It is our aim to be one of the UK’s very best NHS charities, working in partnership with the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to deliver world class care for patients and the best possible support for staff.
Central to this is the energy and focus we bring to ensuring the full breadth of our resources, including charitable donations, are utilised as effectively as possible. We aim to use cutting edge approaches to benefit the Trust’s patients and staff, and to communicate our impact widely and well. In all of our work we bring a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and aim to reflect that across our funding structures.
We have worked in Lambeth and Southwark for hundreds of years and the challenges the Trust has faced in 2020 have been some of the most acute in its history. It has been our privilege to work with our colleagues at the Trust at this time but as well as being able to re-orient our funding quickly in times of crisis we are deeply committed to the benefits that come from a long-term strategic relationship.
The Trust Funding Development Manager will help us enhance our effectiveness in support of the Trust as an anchor institution for the people of Lambeth and Southwark and will lead on all aspects of delivering the systems and processes we need to make the best possible funding decisions. We support funding recipients with more than just funds and it will be your role to make sure that the package we provide – covering areas such as evaluation, sustainability and service design – helps give projects the best possible opportunity to deliver impact.
You will report to the Trust Funding Director as part of a small and focused team within our Communications and Engagement directorate. You will be analytical, with strong project and relationship management skills, and be committed to addressing health inequalities in urban areas.
You will work closely with colleagues in the Charity’s Finance & Operations, and Communications teams and with colleagues across the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
This role has huge potential for an ambitious, energetic and self-starting professional to have a significant impact on the lives of patients and staff across the Trust’s hospitals and community sites.
You do not need established expertise in health; but the ability to learn and establish credibility quickly is vital as is a clear commitment to the aims of our work and our organisational values.
Lead on the systems development aspects of a long-term strategy for how charitable funds deliver impact within the Trust, with a focus on governance and grant-management
Take a leading role in our work to increase our operational effectiveness, working closely with colleagues across the Charity and the Trust to develop user-centred decision-making structures
Shape the implementation of the departmental and Charity-wide diversity, equity and inclusion action plans
Lead on the development of a funder-plus model of working with funding recipients at the Trust, providing support that goes beyond the financial
Lead engagement on ways of working with colleagues at the Trust to maximise impact, especially with central and local finance, analytics and clinical improvement teams
Develop a network of contacts by attending Trust events and meetings that will enhance the work of the Charity at the Trust, particularly to help ensure the best possible ways of working are in place between our organisations
Assess relevant funding proposals to ensure they meet required criteria
Work closely with Trust teams to co-design applications for submission
Support monitoring and evaluation to ensure projects are effectively delivered
Manage relationships with teams across the Trust so that our funding results in positive impact
Provide guidance to grant recipients on reporting and dissemination
Systems and evaluation
Lead collaborative work with colleagues to ensure our systems and processes are effective and user friendly for staff at the Charity and the Trust
Collect high-quality data and use it to draw insights to identify areas where there are opportunities to increase effective utilisation of charitable resources
Contribute to the operational and strategic development of our Trust Engagement work, including through over-arching and corporate projects
Undertake other duties which may from time to time be requested by the Trust Funding Director
Design and development of user-centred decision-making structures
Using evidence to deliver solutions development and system change
Ability to embed and promote diversity, equity and inclusion
Advocacy for systems change with a broad range of stakeholders and audiences
Management of multiple priorities with analytical rigour
Negotiation with and influencing of a range of partners from front-line practitioners to senior directors
Grant management across the development, management and evaluation cycle
Applied service-design in a healthcare environment
Relationship management in a healthcare environment