Trust Funding Development Manager


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.  


Maximising impact 

  •  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 

Funding support  

  • 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 

Other responsibilities

  • 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 

Personal specification


  • 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 

Experience (desirable)

  • Grant management across the development, management and evaluation cycle 

  • Applied service-design in a healthcare environment 

  • Relationship management in a healthcare environment 

Role posted - 2020-03-03T11:41:55Z 11:41am, 3rd Mar 2020 GMT

Start now, finish later

  • Your application will be reviewed blind, to ensure fairness
  • You'll need a CV/résumé, but it'll only be considered if you score well on blind review

Closes: 9:00am, 2nd Nov 2020 GMT

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