Trusts and Foundations Manager



Job Type

Fixed Term


Arts / Culture, Fundraising, Management, Marketing, Other, PR / Communications, Sales / Business Development



Trusts and Foundations Manager

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 (Pro rata £21,000 - £24,000)
Hours: Part time, 24 hours per week (9.00am – 5.00pm) including evenings or weekends as required.
Contract: One year fixed term contract
Location: Oxford


This organisation is one of the UK’s most exciting and influential contemporary art organisations, renowned for its bold and ambitious artistic programme that promotes diversity and internationalism and celebrates contemporary art as a progressive agent of social change.

They welcome more than 100,000 visitors each year with 10,000 attendances in creative learning and participation activities. The organisation’s digital content reaches 450,000 through their digital channels annually. Through a wide range of high-quality content creation and programming, this organisation aims to make contemporary art accessible and engaging to the widest audience and to promote creativity in all of its visual forms. Over the last 50 years they have brought some of the world’s most important artists to the city, and the UK, and has developed an international reputation for pioneering emerging and under-represented artists.

They are a registered charity and rely on core funding from Arts Council England and Oxford City Council, and the generous support of individuals, trusts and foundations, sponsors, and friends.

Organisational Values

They aspire to the following values as an employer and organisation:


They are inclusive, caring, and respectful.


They are creative, resourceful and aspire to excellence.


They are dedicated to learning and are responsive and curious.


They act with integrity and are socially engaged and accountable

Development Team:

A lean team with an important role to play, together Development colleagues are responsible for a broad funding portfolio in support of the charity’s internationally acclaimed artistic programme. In addition to trusts and foundations, this includes individual giving schemes, corporate sponsorship, lower level donations across a variety of platforms and earned income from international art trips. They work closely with colleagues from across the organisation to help deliver organisational priorities and meet income targets.

The role of Trusts and Foundations Manager is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious fundraiser to grow professionally and contribute to one of the UK’s leading visual arts organisations.


The Trusts and Foundations Manager is a new role within a small and busy team, responsible for developing and implementing the trusts and foundations strategy, in consultation with the Head of Development, to generate maximum income from grant-giving organisations. The successful candidate will be confident working independently to meet ambitious targets, often within demanding timeframes. The post holder must feel comfortable researching and identifying suitable trusts and foundations for which they will elaborate high-quality applications, liaising with colleagues to gather information and supporting documentation as required. They will have excellent written and organisational skills; be able to juggle multiple priorities and work across diverse departments; and manage relations with a range of funding bodies, including timely submission of reports.

The Trusts and Foundations Manager will work alongside the Development Manager and report to the Head of Development, contributing to departmental and organisational priorities as required.



  • Develop and implement a trusts and foundations strategy to meet ambitious income generating targets.
  • Produce high quality applications, collating data from across departments
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with trusts and foundations in support of fundraising.
  • Submit interim and final reports in a timely manner.
  • Ensure proper acknowledgement on website, on site and on printed materials.
  • Maintain accurate records on submissions, outcomes and correspondence.


  • Provide updates for internal reporting requirements (All Staff, Senior Management Team, Council of Management).
  • Represent the charity and share best practice at sectoral fundraising meetings as necessary.
  • Assist with other duties as may reasonably be require.


  • Flexible Working.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Employee Assistant Programme.

Applications must be received by 9am Monday 27th March 2023

Initial interviews planned w/c 3rd April 2023 online.

This charity is committed to creating equality of opportunity for all and they value diversity in their team. As part of their Anti-racism Action Plan, they welcome applications from people from the global majority who are under-represented in their sector.

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