Trusts and Foundations Manager

Our new Trusts and Foundations Manager will manage and develop Kidney Care UK's portfolio of Trusts and Foundations, securing significant gifts and growing its long-term potential.

Job title: Trusts and Foundations Manager

Reporting to: Head of Fundraising

Location: Alton, Hampshire (flexible/hybrid working considered with a minimum of one day per month at Head Office)

Hours: Permanent (37.5 hours/week)

Salary: £35,000 to £39,000 a year, dependent on experience

This role is responsible for managing and developing the charity’s portfolio of Trusts and Foundations, securing significant gifts and growing the long-term potential of this portfolio (the target for 2024 is £378,000). There is no direct line management, however the successful candidate will be expected to work closely with Senior Management Teams and other departments and stakeholders to build and develop cases for support to help fund our much-needed work.

Being able to build relationships with a wide range of audiences including funders is key. Inspiring them to support kidney patients across the UK and engage with the kidney community, enabling them to tell their stories and better communicate how larger trust grants can make a real difference for people with chronic kidney disease.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work closely with our Director of Patient Support Services (Patient Grants, Hospital Grants, Advocacy and Counselling) to fully understand our work, and with our Director of Finance to fully understand the costs of delivering our work
  • Build strong cases for support, ensuring that you have all the information needed to create compelling proposals and reports for high and mid-value funders
  • Research and identify prospective trusts and foundations and other grant giving bodies
  • Identify and manage a pipeline of high-value prospects and opportunities which have the potential to deliver five- and six-figure grants
  • Work with colleagues across Kidney Care UK to develop and submit high-value and high-quality trust and foundation bids for a range of short, medium and long term projects
  • Compile comprehensive and compelling progress reports to feed back to grant makers in a timely fashion and incentivise continued support
  • Alongside the Director of Finance prepare accurate budgets detailing spending of specific grants


Please send your CV and a covering letter demonstrating how you would be perfect for this role to [email protected]

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Tuesday 30 April 2024.

Download the full Kidney Care UK Trusts and Foundations Manager job description