Fundraising Manager (Trusts & Foundations and Individual Giving)

CCS Adoption
£27,515 - £31,604 based on skills and experience
Closing Date: 
Monday, 30 October, 2023 - 12:00
Contract Type: 
Part Time
15 per week
South West
Contract Details: 
2 years fixed term
Details of Role: 

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable children and families? Do you have a track record of securing funding from trusts and foundations? Do you have experience of managing Individual Donations or legacies for an organisation? CCS Adoption, a leading voluntary adoption agency based in Bristol, is seeking a dedicated and skilled Fundraising  Manager to join our team. If you are driven by a desire to help children find loving homes and have experience in securing grants from trusts and foundations, we encourage you to apply.

About CCS Adoption:

CCS Adoption is a Voluntary Adoption Agency and registered charity. Continuously Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted (for over 13 years), we find permanent, loving homes for children who are waiting to be adopted. We also offer a wide range of post-adoption support services for adoptive families in the region through The Centre for Adoption Support. We are committed to maintaining this high level of performance and developing further the innovative services we provide for children and adoptive families.

Role and Responsibilities:

As a Fundraising  Manager specializing in trusts and foundations, you will play a vital role in helping CCS Adoption continue its important work. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Research and Strategy: work on current prospect list and identify further potential trusts, foundations, and grant opportunities aligned with CCS Adoption's mission and programs. Develop and implement a strategic approach to securing funding from these sources. Grow and maintain the charities Individual giving donor base and promote donations through legacies.
  • Grant Proposal Writing: Prepare compelling and tailored grant proposals, applications, and appeals. Ensure that proposals are well-researched, persuasive, and effectively communicate the impact of CCS Adoption's work. Secure a number of successful applications over an agreed time period. Based on previous applications/annual targets and discussion with SMT.
  • Relationship Building: Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with existing and potential donors, ensuring regular communication and updates on the organization's progress.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with the CCS Adoption team to gather information, stories, and data that demonstrate the impact of the organization's services. Work closely with colleagues to ensure accurate reporting to funders.
  • Reporting: Provide regular progress reports on fundraising activities and outcomes to the CCS Adoption leadership team and Board of Trustees.


  • Proven experience in securing grants and funding from trusts and foundations.
  • Excellent grant proposal and report writing skills, with the ability to craft compelling narratives that resonate with potential funders.
  • Strong research skills to identify and assess potential funding opportunities.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to build and maintain donor relationships at a grant and individual level.
  • Highly organised and detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of the voluntary adoption sector and children's welfare is desirable.
How to Apply: 

CCS is an equal opportunities employer and is keen to receive applications from individuals representing all demographics of society and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from BAME & LGBTQIA+ communities.

Submit your CV and application form detailing your relevant experience and explaining and your motivation for applying to this role. Please include examples of successful grants or funding you have secured from trusts and foundations.

Please return these to or by post.

If you wish to discuss the role further please contact Stacey Thompson, the HR Manager.

The application deadline is 30th October 2023. Early applications are encouraged, as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Contact Person: 
Stacey Thompson
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 935 0005
Postal Address: 
The Park Centre, Daventry Road, Knowle, Bristol, BS4 1DQ