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Trust Funding Development Manager

Guy's and St Thomas' Charity


Permanent, full-time or part-time

About this role


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

Person description


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

About Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

We are one of the UK’s largest charitable foundations. For over 500 years we’ve been based in and focused on improving people’s health in Lambeth and Southwark, two vibrant inner-city areas with urban health challenges.

We work with a range of partners – both within and outside of Lambeth and Southwark – to identify, test and scale new approaches to health and healthcare. We take a programmatic approach, identifying the biggest health issues for people in our communities, understanding what’s underneath these issues, and working with others to address them. We collaborate with anyone who has the very best approaches and shares our drive to make them happen. Whenever possible, we fund jointly with others.

Through a combination of fundraising and our own philanthropic support, we also help Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust provide exceptional care and a world-class environment for patients and staff at Guy’s, St Thomas’ and Evelina Children’s Hospital, as well as in community health services across the boroughs.

How to apply

Please visit our website for the full job pack and details on how to apply:

Please note, applications will close at 9am on Monday 2 November.

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This notice was posted on Friday 16 October 2020
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