Senior Philanthropy Manager - Fundraising

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Up to £40,000 pa plus excellent benefits
17 Oct 2018
07 Nov 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Shelter Scotland is looking for a proactive individual with experience of working with high net worth individuals (HNWIs) in a charity or commercial environment, to join us in this vital fundraising role as Senior Philanthropy Manager and help accelerate growth in our six and seven figure donations.

Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

Part of an award-winning fundraising team, High Value Partnerships (HVP) raises funds from high-net-worth individuals (Philanthropy), legacy pledgers, trusts, the Big Lottery Fund and businesses. Against the backdrop of a worsening housing crisis and increasing numbers of people who are homeless, the Philanthropy team has ambitious plans to significantly grow its income to meet the ever-growing demand for our services. Join us, and, as part of a passionate and creative team, you’ll help us take philanthropy fundraising to new heights.

About the role
This brand new position involves building a pipeline of prospective high net worth donors and meeting annual fundraising targets that allow us to deliver vital services across Scotland. It also involves building propositions and developing products that will support growth in large donations and pledges. Working across the wider HVP team and managed remotely by the Head of Philanthropy based in London, we’ll rely on you to build a plan for Shelter Scotland to attract donations from HNWIs. You’ll also be responsible for developing a strategy to expand our networks and deepen our relationships with existing donors to grow their financial commitment. Managing and cultivating a portfolio of donors and prospects and working with research colleagues to identify potential new donors - all are aspects of this challenging role.

About you

You’ll need proven experience of securing large gifts from HNWIs in a charity or equivalent experience in a commercial relationship/sales role. We’ll also be looking for a flair for writing clear, compelling proposals and reports that effectively communicate the difference Shelter makes. Excellent relationship building skills are also a given, as is an understanding of trends in the philanthropy and broader fundraising space. Self-motivated, results–driven and commercially aware, you're equally at home collaborating with others or working autonomously. What’s more, you’re a creative thinker who’s not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when appropriate.

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.

At Shelter Scotland, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Closing date: 7 November 2018 at 11.30pm