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Trusts and Foundations Manager

YMCA DownsLink Group
Brighton, East Sussex
£32,000 per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2019

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Trusts and Foundations Manager
Reed House, Brighton & Hove
37 hours per week
£32,000 per annum 

YMCA DownsLink Group is a charity that works with young people throughout Sussex and Surrey to enable them to belong, contribute and thrive by providing accommodation, counselling and wellbeing services, housing advice, mentoring and apprenticeships. 

We have a bold ambition to significantly increase fundraised income to help us to support even more young people across Sussex and Surrey. To achieve this the group has committed to growing and diversifying income streams through investment into a new fundraising team and strategy. 

As part of this fundraising development, there is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Trust and Foundations Manager to join the new team and take ownership of trust and foundations income and activity across the charity.

The Trusts and Foundations Manager will be responsible for prospecting, managing and growing trust and foundation income. This will include working with the wider organisation to compile a clear understanding of the diverse services and projects delivered by the charity with an aim of building innovative and creative trust and foundation applications. 

We are looking for ambitious, organised and motivated Trust and Foundation experts to apply who are ready to take on a new challenge in our exciting charity!

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, and an interest free bike loan. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, please contact Hannah Barrett, Head of Fundraising at We will not respond to agencies. 

YMCA DownsLink Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.

Closing date for applications: Monday 30th September 2019 at 9am

Interview dates: Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th October 2019

Please note that we do not accept CVs.
To apply, please download an Application Pack and an Application Form from YMCA DownsLink Group,, or contact HR via or Human Resources, 47 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BE 



YMCA DownsLink Group is the biggest provider of youth services across Sussex and Surrey, supporting over 12,000 young people each year and providing critical services that wouldn’t otherwise exist. This includes 550 units of accommodation for vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness, as well as a broad range of advice and support services.

Read our latest article on Third Sector: Build a fundraising career helping young people thrive - an interview with Nikki Mason, director of fundraising and communications, YMCA DownsLink Group

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