Trust and Foundation Manager, Liverpool Cathedral

Trust and Foundation Manager, Liverpool Cathedral

Hours per week – 35. Part time or flexible working hours considered on request.
Salary – £25 – £30k pa
Two year, fixed term appointment
Reporting to the Fundraising Director

Closing date 22nd April 2021
Interviews to take place w/c 10th May with a start date as soon as possible after that

We are looking for a talented and detail orientated individual to take up the new, exciting position of Trust and Foundation Manager at Liverpool Cathedral. You will be managing the relationships, applications and income from a range of organisations including trusts, foundations, and National Lottery distributors.

As well as developing high quality, well-written funding applications, you’ll be working on the end to end funding process – from researching and identifying grant makers that can be matched to our funding priorities, right the way through to ensuring projects are successfully handed over to project leaders in accordance with funder requirements, and final reporting.

You will join the organisation at a busy and exciting time, with the opportunity to be involved in a broad range of projects as we look to fund the final projects of our 2024 Consecration Centenary Campaign, and major capital works.

You will be conscientious, reliable and able to meet targets. We anticipate this role to bring in a minimum of £150,000 of budget alleviating grants per annum, as well as working on major project grants with the Director of Fundraising for capital works and other projects which are to be agreed.

Liverpool Cathedral is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. We welcome all including staff with no faith, or exploring their faith.


The main responsibilities of this role include –

·         Strengthening and adapting as needed the case for support for Liverpool Cathedral and ensuring consistency of messaging around donations and support to key stakeholders

·         Taking the lead on preparing applications to trusts, statutory funders and corporate supporters, as well as preparing evaluation reports for current funders

·         Stewarding a portfolio of key stakeholders, and ensuring their effective cultivation and stewardship

·         Working with the Trustees, staff and advisers to activate fundraising networks and identify new prospects

·         Implementing and maintaining a system to record and manage fundraising relationships and pipeline complying with UK data protection law.

·         Willing to undergo Safeguarding awareness training as requested

Essential Requirements

·         Three years’ minimum experience in a similar role

·         Able to provide examples of securing funding of five and six figure sums

·         Proven ability to work collaboratively in a small team with changing demands

·         Experience using CRMs to monitor and report on grant pipelines

·         Excellent communication skills, written and verbal

·         Able to develop rapport quickly with people

·         Able to ask for donations confidently, effectively and appropriately

·         Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other relevant software packages

·         Able to analyse data and financial information to identify trends and patterns

·         Able to present confidently face to face to groups and individuals

·         To be in sympathy with the work and mission of the Cathedral

Desirable Requirements

·         Educated to A level standard

·         Five years’ experience in a similar role

·         Demonstrates a working knowledge of the Cathedral and its role within Liverpool

·         Knowledge of Beacon CRM

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About Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral is Grade I listed, the largest cathedral in the UK and one of the largest in the world. Historic England calls us: “the last undoubted masterpiece of the Gothic craftsmanship, in England.” We are a vibrant, active place that the people of the city, regions and world encounter in many ways. As a Cathedral we face out into Liverpool and we see our mission as engaging with the city and the needs and welfare of its people whether they hold a Christian faith or not.

Liverpool Cathedral sits at the centre of five converging conservation areas and offers one of the greatest views over Liverpool’s UNESCO world heritage site. Our building is considered to be the crowning achievement of globally renowned architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, who was also responsible for British icons such as Battersea Power Station and the red telephone box. We house the Grand Organ, the largest pipe organ in the UK and one of the largest instruments in the world. We have an internationally renowned choir, and our art collection includes work by artists such as Tracey Emin, Elisabeth Frink, and Charles Lutyens. We have won (or been shortlisted for) numerous Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards, and prior to COVID-19 we were one of the most visited Cathedrals in the UK, welcoming over 800,000 visitors each year.