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Trusts and Foundation Manager

Job Description


Contract: Part-Time (24 hours per week), Fixed Term (12 months)

Salary: £35,000 - £37,000 Pro Rata, DOE

Apply by: 5pm, 1st July 2021

Interviews: w/c 5th July 2021 (via Zoom)

The WOW Foundation was established in May 2018 to run the activities of WOW - Women of the World. WOW is dedicated to building, convening and sustaining a movement of people of all genders who believe a gender equal world is both desirable and possible.

The WOW Foundation produces festivals, events and programmes independently and in partnership - they are catalysts for change, celebrating what women, girls and non-binary people have achieved, having frank conversations about the obstacles that still exist and creating solutions together.

As a team we are about to embark upon a six month Equality and Diversity training course, the newly appointed Trusts and Foundations Manager role will be expected to participate.


This is a brand-new position, supporting WOW’s fundraising team to reach ambitious income targets and generate essential funds to support an annual programme of UK festivals, events and creative projects. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in building the profile and support for WOW’s global movement.

WOW currently receives core funding from corporate partnerships (Bloomberg and Mastercard) and a growing network of individual philanthropists. The WOW Foundation has received a 3-year grant from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation which comes to an end in 2021. We have an ambitious target of £100k annually from Trusts & Foundations fundraising and are looking to build new partnerships in this area to support WOW’s core and project-based work.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Trust & Foundations Manager with sound knowledge of the current environment for public funding opportunities for projects based in the UK. They will have a track record of successfully identifying and delivering Trusts & Foundations support within the social justice, arts and creative impact sector. They must be confident in managing the cultivation and stewardship of new public funding opportunities and able to clearly communicate WOW’s case for support to a wide range of funders.

The successful candidate will work closely with WOW’s Development Manager to develop a Trusts & Foundations strategy, including researching new funding opportunities, submitting applications and reporting on progress both externally to funders and internally to inform WOW’s learning.

The ideal candidate should be passionate about WOW’s core mission and excited to work with a small team to build this area of support for the charity.


Please download and read the job description. Please send a CV, plus a covering letter (no more than two pages) or a video (no more than three minutes) outlining why you are a good candidate for the role to recruitment@thewowfoundation.com by 5pm on 1st July 2021. We also ask applicants to complete an anonymous Equality and Diversity Form here. Please note that you are not obliged to complete any or all sections of this form.

WOW will consider job share applications from two candidates who choose to
apply for the role together via a shared application.

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