VACANCY: Trusts and Foundations Manager

July 7, 2023


PLEASE NOTE: CLAPA is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and will assess all prospective employees in line with this commitment. See the recruitment pack below for more details.


The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) is the national charity for people affected by cleft lip and palate in the United Kingdom.

CLAPA supports people affected by cleft to take control of their journey, connect with others, and use their voices to impact the future of care. Our vision is that no one affected by cleft lip and palate in the United Kingdom will go through their journey alone. Find out more.

Trusts and Foundations Manager


  • Up to £35,000 based on skills and experience (per annum, pro-rata)
  • Part-Time (Up to 21 hours per week)
  • Permanent contract
  • Reporting to Head of Income
  • Home-based within the United Kingdom (option to work at CLAPA Office (LONDON E2 9DA)
  • Flexible hours of work (CLAPA prides itself on flexibility; if you are the right person for this role, we will find the right working approach for you)


  • 25 days paid annual leave (pro-rata)
  • Bank holidays (pro rata) and closure over Christmas from 24th December to 1st January inclusive
  • Extra day off during birthday month
  • Access to ‘Health Assured’ Employee Assistance Programme
  • Staff training and development budget
  • 5% non-contributory pension
  • Working as part of a small team with the opportunity to learn and develop skills

Role Description

The role of Trusts and Foundations Manager is a key post in the organisation working to maximise CLAPA’s income to support our delivery of life-changing services for the UK cleft community. It’s a very exciting time to join the CLAPA team; we have an ambitious new three-year Income Generation Strategy which aims to help diversify our income. We are seeking a detail-oriented, proactive and personable Trust and Foundations Manager to join our team, manage our portfolio of existing trust funders and to identify and apply for new streams of funding.

The post holder will have a track record of securing gifts from trusts and foundations, experience of researching and identifying new funding opportunities, and excellent written and oral communication skills in dealing with internal and external stakeholders. They will ensure that all secured grants are well-managed and effectively reported on, and that new funding opportunities are assessed and responded to in collaboration with colleagues across the charity.

How to Apply

Please complete the Application Form linked in the Recruitment Pack below. For safeguarding reasons, we are not able to accept CVs.

Applications Close: We have closed this vacancy early as we have received sufficient applications for the role. Thank you for your interest.

Interviews: Week commencing 21st August 2023 (via Zoom)

Start Date: ASAP

Trusts and Foundations Manager (PDF)

Get in touch using the below details if you have any issues completing the application form or would like to receive it in a different format.

Contact Head of Income Mikaela Conlin-Hulme at [email protected] if you have any questions about the role or the application process.

We request that no recruitment agencies contact us regarding this listing.

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