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Trusts and Foundations Manager

Employer: Diabetes NSW & ACT
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Fundraising, Health Promotion, Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 10 September, 2019.
Applications close: 27 September, 2019.

About us

With 80 years of expertise, Diabetes NSW & ACT is at the forefront of tackling isolation, campaigning, advocating and caring for people living with diabetes. We deliver events to help families through the often traumatising experience of having a child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, campaigns to increase public knowledge of the signs and symptoms of diabetes and remote psychological care to help adults living with this relentless condition.

The role

This newly created role will help us successfully source and manage private grants to fund projects developed and/or managed by Diabetes NSW & ACT and Diabetes Queensland to help people living with diabetes. Reporting to the Fundraising Manager, the role is based in our Glebe head office.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Researching and developing our grants pipeline, and writing compelling grant submissions to secure funding. Identify new grant opportunities and manage existing opportunities from private sources including trusts, foundations and private ancillary funds
  • Develop and maintain productive professional relationships with external funders, and internal stakeholders across the Sydney and Brisbane offices.
  • Undertake all grant administration duties including developing and maintaining a grants calendar, reporting, acknowledgements, following up acquittals and keeping accurate records
  • Sharing information, expertise and opportunities with the fundraising team to ensure overarching fundraising targets are met

About you

  • Proven success in a similar role raising significant amounts of funding through private grants
  • High level stakeholder management and relationship management skills, including influencing across departments and managing high value relationships
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including writing applications, articles and reports for an external audience
  • Experience turning internal evaluations, stakeholder interviews and raw data into compelling reports that clearly demonstrate the impact of the organisation’s work

What can we offer you?

  • Salary packaging benefits, up to $15,900 per annum to maximise your take home pay
  • An extra day of leave on your birthday!
  • A central location, close to transport networks
  • Access to a professional development budget
How to apply for this job

Next steps?

If you would like further information regarding the role, please contact Rachel Smith at, using the subject line: Trusts and Foundations Manager application via EthicalJobs. Please apply before the closing date of 27th of September 2019.

If you would like a copy of the position description, or further information on Diabetes NSW & ACT, please visit our website at

Please be aware that any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory National Criminal Records Check and a Working with Children Check.

Supporting materials  Position Description Trusts and Foundations Manager.pdf