Trust Fundraising Manager

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our fledgling Fundraising Team and develop a trust fundraising programme from the ground up.
  • Salary: £35–45k dependent on experience
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week)
  • Location: Remote (anywhere in the UK) — we are a remote-first organisation
  • Reporting to: Head of Grants

Main purpose and scope of the role

To develop and manage a portfolio of supporters with the capacity to give five and six-figure gifts. You will work closely with the Head of Grants to identify and research prospects, develop compelling applications, and manage grants.

You will play a key role in building an effective Trust and Statutory Fundraising function for Parentkind, establishing effective ways of working across the charity and building positive, engaging, long-term relationships with funders.

To work with the Head of Grants, Director of Fundraising and other key internal stakeholders to support the delivery of the organisation’s strategy and enable the growth and development of Parentkind and our work. Contribute significantly to income growth for Parentkind by:

  • Raising funds at a national level to provide a new grant funding programme for PTAs covering approximately four key areas that PTAs raise funds for locally, such as a Sports Fund, Play Fund, Literacy Fund and Enrichment Fund.
  • Raising funds to support wider charity outcomes including:
    • Providing a PTA start-up programme.
    • Providing place-based teams in different parts of the UK
    • Delivering guides and services to enable parents to support their children through key educational transitions and challenges.

Duties and key responsibilities


  • Identify and research a range of appropriate grant-makers who are likely to fund the work of Parentkind, building and managing a new business pipeline to deliver year-on-year growth in Trust and Statutory Fundraising income
  • Cultivate relationships with prospects (awarding grants of £10,000+) and identify appropriate projects or areas of Parentkind’s work to meet their criteria, developing tailored, persuasive funding proposals
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships across the organisation and an in-depth understanding of the charity’s needs and priorities to ensure your fundraising activity contributes positively
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of key resources to support our fundraising activity, including case for support, programme budgets and information
  • Contribute to the Membership Team’s fundraising support offer for PTA members – developing and maintaining a small grants information hub, and appropriate resources to support PTA members to raise more to support their local school communities

Relationship Management

  • Provide excellent stewardship and supporter care to donors in your portfolio, including the production of high-quality, engaging written updates, impact reporting, and regular communications in line with funder expectations
  • Produce and deliver tailored engagement plans to deepen and grow our funder relationships
  • Deliver first-class grant management – taking responsibility for all requirements of funders in your portfolio including impact reporting, financial monitoring and reporting
  • Ensure robust and practical monitoring and evaluation plans are in place to demonstrate the impact of grants you manage and report effectively to funders
  • Build and maintain strong internal relationships across the charity to ensure the delivery of Parentkind’s obligations to our funders
  • Represent Parentkind at events and networking opportunities as required

Managing systems

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records on Parentkind’s CRM
  • Maintain and communicate accurate and informative grant information and records, to support other teams to deliver in line with funder expectations
  • Work within agreed finance processes to ensure all donations are accurately coded, allocated and spent
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of effective processes to manage trust and
    statutory fundraising activity efficiently and successfully

General Responsibilities

  • To ensure Data Protection procedures are followed at all times
  • To keep abreast of relevant issues, educational policy and legislation affecting our key audiences
  • To be flexible within the remit of the post
  • To undertake other duties as reasonably requested by the Head of Grants, Director of Fundraising or Chief Executive
  • To contribute to Fundraising Department planning, reporting and involvement in cross-team projects
  • To be self-servicing
  • To attend and participate in Parentkind’s performance, development and training programmes
  • To abide by organisational policies, codes of conduct and practices
  • To be responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of self, other members of staff and visitors