Trusts and Foundation Manager

Lead Cruse Bereavement Support’s ambitious, supportive and collaborative Trusts and Foundations function

Job details


Remote (with very occasion travel need for department or staff away days)


FTE £38,000 - £40,000

Hours of work

35 hours (30+ hours over 5 days will be considered)



Closing date

July 31, 2024

The role

Are you an experienced trusts fundraiser with energy and a creative flair? Would you like to join a well-established charity with a strong reputation? Would you like to be a part of an ambitious, supportive and collaborative team?

At Cruse Bereavement Support, we are looking for a Trust and Foundations Manager to lead our vitally important trusts and foundations income stream. This is a key role for us, and we are looking for an experienced trusts and foundations fundraiser looking to take this work to the next level. You will line-manage a Trusts and Foundations Officer and be part of a wider Partnerships Team, which includes national corporate partnerships, external training and consultancy. You will lead on working with colleagues from across Cruse to develop innovative new approaches to funding asks from trusts and foundations. Your relationship fundraising approach will enhance our work with existing partners and win the support of new funders. Your collaborative approach to internal working relationships will allow you to produce high quality funding applications and reports to funders.

This role is a remote role, but you will be an active member of the Cruse family, in daily contact with many colleagues from all areas of Cruse for video calls, phone calls, email and instant messaging.

If this sounds like you, we would love you to apply for this exciting role. As the UK’s leading bereavement charity, we support tens of thousands of people every year, but with your help we could support even more.

How to apply

Your application must consist of a CV and covering letter, which outlines your suitability for the role with reference to the Job Description and Person Specification and should be no longer than two pages.  Please send your application to sue.o’[email protected]

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31st July 2024 with interviews taking place w/c 5th August 2024 on Teams.

Please be advised that if you do not hear from us by 5th August 2024, unfortunately on this occasion you have not been shortlisted.

Cruse welcomes and encourages applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation.

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