Philanthropy Development Manager
We are looking for a highly motivated Philanthropy Development Manager to join our client’s successful and ambitious Philanthropy Team.
Our client is the largest wildlife conservation organisation in Europe with over one million members. They speak out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment.
Position: Philanthropy Development Manager
Location: Regular visits will be needed to the head office in Sandy, Bedfordshire, however the location can be flexible as remote/homeworking is available.
Salary: £26,212 to £35,539 per annum
Hours: Full time, permanent
Benefits: Flexible working, 26 Days Annual Leave, Free access to our reserves, up to 20% discount off retail items in our shops. Free access to a confidential Employee Assistance programme that provides support and advice around financial, physical and mental health wellbeing. A substantial Learning and Development offer.
Closing date: 30 October 2020
About the role:
The role will focus on high value partnerships, working directly and indirectly with individuals to help inspire them to increase and lengthen their support to the organisation. You will be contributing to the global climate and biodiversity crisis we are facing. As Philanthropy Development Manager you'll be responsible for identifying individuals to engage with from within the current supporter base (helped by the data team) and then beyond it, through research, networking, and events.
This is a new role within the organisation and an exciting opportunity to develop a philanthropic pipeline in a way not previously attempted! There is an opportunity to travel, visit donors, attend events, and have meetings on the reserves. Working partly from home or other regional offices is an option, but there will be some requirement to spend time at the HQ in Sandy, Bedfordshire, with other members of the High Value Partnerships team.
To be successful in the role of Philanthropy Development Manager relationship building is key, with supporters naturally, but also with colleagues across the organisation, including fellow fundraisers and other income revenue teams, reserve staff, and programme and conservation team members.
Experience of organising events is desirable, as this will become an important part of the engagement mix with this group of supporters. A good understanding of data protection and good judgement around reputational risk is also key for this role.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are vital, and you will need to be confident about day-to-day communication as well as writing funding proposals and preparing documentation in advance of meetings.
You will be a confident collaborator, as you'll be working closely with a prospect researcher, the CRM Manager, as well as colleagues focussed on major donors and other teams outside our department.
Other roles you may have experience of could include: Philanthropy Manager, Development Manager, Major Donor Fundraiser, Philanthropy Team Manager, Fundraising Partnerships Manager, Philanthropy and Partnerships, Fundraising Manager, Major Gifts Fundraiser, Trusts and Major Gifts Fundraising etc.