Senior Trust and Statutory Manager
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The Senior Trust and Statutory Manager will play a pivotal role leading a successful fundraising team. They will be in a unique position to help us transform our approach to research, healthcare and treatment via strategic funding partnerships as the organisation's expert in trusts, statutory and institutional funding. They will continue and accelerate our recent income growth and be a senior leader in an award winning Philanthropy and Partnerships team.
This role is ideal for a candidate with fundraising and development experience, and the vision, confidence and the resourcefulness to pursue new fundraising opportunities and nurture existing development relationships. You will be an external ambassador for Diabetes UK within the Trust and Foundation community, representing the organization at high level meetings and working closely with Diabetes UK's leadership team.
What we can offer you:
- Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays
- A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments)
- Early finish Friday and flexible working
- Discounts on gym membership and days out
- Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life
- Annual season ticket loan
- Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities
- Generous pension provision, life assurance and permanent health insurance
As a key member of the leadership team within Philanthropy and Partnerships, this person will work closely with leads on corporate and major donor fundraising to leverage cross-team opportunities and shape the strategic direction of Diabetes UK's high value programme over the next 3 - 5 years. You will develop and implement strategy for the Trusts and Foundations team, providing leadership and motivation, defining budgets, resource allocation and fundraising metrics.
The post holder will proactively manage and develop high level (£100k+) trust and statutory relationships and apply her/his high levels of organisational knowledge to facilitate bids and propositions that are a strong strategic fit and in keeping with funder requirements. The post holder will need to be able to bring together relevant stakeholders internally and externally to achieve results. In addition, they will be responsible for horizon scanning for new opportunities, and will work with the Research and Stewardship Manager to ensure that there is a robust pipeline in place for the team as a whole.
The ideal candidate will be driven to succeed, ambitious and relish a challenge. He/she will also have excellent interpersonal skills, strong writing, numerical and organisational skills and excellent attention to detail. A good understanding of the sector and the external funding environment, as well as a track record of personally securing income of £100k plus and managing complex relationships are essential requirements for this role. We need this candidate to have had experience leading, motivating and managing a team, and to have created strategies and business plans with demonstrable success. As a leader within the organisation, you will need to be authoritative, collaborative and able to pitch complicated proposals to internal and external audiences.
If you are excited by this opportunity and the chance to lead a team to secure and manage lasting high value partnerships, enabling us to do more for people with and at risk of diabetes, we would love to hear from you.