About us

Cranfield Trust provides management support to welfare charities. Thanks to 1,400 highly skilled commercial sector volunteers, we provide high value, independent support to local and national charities across the UK. This year, we expect to start around 400 new consultancy and mentoring assignments, and in total, our services will reach around 4,000 charities.   

The Trust’s activity has doubled in size over the last five years. The pandemic has been a period of innovation and rapid development as we have started new services, and expanded our reach, to provide more support to charities and their leaders. We are ambitious in our plans, investing in our current services and developing new activities to meet the needs of the small to medium sized charities we serve.

Join our team

We are looking for an experienced Trusts and Foundations Manager with proven written, research and relationship skills to excel as part of our small Development team.

About the role 

In this role, your remit will be to lead on stewarding and further developing our significant trusts and foundation portfolio. Reporting to the Head of Development and working alongside the CEO and other colleagues, you will manage and grow the portfolio in alignment with our fundraising strategy, initiate, develop and manage external and internal relationships, and secure income.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is Friday 25 June 2021.

To apply please read the Trusts and Foundations Manager Recruitment Pack and email [email protected] 

  • If you are interested in joining us, please send a CV and a cover letter, which should outline why the role is of interest to you and your suitability as a candidate for the role.
  • For ease of reference, please write your name and the job role you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

First Round Interviews: w/c Monday 5 July 2021.

Trusts and Foundations Manager Recruitment Pack


Registered Charity No: 800072 | Scottish Charity No: SCO40299 | Company No: 2290789 | Telephone No: 01794 830338
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