is accurate 
  • excellent, compelling writing skills, analytical, methodical, able to produce accurate work to a high professional standard
  • previous experience within a busy and fast moving environment with competing deadlines 
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to communicate and influence others through both verbal and written media and demonstrates the ability to build and sustain relationships
  • a flexible, ‘can-do’ approach with enthusiasm for going ‘above and beyond’ for donors, providing exceptional stewardship
 
Interview Dates: Monday 14th February 2022 ZOOM Video Interview

In return we offer you a range of fantastic benefits including:

  • Enhanced Annual Leave entitlement
  • Robust Learning and Development Programme
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance, 4x Annual Salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Mobile Phone Discounts (EE Network)
  • Cycle purchase and season ticket loan schemes
  • Extended Maternity/Paternity Pay
If you share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity and have the counselling skills and patience to support some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people and families, we would love you to join us. It’s sensitive and demanding work – but hugely rewarding and fulfilling - you will be helping to give young people a brighter future.
 
Please view/download the full Job Description and Person Specification on our website for further details.

About Us

Place2Be is the leading children's mental health charity providing in-school support and expert professional development to improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people, families, teachers and school staff. The charity currently provides an embedded mental health service in almost 400 UK primary and secondary schools supporting a school community of around 225,000 children and young people. 
 
Our teams provide a range of services in our partner schools to build resilience early in life through counselling, creative work and play and support a child’s ability to engage in school life.  Our work, focused on early intervention, is part of the ‘comprehensive CAMHS system’.  
 
Through our professional development programme, we are training c1200 Counsellors on Placement each year who build their mental health and counselling skills and experience through practice in our partner schools. We also provide a range of professional development programmes on mental health and wellbeing for school leaders, teachers and other professionals who work with children and young people, so we can help to build ‘mentally healthy’ schools and communities where all children can thrive and flourish.    
 
We continue to pilot, trial and explore new ways in which we can develop our practice as well as share learning, expertise and findings from the robust evidence and evaluation we gather. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is our Royal Patron and Place2Be is one of the founding charity partners of Heads Together. We also work collaboratively with a range of charities and expert organisations to leverage best-in-class knowledge and expertise to inform, develop and improve outcomes for the children, families and schools we support.   

We ask our staff team to share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity, and to have the skills and patience to support some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and families.

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