National Trusts & Foundations Manager

 Location: Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney; to be agreed with successful candidate

About the opportunity

As our National Trusts and Foundations Manager your specialist contribution delivers real value to benefit the lives of people and families in our community living with blood cancer.

Our people don’t just come to the Foundation to do a job, they choose to be here with us putting their talents and passion to genuinely good purpose.

You’ll have the backing of an enabling, passionate and achievement focused General Manager who will support your own drive and commitment to give your best.  To achieve our purpose everyone’s contribution matters and we value talented people who can make a real difference and add to our positive culture.

Our purpose

Our purpose and commitment to delivering unites us – beating blood cancers by helping patients live longer and have a better quality of life.

About our organisation

The Leukaemia Foundation and our people are evolving.

We share a passionate belief that every day counts and we’re proud to belong to the Foundation.  There’s a real team effort, we’re developing professionally and personally, working to continue improving our people, our organisation and how we do things.

Snapshot of key responsibilities

  • Strategy development and delivery for growing the value and income from Trusts and Foundations
  • Providing strategic advice to the Executive Leadership Team on best possible funding partners for existing and upcoming programs and services
  • Writing and submitting grants and compelling proposals for support
  • Representing the Foundation as the primary relationship manager for T&F partners
  • Reporting progress and delivery on funding and Partner activity against plans

Requirements for success

  • Genuine motivation and commitment for delivering in this specialist National Trusts and Foundations Manager position
  • A solid track record of directly relevant achievements with proven ability to operate credibly as a specialist National Trusts and Foundations Manager including in Not for Profit.
  • Proven experience in grant preparation, grant submissions and grant acquittals with strong written communication and reporting skills
  • Demonstrates strategic and commercial focus, with proven ability to turn strategy into practical delivery and results
  • Flexibility and mobility to undertake business travel. Must have a clean drivers licence.
  • Eligibility to work in Australia
  • Proven productive relationship and opportunities management with funders. A credible ambassador to represent the Foundation, professional, personable and well presented with a positive, engaging approach
  • Teamwork ethic combined with high levels of personal ownership and a willing cheerful approach
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practical application of FIA Code of Conduct/Standards of Fundraising
  • Effective planning, prioritisation and delivery skills
  • Cost / budget experience
  • Effective planning, prioritisation and delivery skills
  • Microsoft IT skills and ability to readily get up to speed with databases/new systems for grant management and reporting
  • Ability to adapt, thrive and deliver to changing business requirements in an evolving, customer focussed organisation aligned to organisational values
  • Desirable
  • Knowledge of the charity health environment

Culture and benefits

The Foundation is an evolving, professional and caring national organisation

Enjoy delivering in a senior specialist career opportunity with meaning

Salary packaging, which improves your take home pay is also available to all Foundation employees

Apply today!

Please register any expressions of interest upfront by Monday 14th August with Rachel Worrall and Alex Struthers by e-mailing and

If anyone would like to find out more informally prior to applying please contact Alex Struthers General Manager Fundraising on 07 3318 4461.  This position is open to internal and external candidates.

To formally apply please submit your CV and tailored application evidence against the 6 requirements marked in *bold (provide a concise summary of suitability or a cover letter with your CV).  We will explore other requirements at interview/assessment for shortlisted candidates.

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