Trusts & Fundraising Manager

Role: Trusts & Fundraising Manager
Location: Flexible, remote or based in our Aviemore office.
Hours: 3 days per week with flexibility in working hours
Salary: £32,000
Term:  Permanent
Closing Date: 26th November 2021
Interviews: Via zoom on 6th December 2021

In 1974, David Morris, DSUK founder, asked “Why shouldn’t a wheelchair be on top of a mountain?”. Disability Snowsport UK’s vision is of mountains and ski slopes free from barriers, where disabled people can learn and take part alongside family, friends and peers. 

Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) is the leading adaptive snowsport charity which provides expert adaptive lessons throughout the UK, as well as delivering opportunities to ski and snowboard in a mountain environment worldwide.  From complete beginners to lifelong participants, snowsport enables disabled skiers and snowboarders to experience freedom, build confidence, health and wellbeing, and social support in everyday life. We work to ensure that everybody can take part in snowsport, regardless of disability, injury or experience. 

With a head office in Aviemore, in the Highlands, we have a team of around 35 staff and hundreds of volunteers across the UK. The fundraising programme raises around £400,000 annually through a mix of corporate partnerships, trusts, individual giving, a small lottery, events, sponsorship and legacies.

Scope of work

The trusts & fundraising manager will be part of the senior management team at DSUK and will lead on fundraising strategy, trusts and grants, major donors, case for support, budget, and will support project development. The post holder will also monitor and support individual giving. 

The post holder will provide leadership to, and line manage the performance of the senior fundraising officer who is responsible for events, corporate, community and third party fundraising and day to day fundraising administration.

DSUK has a track record in corporate, events and major donor fundraising but there is significant opportunity to grow and diversify income streams. There is a relatively new rolling trusts and grants programme which would benefit from increased focus particularly in securing multi-year gifts. The trusts & fundraising manager will also work on day-to-day communications with our membership coordinator and senior fundraising officer, so that we tell our story well at every turn. This role provides room for future growth including legacy giving, sponsorship, digital and high value donors. There is potential to build a wider function over time.

We are looking for an experienced fundraising manager who must have at least 5 years’ experience as a fundraiser:
·      Demonstrable experience of meeting income targets and significantly increasing income across more than one income stream.
·      A successful track record of managing a grants portfolio, developing budgets and project plans, including securing multiyear grants and gifts.
Experience of working with direct delivery teams to shape projects, case for support and budgets.
·      Experience of reporting to funders and supporting colleagues to develop monitoring and evaluation processes, including producing complex reports with financial and project data, impact reporting and case studies.
Line management experience.
·      Budget management experience.
·      Experience of working with more than one type of supporter, including managing relationships with key donors, partners, members and supporters.
·      A working knowledge of the Code of Fundraising Practice and can demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development  

Experience of working across disciplines
·      An understanding of major donor programmes
·      Experience of working with communications, social media and website content
·      Ideally you will be qualified with the Chartered Institute of Fundraising or working towards a formal fundraising qualification 
·      Knowledge or interest in the disability, health, sport or outdoors sectors in the UK. 

You will be an adaptable and proactive leader who has excellent attention to detail and organisational skills.  

We are committed to family friendly and flexible working practices. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. 

If you would like to find out more about the role before applying, please feel free to contact Virginia Anderson, CEO at for an informal discussion.

To apply please go to Charity Job HERE and supply your CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the the person specification.

Disability Snowsport UK is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex/gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status or age.