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Senior Trusts and Foundations Manager
The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF)
  • Salary £40,000 and £42,000 (full time) dependent on experience. Part time salary will be pro rata.
  • Location London, Greater London
  • Job Type Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
  • Category Policy/Research , Management
  • Sectors Health, Medical
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Job Description

Senior Trusts and Foundations Manager, London or home-based (flexible working hours, part-time or full-time considered)

£40,000 to £42,000 f.t.e. plus generous benefits 

The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) is an energetic new UK-registered charity that enables early-career scientists in Africa to develop and lead research to improve health and save lives.

With AREF support, ambitious, talented African researchers develop skill-sets and research experience that are essential stepping-stones to winning research funding, developing and leading effective, collaborative research teams. Our vision is growing the community of African researchers who will deliver excellent research in Africa, for Africa.

We are looking for a Senior Trusts and Foundations Manager to join our small team in our central London office.You will be responsible for generating income from Trusts, Foundations and other grant-giving bodies and will be someone who can work autonomously and as part of a team and be comfortable with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.

We are looking to recruit a part-time member of staff working on a flexible basis with the option of remote working, but we would consider a full-time post.

Who you are 

You are inspired to help us to deliver our vision to grow the community of African researchers who will deliver excellent research in Africa, for Africa. Our team is proud to work for the Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF). We are ambitious for AREF and for ourselves.We are approachable - providing advice to everyone and explaining our work. We are dedicated and committed to achieving the most for our donors and our researchers.And we are involved – constantly looking for new ways to engage and improve.We love our work and we will be looking for this in you too.

What you can bring to the role

You will have experience of:

  • Identifying and developing opportunities to generate and/or increase income from trusts, foundations and grant making bodies
  • Drafting, submitting and successfully managing the progress of all funding applications
  • Working with colleagues to develop strong cases for support within required deadlines
  • Liaising directly with key contacts in trusts, foundations and grant making bodies to establish important dates and criteria in order to strengthen applications 
  • Developing, reviewing and leading strategies for maximising and renewing income from trusts, foundations and grant making bodies
  • Successfully implement and execute a rolling programme of applications.
  • Producing, submitting and managing all communications with funders within the agreed timeframe including regular reports. 
  • Developing and managing positive relationships with funders 
  • Developing, implementing and managing a stewardship programme for all trust and foundation donors 
  • Establishing and monitoring progress of applications, including working to agreed KPI’s and ROI’s, and providing financial reporting and other management information on a timely basis 
  • Developing and maintaining trust, foundation and grant records on a relationship
  • Representing an organisation externally by promoting the work of the organisation and developing productive relationships with external stakeholders 

Our offer:

  • A salary between £40,000 to £42,000 (full time) dependent on experience. Part time salary will be pro rata
  • Annual pay award, performance award scheme and other rewards.
  • Generous pension contribution, with no qualifying period.
  • 30 days annual leave each year, plus public holidays (full time). Part time annual leave will be pro rata.
  • Will consider part or full-time working (full time working is 36 hours).
  • Flexible working (e.g. flexible work patterns, remote working and some elements of term-time only).
  • Employee assistance programme.
  • Other health-related benefits.
  • An opportunity to make a difference to human health.
  • Fantastic colleagues.

How to apply

  • provide an up-to-date CV which includes your contact details, education and vocational qualifications, memberships of professional bodies, career history and explanation of any breaks in your employment history.
  • provide a brief supporting statement setting out why you are the right candidate for this role making reference to the job description and the person specification. The case that you make and the way that it is presented will form a key part of the shortlisting process.
  • complete our equal opportunities monitoring form.
  • let us know if you are not able to make any of the assessment or interview dates (the pre-arranged dates can be found in the application pack).

A copy of the recruitment information pack and equal opportunities monitoring form are attached separately.

Closing date: 29th January 2020 at midday

Interview date: 13th/14th February 2020