Trusts and Foundations Manager

Closing Date – Sunday 17 October

The National Centre for Circus Arts is a registered charity and one of Europe’s leading providers of circus arts training. For the past 30 years we have provided emerging and professional circus artists, directors and choreographers access to vital space and support to train, experiment and share ideas. Our national role increasingly sees us supporting and mentoring circus artists and organisations across the country as we seek to develop and mature our remarkable art form.

We are looking to recruit a Trusts and Foundations Manager who will be responsible for delivering the National Centre’s fundraising strategy, identifying suitable projects, exploring suitable funders, building relationships with the necessary stakeholders, and ultimately maximising grants from trusts and foundations, ensuring robust funding cycles for the organisation’s work.

Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • With support from the Chief Executive and Commercial Director, lead on implementing the National Centre’s fundraising strategy, meeting agreed fundraising targets annually
  • Working with other teams across the organisation, developing ideas that respond to funding opportunities from a variety of funding sources, developing and creating outstanding funding bids
  • Developing and maintaining excellent relationships across a variety of stakeholders, including existing funders, potential new funders, senior staff, and trustees

Hours: 35 hours per week. Occasional evenings and weekends.

Salary: £28,000 dependent on experience

Holiday Entitlement: 30 days paid holiday per annum, inclusive of eight Statutory Bank Holidays, increasing by one day for each year of service from 1st September up to a maximum of 35 days per annum.

Interviews W/C 25 October

If you would like to apply for the position please fill out the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and download the application form below.