Trusts and Foundations Programme Lead (part-time)

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We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced and passionate fundraiser to lead the cultivation of our relationships with trusts and foundations at Bliss.

One in seven babies is born premature or sick and needing care on a neonatal unit – this isn’t what most parents expect for their baby. Join the leading national charity dedicated to supporting babies, families and NHS staff at this critical time.

Role Summary

Bliss is the UK’s leading national charity for babies born premature or sick, and we are looking for a skilled Trusts and Foundations Programme Lead to join our enthusiastic and passionate Fundraising team. You will bring your skills in bid writing, stewardship, and high-value relationship management to deepen our engagement with trusts and foundations, and to identify and secure new opportunities for funding.

Historically, Bliss has worked with external consultant support to manage our trusts and foundations fundraising. This is a new role within the organisation as we look to take a more meaningful, relationship-based approach to our trusts and foundations donors. It’s a fantastic opportunity for someone with proven experience in trusts and foundations fundraising looking for a part-time position to make a real difference for babies and families.

Terms

  • 14 hours a week
  • Salary: £38,480 FTE
  • Permanent
  • Hybrid (with minimum 1 days in Bliss Head Office, London SE1)

Role Details

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with proven experience in trusts and foundations to make a real difference as part of a small, dynamic and dedicated charity. Working closely with Bliss’ senior management team and managing the relationship with our fundraising consultants, you’ll work with a high degree of autonomy to strengthen and grow our support from trusts and foundations.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Proven experience of writing bids to successfully secure five- or six-figure and multi-year grants.
  • Excellent relationship management skills; the ability to quickly build trusting relationships with funders, partners and colleagues of all levels.
  • Exceptional writing skills with the ability to translate complex information into clear, compelling cases for support.
  • Influencing skills, including demonstrable experience of effectively working with senior colleagues and/or external stakeholders.

For more details please view the job description attached to this advert.

How to apply

Interested applicants are requested to submit the following documents to recruitment@bliss.org.uk

  • Your CV (please ensure this does not include your age, gender or any other personal characteristics)
  • Supporting statement explaining how you meet the criteria in the person specification. This should address the essential points of the person specification and is expected to be no more than 1000-1500 words long

This information is used when shortlisting candidates for interview

Please ALSO submit an Equal Opportunities Form (submit by clicking the link). This will not be used when shortlisting candidates, and is anonymous, but helps us monitor and improve our recruitment practices.

It is Bliss’ policy not to contact applicants who have not been invited for an interview so if you have not heard from us three weeks after the closing deadline, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Recruitment Timeline

  • The deadline for applications is Monday 24 June
  • First round interviews will be held virtually (via zoom) between w/c Monday 24 with second interviews in person at our London Bridge office.

It is Bliss’ policy not to contact applicants who have not been invited for an interview so if you have not heard from us three weeks after the closing deadline, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Job Description

Trusts Programme Lead Job Description