Fundraising Manager (Trusts & Foundations)

CCS Adoption
£32,234 - £35,745 depending on experience
Contract Type: 
Part Time
30 hrs per week, flexible
Contract Details: 
2 Year fixed term
Details of Role: 

CCS Adoption finds permanent, loving homes for looked after children who are waiting to be adopted. This work is primarily funded through statutory sources. The charity also provides a range of post-adoption support services for which we receive very little statutory funding. Fundraising efforts are focused on securing funds for post-adoption support and our forward strategy includes Trusts and Foundations, Individual Giving and Legacies.


The purpose of this role is to implement our fundraising strategy, lead on Trusts and Foundations and provide direction for the Fundraising Co-ordinator towards the achievement of an annual fundraising target currently set at £150,000.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Contribute to ongoing fundraising strategy development.
  2. In the context of our fundraising strategy and with input from the Fundraising Co-ordinator, develop and manage an annual fundraising plan.
  3. Monitor changes to the fundraising landscape and, with input from the Fundraising Co-ordinator, adjust the fundraising plan to take account of emerging opportunities /constraints.
  4. Regularly review progress against the fundraising target, reporting to the Chief Executive/Management Team as required.
  5. Regularly review and update the Case for Support for post adoption support services.
  6. Work with CCS colleagues (and occasionally external partners) to scope, plan, and cost post adoption support projects.
  7. Agree budgets (for fundraising purposes) with the Finance Manager.
  8. Review Trust and Foundation (T&F) prospects and carry out research to review and identify new prospects.
  9. Prioritise prospects and devise an annual plan for securing funds from T&Fs.
  10. Prepare and submit applications to T&Fs for both unrestricted and project funding.
  11. Provide occasional support for the CEO and other CCS colleagues on funding applications to statutory bodies/partners.
  12. Manage relationships with funders (specifically T&Fs) ensuring timely applications, correspondence and reports.
  13. Provide line management, support and supervision for the Fundraising Co-ordinator .
  14. Provide a brief, direction and support for external consultants/volunteers who may from time to time be required to provide specific input/support e.g. on individual and legacy giving.
  15. Other fundraising tasks that may be required within this role.
Closing Date: 
Monday, 15 November, 2021 - 17:00
How to Apply: 

For an informal chat about the role, please email and we will be in touch.  

To apply, please vist to download the Job Description, Person Specification, and complete the Application Form, returning it along with your CV to

Contact Person: 
Steve Williamson
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 935 0005
Postal Address: 
162 Pennywell Road Easton Bristol BS5 0TX