Animal • London/Hybrid • £40,000 – £45,000
Take ownership of the corporate and trust fundraising strategies as well as leading the day-to-day relationship management of partners.
We are looking for a skilled senior relationship fundraiser to lead income generation and drive growth, to support more women and girls globally.
From small beginnings in 2008, The Circle has grown into an ever-expanding independent movement of women and allies, using their resources, networks and creativity to cultivate long lasting change and working towards a future where there is safety and equality for all women and girls. Whether it’s fighting for a living wage for garment workers or demanding an end to violence against women and girls, The Circle’s strength lies in the collective activism of its network, bringing together partners, activists, leaders, stars and more.
The Circle celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2023. This is an exciting time to join, with a new five-year strategic plan focused on economic empowerment and ending violence.
We are looking for a skilled and creative relationship fundraiser to join The Circle as its first Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships, leading income generation and driving growth to achieve future ambitions and support more women and girls globally.
The Circle achieved over its target of £600,000 income this year, with ambitions to grow this to £750,000 in 2023/24 and £1m over the medium term. 50% of this will be allocated to women-led grassroots partners, focusing particularly on the global south and also some UK-based projects.
Existing funders include a mix of trusts and foundations, HNWIs and corporate partners (including TikTok, L’Oréal Foundation, Universal Music and Movement for Good). There is significant potential with HNWI audiences, corporate partnerships, events and a keen interest in exploring diaspora fundraising.
The Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships will lead and deliver the fundraising strategy and play a key in the new senior leadership team.
Your initial focus will be relationship fundraising opportunities, driving income and donor engagement via major donors, corporates and special events and initiatives.
Over the long term, you will be supported to diversify into other income streams as the organisation continues to develop, focusing on income growth and diversification alongside opportunities to increase unrestricted funding.
As Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships, you will:
Ideal skills and experience:
Employee benefits include:
While this role is based remotely, please note that the successful candidate will be required to travel to London at least twice a month and for events.
First interviews will be conducted virtually w/c 27th November with final interviews to take place the following week.
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.
Entry-level or early career opportunity to join a supportive team generating essential funds.