Appointed Philanthropy Manager – Trusts & Corporate


Mayhew are an animal welfare charity working to improve life for dogs, cats and the people in their community – at their home in London and internationally, in Georgia and Afghanistan, where they focus on managing freee-roaming dog populations and providing vital medical care.

It’s an exciting time to join, with ambitious plans in development to raise Mayhew’s profile and deliver strategic objectives over the coming years to broaden reach and deepen impact for dogs, cats, pet owners and communities. The passionate, committed and diverse team prioritise a collaborative and integrated working approach. They are looking for someone who is as committed to dogs and cats in need as Mayhew are, and who thrives in this working style.

The Philanthropy Manger – Trusts & Corporate will work closely with the Head of Fundraising, Head of International Projects and Relations and the wider Senior Management Team, to plan and deliver tailored and engaging applications and pitches, securing both restricted and unrestricted funding.

The postholder will take ownership of the corporate and trust fundraising strategies, researching new opportunities, developing budgets and approaches, as well as leading the day-to-day relationship management of these important partners. You will be involved in generating vital income to fund key services, including Therapaws, Pet Refuge and Mayhew International.

This an excellent opportunity for a corporate or trusts fundraiser to broaden their income stream experience and skillset.

About the role

As Philanthropy Manager – Trust & Corporate, you will: 

  • Lead corporate and trust fundraising at Mayhew and develop these areas to increase net income and establish long-term relationships
  • Identify new opportunities within corporate and trust fundraising supporting an income target of c.200k from Trusts and c.£70k from Corporate
  • Manage and maintain the corporate and trust pipelines, including inputting into the annual budget and monthly management account processes
  • Lead the day-to-day management and stewardship of a portfolio of corporate and grant making bodies, developing tailored plans for each existing and potential funder

About you

Ideal skills and experience:

  • Proven and successful track record of working with corporate partners or trusts and foundations at 4- and 5-figure level
  • Passion for working with organisations and institutional funders to deliver transformative growth
  • Experience of trust and foundation fundraising techniques and project bid submissions
  • Enjoyment of networking and building relationships.

Employee benefits

Benefits include:

  • 33 days annual leave, including statutory bank holidays, pro rata for part-time employees. Increasing to 34 days after two years’ service and 35 days after five years.
  • An extra day of annual leave for your birthday
  • On completion of two years’ service, staff have the option to buy or sell up to five days annual leave each year in January
  • 5 paid volunteering days per annum (on completion of 2 years’ service)
  • Enhanced sick leave (10 days sick pay will be paid to staff in a rolling year)
  • Health Cash Plan (upon completion of induction)
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, which includes access to free F2F counselling sessions
  • Discounted veterinary treatment (50% of standard Mayhew price)

Apply for this role

QuarterFive and our clients know fundraising could better reflect the diverse backgrounds and experiences of the people the charity sector supports. We encourage individuals with relevant skills and experience to apply for roles regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief. If you think you meet some of the criteria for a role and would like to discuss how your other experience might transfer, please ask us for a chat. We’re here to support you. Appointments will be made on merit alone and we will gladly make reasonable adjustments to always ensure a fair process.

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