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Trusts & Foundations Manager

Job title Trusts & Foundations Manager

Department Development & Alumni Relations

Salary Starting from £34,304, rising to £40,927

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Monday 18 October 2021

Closing date Wednesday 17 November 2021

Interview date Friday 26 November 2021

Reference CC8805


Do you want to make a difference helping students and researchers fulfil their ambitions? You will play a key role in raising significant philanthropic income from a portfolio of UK and International Trusts and Foundations to increase our student scholarships and research opportunities.

We have an exciting position based within the University’s Major Gift team and we are seeking a highly ambitious and experienced Trusts & Foundations Manager to cultivate excellent relationships which can help us reach our ambitious goals.

About you:

As a key member of the Major Gifts team, you will identify, develop and manage a portfolio of charitable Trusts & Foundations capable of supporting the University with five, six and seven figure gifts for areas from student scholarships to philanthropic research.

Your background is likely to be in higher education or the not-for-profit sectors, ideally with experience of income generation and you must be able to work well under pressure in a complex, multi-national and culturally diverse environment. You will be self-motivated, highly organised, with excellent attention to detail in both written and verbal communications with the ability to manage multiple projects at any one time.

As a Trust & Foundations Manager you will have demonstrable success in storytelling, relationship management and raising significant philanthropic gifts. Confident and credible you will have knowledge and understanding of how to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward UK and International Trusts & Foundations.

About the role:

You will act as the departmental link with the Faculty of Science, you will work collaboratively with those colleagues as well as the senior management team and other offices to maximise gift potential from Trusts & Foundations who may have multiple associations and interests.

This is a blended role; you will be expected to work from home some of the time, UK travel will be required as well as a presence on campus; equipment will be provided to support you in your role. Protective measures are in place to ensure the safety and well-being of staff, students and visitors at the University of Bath.

For an informal chat about this post, please contact Ben Hutchinson on or + 44 (0)1225 386403 or Emma Haines, Deputy Director & Head of Major Gifts on or +44 (0)1225 384480.

Interviews are currently scheduled to take place on Wednesday 10 November. 

What we can offer you:

The University of Bath is a nationally and internationally leading University placed in the top 10 rankings of three major national league tables. The Department of Development & Alumni Relations (DDAR) plays a leading role in the University’s excellence through philanthropic support and partnerships.

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

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We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.


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