Revitalising Trusts Programme Manager


This purpose of this role is to lead on the Revitalising Trusts Programme which UKCF runs in partnership with the Charity Commission and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.  This is an extremely exciting programme that has revitalised over £30m since its inception and this role will be pivotal in its on-going success. The role will involve working closely with the Charity Commission and our member Community Foundations. There is an element of sales and marketing to the role, in promoting the programme to prospective inactive trusts; and an element of administration, navigating through charity governance to enable trusts to be transferred. The post-holder will be accountable for the whole process of revitalising national-focussed trusts to UKCF and for encouraging member community foundations with local trusts.


  • Lead on the development and delivery of the Revitalising Trusts Programme

  • Work closely with and build strong relationships with the Charity Commission and DCMS

  • Manage the inactive trusts pipeline, ensuring timely progress

  • Liaise empathetically with trustees from inactive trusts

  • Ownership of revitalising national trusts through UKCF

  • Work to agreed transfer value targets for UKCF and for member CFs

  • Act as a liaison between CFs and the Charity Commission regarding the programme

  • Encouraging CFs in revitalising trusts in their local areas

  • Work through various process required to transfer trusts and trust funds. This will include navigating charity governance requirements and changing bank mandates

  • Monthly reporting to the programme steering group

  • Ensure clear comms about the programme are sent to all stakeholders as required

  • Proactively look to improve the programme processes to enhance its success

  • Act as an external ambassador for UKCF wherever appropriate, championing Community Foundations and the effectiveness of community-led approaches


Skills and Experience

  •  Experience of working with trusts and good knowledge of charity governance

  • Strong finance skills including the ability to produce financial reports and a knowledge of charity endowments

  • A track record of influencing stakeholders, key opinion-formers and decision makers

  • Excellent organisational and project management skills with the ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise conflicting tasks

  • Sales and marketing experience

  • Legal experience is not essential but would be an asset to the role

 Personal qualities

  • Mature, empathetic, engaging, diplomatic and persuasive, with the ability to engage with people at all levels including senior policy/ decision makers

  • Fast paced, unafraid of hard work, solution focused

  • A completer-finisher who takes pride in seeing projects through to the end

  • Someone who enjoys complex problem solving


  • Familiarise themselves with the Company Policies and Procedures, held on the HR system, accessible by all staff at any time from the website

  • Uphold the Equal Opportunities and Anti-Harassment and Bullying Policies, ensuring effective implementation in all aspects of their work for UKCF

  • Act at all times within the Company Rules, Policies, Procedures, and any other statutory requirements

  • Be proactive, bring ideas, suggestions and contribute to business improvement

  • Undertake training as required

  • Attend staff and team meetings as required

  • Observe health and safety procedures in the workplace to ensure personal safety and to safeguard the interests and safety of colleagues, customers and visitors

  • Undertake other duties and responsibilities as appropriate since all staff are expected to work flexibly within their skill level to acknowledge changing priorities and make sure that customer needs and business objectives are met.


  • 30 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays pro rata

  • Up to two days paid leave for volunteer days

  • Season ticket loans available

  • Enhanced pension

  • Flexible working

Role posted - 2020-08-24T15:09:28Z 4:09pm, 24th Aug 2020 BST