Trust and foundations manager – Head Office – Tower Hill

Do you think it is a national disgrace that in England and Wales, two women a week are killed by their partner or ex-partner? Or that one woman in every four will experience domestic violence at some point during her life-time?

Do you want to work for an organisation that provides a voice for these women, and play a vital role in ensuring that life-saving services are in place to support them? If so, then Trust and foundations manager at Refuge may be the perfect role for you.

Refuge is the country’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence. Every day we support over 3,700 women and children in our national network of services. We advise Government and lobby to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider.

Refuge is committed to a world where domestic and other gender violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety. We aim to empower women and children to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear.


Trust and foundations manager                                                          

REF: 007 TFM

37.5 hours per week

£38,000 – 42,000 per annum

Head Office – Tower Hill (with flexibility to travel to services and meeting locations as required)


Refuge is committed to growing its fundraising income.  As part of this growth strategy Refuge is recruiting a new role – a trust and foundation manager – who will join the innovative, passionate and dynamic fundraising team.

Reporting to the director of communications and fundraising, the trust and foundations manager will identify new prospects and drive new trust and fundraising opportunities for Refuge, whilst delivering on the established programme of work.

You will need to have proven success of trust and foundations fundraising, with a demonstrable track record in maintaining an annual pipeline of opportunities which will secure medium and large trust/foundation funding. You will have outstanding organisational and administrative skills.  You will be able to write creative and compelling cases for support and applications and will be confident working in a busy office environment, managing a range of tasks. You will be an energetic, highly motivated individual with a passion for Refuge’s work.

There has never been a more exciting time to join Refuge. Public consciousness around domestic violence is increasing and, in a climate of squeezed local authority budgets, there is a renewed focus on generating income from new sources. This role is a brilliant opportunity for a passionate and creative high performing individual hoping to make their mark in the women’s sector.

Interested – take a look at the job description to see if you have got what it takes to take this leading role in Refuge.

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all of our work.


Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice. Benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.


Closing date:    22 May 2016                            

Interview date: 2 June 2016

Application Form and Diversity

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Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.


No agencies please – as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.


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