Philanthropy Manager - Central England
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. We provide, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service. With our lifeboats, lifeguards, safety advice and flood rescue, we are committed to saving lives. Due to expansion within major giving at the RNLI, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Philanthropy Team with the responsibility for inspiring high net worth individuals and senior volunteers to support the work of RNLI, as well as helping to protect legacy donations.
In this new role, you’ll be expected to split your time between working within an established philanthropy stream where you will maximise fundraising opportunities from philanthropists, identifying new prospects and senior volunteers, as well as stewarding a portfolio of existing donors.
The rest of your time will be spent in a new focus area for RNLI, stewarding high level legacy pledgers. Gifts left in Wills to the RNLI fund six out of ten lifeboat launches, these legacies are crucial to our ability to continue our charitable work into the future. With legacy sector income forecast to grow from a current £2.1 billion, there is huge opportunity on the horizon which we want to maximise by ensuring our high value pledgers are provided with sector leading stewardship.
You will be an excellent networker, capable of building and maintaining strong personal relationships with a wide range of individuals, both externally and internally. Your proven track record in a fundraising or sales environment will be highly advantageous, along with a solid understanding of philanthropic giving, engaging with high net worth individuals and experience of ‘making the ask’. Apart from a keen interest in the cause, you will also ideally have an ability to work in isolation as well as part of a geographically dispersed team, and will have the drive and tenacity to meet financial and performance targets.
The location of this role is flexible within Central England, but you will be required to travel extensively within your region to meet key stakeholders, and occasionally to Poole HQ for meetings. A willingness to travel (with some overnight stays and occasional evening/weekend work) is therefore essential, as is a full driving licence.
To find out more and apply online, please visit our recruitment page.
Closing date: 2 April 2018.
Interview date: w/c 9 April 2018.