Philanthropy Manager

Youth and children

£44,000 - £46,000

About the organisation/role

This charity works to transform the lives of disadvantaged children by facilitating the end of institutional care for good. It does this in two ways: At a policy level to accelerate and improve the quality of reform in health, education and social protection services at a practical level working with providers of children’s services to demonstrate the value of family-based care.

As Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager you will identify, cultivate, secure and steward major gifts from existing and prospective donors who can support the organisation at the five- and six-figure level. In your role you will build and foster positive relationships with philanthropic donors and grant-making organisations, providing excellent stewardship and account management.

As an experienced philanthropy professional, you will also work collaboratively with colleagues to support the redirection of philanthropic capital away from orphanages and institutions and towards global care reform. You will work with the Head of Partnerships, Director of Global Fundraising and Engagement and CEO to involve relevant internal stakeholders to effectively cultivate prospective partners, and to support existing partnerships. This will include working with senior managers and Trustees. You will also work closely with the Trusts and Foundations Manager and Senior Manager – Funding Impact Communications to prioritise and progress opportunities.

Job description

As Philanthropy Manager, you will:

  • Work closely with the Head of Partnerships to create and execute a major giving strategy, focusing on retaining existing donors, attracting new philanthropists, and engaging high-value supporters at five- and six-figure level working towards a team income target of £1.4m
  • Research and build relationships with philanthropists and grant-making organisations to secure substantial donations by guiding donors through the prospect pipeline to secure significant contributions for the organisation
  • Collaborate with leadership and Trustees to engage their networks, creating peer-to-peer funding opportunities, including the organisations Giving Circle
  • Develop clear and compelling communications for donors, including proposals and stewardship materials

Person specification

Ideal skills and experience: 

  • Proven success in major donor fundraising, securing significant donations from high-net-worth individuals
  • Strong communication skills and ability to build relationships with major donors, trusts, foundations, and stakeholders
  • Experience in engaging high-value groups through various initiatives
  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail, capable of managing multiple tasks effectively
  • Passionate about philanthropy and the organisations mission, able to inspire others and convey the importance of their support

Employee benefits include:

  • 30 days annual leave entitlement per calendar year (in addition to bank holidays)
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity, and Adoption leave
  • In-house training initiative and employer funded professional accreditation for relevant positions
  • Flexible Working – the charity function on a hybrid working model and are open to discuss flexible working patterns
  • 5.8% employer pension contribution
  • Life Assurance (2 x salary)

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