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Senior Trusts Manager

Age UK
£46000 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
22 Aug 2021

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Fundraising, Trusts & Foundations
Social Care & Welfare
Full Time
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There has never been a more exciting time to join Age UK. Last year, our Fundraising team raised over £70 million and we are investing in an ambitious Fundraising strategy to help us engage more supporters and partners in our work, so that we can be there for even more older people who most need us.

Now we're seeking a Senior Trusts Manager to lead the Trusts team in securing high-value, multi-year funding.

Your job will be to lead and motivate a team of 4 Trusts fundraisers to maximise income from existing and new funding partnerships.

In addition you will lead on the development of creative, compelling funding propositions, lead on meetings with high value prospects and stakeholders, and produce regular financial and programme reports for funders and trustees.

About you

* You will have proven experience generating new business in a high-value trust funding role
* Your grasp of the Trust fundraising landscape will be second to none, you'll have a deep understanding of what Trust funders are seeking from charitable programmes
* You will have excellent relationship management, donor stewardship and cultivation skills and the gravitas to manage senior donor relationships
* Great communication and influencing skills will be essential to your success, ensuring you gain buy-in from senior colleagues across the organisation
* You will need excellent verbal and written skills to convert internal information into compelling, fundraising-friendly content for trust audiences.
* You will be experienced in managing a team to achieve income targets

What we offer in return

We welcome applications from candidates seeking to make a difference in a dynamic team.

This role will initially be home based however it is anticipated that you will be required to travel into London for team events and meetings when required.

In return we can offer an excellent salary of up to £50,000 and great benefits including 26 days annual leave + bank holidays, excellent pension (we contribute up to 6%), Life Assurance, Healthcare Cashback Plan, Season Ticket Loan, Cycle to work scheme, flexible working and much more.

Additional Information

For a full list of benefits please click here

Age UK is an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria. We welcome requests for flexible working.

Age UK is committed to safeguarding adults at risk, and children, from abuse and neglect. We expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert at any time.

Age UK politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.


Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.

We help more than 7m people every year, providing companionship, advice and support for older people who need it most.

Why we’re here

  • 2.9 million older people (65+) in Great Britain feel they have no one to turn to for help and support
  • 3.9 million older people in the UK agree the television is their main form of company
  • Nearly 1.2 million aged 65+ in England have unmet care needs
  • Over one third of people aged 60+ are worried about the cost of living
  • In low and middle income countries only 1 in 4 older people receive a pension

Our vision

Age UK's vision is to make the UK a great place to grow older.

We want everyone in later life to:

  • Have enough money
  • Enjoy life and feel well
  • Receive high-quality health and care
  • Be comfortable, safe and secure at home
  • Feel valued and able to participate

Our exciting initiatives

There are exciting projects happening in lots of departments right now. The Switched Off campaign and petition to save free TV for older people has over 600,000 signatures and generated lots of public awareness.

We are right in the middle of our Knit Off, which is part of this year’s Big Knit with Innocent Smoothies. We have a competition amongst staff teams for the best knitted hat, most hats, most strawberry hats and more, so hundreds of employees are knitting small hats in their spare time. It is actually really good fun!

Here are just a few:

  • Flexible working policies to help you maintain your work-life balance
  • Competitive salaries
  • 5 weeks holiday per year plus the option to buy 5 more days
  • 9% employer pension contributions
  • Healthcare cashback plan: money back for dental treatment, opticians and much more

Watch this short video to find out more about our employee benefits.


  • We hold running clubs for our London and Devon office staff and a champion softball team in London
  • Many of us enjoy quiz nights
  • We run inclusive working groups such as our Staff Carers Group, which is a support group for staff who are also carers.
  • Our offices are adorned with hundreds of tiny knitted woolly hats

Why work for us?

  • We have a welcoming and supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done and a team making a real difference to older people's lives
  • We are a top 10 charity employer according to research by Indeed into employee satisfaction
  • We are accredited by the Investors in People scheme
  • We are members of the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion, and in the top 40 inclusive employers in the UK

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