Trust and Foundations Manager

Guildford, United Kingdom
£40,792 to £48,677 per annum
22 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Location:      Guildford
Salary:      £40,792 to £48,677 per annum
Post Type:      Full Time
Closing Date:      Friday 04 January 2019
Interview Date:      To be confirmed

The University of Surrey is seeking to appoint a Trusts and Foundations (T&F) Manager to lead and develop the University’s trust fundraising with key foundations in the UK and overseas. This is a great opportunity for an energetic, detail-orientated self-starter to work in an amazing team. S/he will present the University’s fascinating world-leading research, and a great variety of projects, to an external audience of funders.    

The Trusts and Foundations Manager will be based in the Advancement team, reporting to the Head of Major Gifts. Under the leadership of the President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Max Lu, the University has recently invested in and expanded its alumni and fundraising activities.

This journey has just begun and it is a great time to join an energetic, engaged team as they work to develop relationships with the University’s 115,000 alumni and supporters around the world. Trusts and Foundations are a key part of the University’s plans to grow philanthropy and further investment will follow.   

The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit. Inventive and forward-thinking, its heritage shows a recurring theme of doing things differently, and achieving notable results. The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the UK and has exciting plans for the next decade that are of interest to a wide variety of Trusts and Foundations.   

We are looking for an experienced Trust and Foundation Manager to develop our fundraising with UK and international trusts and foundations. The successful candidate will be a clear communicator with a passion for education and strong research and proposal writing skills. They should be able to demonstrate a track record of success and the ability to work closely with academic colleagues to develop and present proposals.  

Benefits package includes generous salary, attractive pension scheme, generous leave entitlement, excellent development opportunities and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park.  

For any informal enquiries please contact Henry Shelford, Head of Major Gifts,   For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

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