Trusts Fundraising Manager

King's Cross, London
Starting Salary: £33-38k (dependent on experience), plus pension and profit share.
02 Apr 2019
23 Apr 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

The Opportunity

Impact Hub King’s Cross is offering a fantastic opportunity for a talented specialist in trusts and foundations fundraising. This is an exciting time for the organisation as we are growing substantially and embarking on a new, ambitious programmes strategy to ensure this growth. This role offers a unique opportunity to play a pivotal part in the ongoing success of the organisation.

You will be experienced in securing funding from Trusts and Foundations, developing trust fundraising as an income stream and demonstrating excellent communication and stewardship skills. Reporting to the Programmes Director you will be a key member of the team, expected to operate at a senior level and engage in strategic level conversations as well as delivering specific results.

Impact Hub is looking for someone who can help us to make the shift from a reactive fundraising approach which has been very successful, but which we would like to pivot to an approach that is more strategically-led, in line with our impact goals. The Trusts Fundraising Manager would therefore work closely with the programmes delivery team to design and prioritise our offering and be part of the Senior Leadership Team at Impact Hub King’s Cross.

You will also be our first trusts and foundations fundraising specialist and as such must be experienced, proactive and confident in your ability to generate income from trusts and foundations, including having the clout to generate larger, multi-year grants. As a social enterprise, our core costs are covered by our business activity (social enterprise memberships and meeting room/event bookings), so we are looking for a fundraiser who is motivated by a focus on delivery of our high impact programmes.

This role will suit an experienced trusts fundraiser looking for a new challenge that will have a big and positive impact. You will be comfortable with managing your own workload and taking the initiative to make things happen.

This role is offered full-time (37.5 hours per week). We are open to flexible working arrangements such as job share arrangements for the right candidates, and encourage working from home part of the time.

The contract is offered on a permanent basis, with a 3-month probation period.

Starting Salary: £33-38k (dependent on experience), plus pension and profit share.

Impact Hub King’s Cross

Our purpose is to catalyse entrepreneurial action for a better world. We do this by supporting and promoting social entrepreneurship, through a collaborative community of like-minded members in a shared workspace, supported by community events and a range of business support and programmes from early-stage incubation to scaling, delivered by us or in conjunction with partner organisations.

Impact Hub King’s Cross is part of a global network of Impact Hubs whose mission is to inspire and support social innovators to realise imaginative initiatives for a better world. Impact Hubs do this by offering flexible membership of highly resourced places for innovators to access space, connections, knowledge and investment.

Impact Hub King’s Cross is experiencing a period of growth, offering our programmes participants and members valuable support to make substantial social or environmental impacts. As a team we are connected, collaborative and entrepreneurial, challenging the status quo, acting with our values at the forefront. Now ten years old, we move into our second decade with a sense of purpose and energy.

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If you have the relevant experience for this role and would like to apply, please send a CV and covering letter outlining why you are perfect for the role, and how you meet the person specification to: or via CharityJob or Third Sector Jobs websites. Please use the subject heading: Trusts Fundraising Manager

Deadline for application: midnight Monday 22nd April 2019

We hope to let shortlisted applicants know by Friday 26th April

Interviews will take place on Thursday 2nd May (please keep this date free)

Start date: asap

Due to the level of applications expected, we regret that we may only be able to reply to successful applicants.

The Trusts Fundraising Manager’s key responsibilities include:

Introducing a full programme of trust and foundation applications to maximise funding opportunities for IHKX and grow income year on year, in line with organisational strategy by:

  • Researching, identifying and implementing new income opportunities from Trusts and Foundations
  • Working with the programmes delivery team to design new programmes, understand the key impact of our programmes offerings and develop a case for support for each programme or activity
  • Adapting the case for support to reach as many different funders as possible
  • Devising multi-year approaches to and long-term relationships with grant givers to create a platform of reliable income sources for IHKX where possible
  • Working with IH Global, other Impact Hubs and other partners to secure funds for collaborative programmes where appropriate
  • Maintaining accurate records of income secured and applications made
  • Maintain donor relationships, including renewing existing programme funds in a timely manner and writing and delivering financial, progress and impact reports
  • Ensure full GDPR requirements are met and delivered at all times
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the IHKX programmes strategy with particular reference to what appeals to funders
  • Contribute to the annual budget planning process and strategy development days, ensuring realistic growth targets for programmes
  • Being part of the wider team, undertaking other reasonable duties to ensure the smooth running of Impact Hub King’s Cross

Person Specification


  • Have at least three years’ experience in a Trusts Fundraising role
  • Experience of developing a case for support
  • Proven track record of achieving, or exceeding, realistic targets
  • Experience of working in a busy environment
  • Experience in working successfully in partnership with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to interact successfully with senior leaders internally and externally


  • Experience of working with, or for, social enterprises
  • Are confident in building budgets
  • Member of the Institute of Fundraising 


  • Have excellent written, research and organisational skills
  • Are highly motivated and take pride in your work
  • Are a confident self-starter
  • Thrive in a small team with an entrepreneurial feel
  • Have values driven approach to your work
  • Demonstrate attention to detail
  • Are persistent and patient
  • Are motivated by delivering high quality outputs, often to tight deadlines
  • Can operate in an environment characterised by change
  • Are motivated and able to build and develop the role as suits the needs of the business.

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