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Trust & Grants Manager

Leap Confronting Conflict
Finsbury Park, London (Greater)
£37,000 - £42,000
Closing date
17 Jan 2022

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Fundraising, Management
Children & Youth
Full Time
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Leap Confronting Conflict is looking to appoint a Trusts and Grants Manager to our Income and External Affairs team to develop our portfolio of supporters. Trusts and Foundations income represents 65% of the charity’s total income and your role will be to build upon Leap’s successful track record to further develop relationships with our key funders and build new ones with Trusts and Grants prospects.

The role will include building and strengthening relationships with Trusts and Foundations, identifying and researching potential funding. You will work closely with the Major Donors

and Corporates Manager to coordinate approaches to individual donors who give through family trusts and to corporate foundations.

You will also work closely with both the Delivery, and Impact and Innovation teams on the design and development of bids for varying areas across Leap’s work to support effective interventions for the young people that we work with. The role also requires close working with the Director of Finance and Resources to develop budgets for complex bids, and to identify funding gaps within projects.

You will manage a diverse portfolio of existing and prospective supporters and will develop our portfolio through research and tailored approaches. You will have a pivotal role in developing the Trusts and Foundations fundraising strategy, working closely with the Director of Income and External Affairs.

The closing date for applications is 9am on 17 January 2022.

We plan to hold virtual panel interviews on 27 January 2022 on Zoom or Teams. Successful applicants may be invited to a second interview at our Finsbury Park Head Office on 1 February 2022.

For an application pack please visit our website:


Leap Confronting Conflict is a national youth charity that works directly with young people struggling with conflict and also trains the adult professionals working with them. Based in London, Leap has 13 employees and 40 volunteers. It was founded in 1987 and has an annual income of around £1 million.

Leap offers a range of programmes that support young people to manage conflict in their lives. These include self-reflective group work, pastoral care outside of formal training and peer mediation. These programmes are delivered by an experienced team of trainers. Improving Prospects is Leap’s flagship community-based programme designed to give young people, aged 16-21, an insight into the causes and consequences of conflict. Two short courses are offered: Leadership and Choice to Change.

Leap supports young people’s engagement and progression by providing one-to-one input before, during and after training. On completion of the programme, young people may decide to become a Leap trainer, volunteer at Leap or with another organisation, return to education or secure employment.

The charity also offers training for adult practitioners. Training is intended to help them develop the skills and tools needed to better respond to young people at risk of violence, offending behaviour and also to those struggling with low self-esteem and aspirations.

Leap also works in partnership with schools, pupil referral units, youth offending services, voluntary sector organisations and local councils, among other organisations. It works with each organisation to design a programme that will best respond to its needs. Programmes support young people to gain understanding of themselves and professionals to develop their confidence and skills. Leap also offers consultancy services, supporting a range of organisations to gain a greater understanding of the way they manage conflict, enabling them to bring about lasting culture change.

Leap also runs projects on specific issues. In 2016, the charity launched a three year ‘Leadership and Enterprise’ project in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. The aim is to work with other organisations in the area to build relationship with young people either in, or at risk of being in, gangs. Another current project, ‘Peaceful Prisons’, is aimed at developing intervention to reduce violence in prisons. The three year project combines Leap's 20 years of experience in training prisoners and prison staff with the latest academic research on prison violence and the charity’s own research.

Leap’s work is delivered by internal staff, freelance trainers and volunteers. Young people are represented at every level of the charity - as trustees, staff, trainers and volunteers.

Find Us
020 7561 3700
Wells House (Unit 7),
5-7 Wells Terrace,
N4 3JU
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