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Philanthropy and Partnerships Officer

Disasters Emergency Committee
£30000 per annum
Closing date
21 Jan 2021

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Philanthropy and Partnerships Officer
London, WC1

About Us

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is a membership organisation that brings together 14 of the UK’s leading humanitarian agencies: ActionAid, Action Against Hunger, Age International, British Red Cross, CAFOD, CARE International, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide (UK), Islamic Relief, Oxfam, Plan International UK, Save the Children, Tearfund and World Vision.

Since we were founded in 1963, we’ve raised over £1.5bn to help disaster-affected communities all over the world through 70 appeals. 

The DEC launches appeals when there is a humanitarian emergency of such magnitude to warrant a national UK response. DEC fundraising appeals benefit from unique corporate partnerships through our Rapid Response Network and the combined expertise of our member agencies, resulting in wide-reaching appeals across high-profile TV, radio and an increasing number of digital channels.

The majority of DEC funds are raised over an intensive two-week period following a disaster. Appeal funds are specifically for overseas humanitarian work and are normally spent over a two or three-year response period. An important part of the DEC’s remit is in learning, accountability and sharing information. 

We’re now looking for a Philanthropy and Partnerships Officer to join our team in London on a full-time basis. 

The Benefits 

  • Salary of £30,000 per annum
  • Great benefits package 
  • Support humanitarian efforts across the globe

This is an incredible opportunity to play an important role in raising funds that will help people in the aftermath of major disasters. 

We rally humanitarian agencies together to respond to some of the world’s most daunting challenges. In the past, we have raised millions to help people facing unimaginable situations, such as the Nepal earthquake, Ebola crisis and more recently, COVID-19.

Our work would not be possible without the help of our supporters and donors. You will have the chance to help grow support for our appeals and ensure that we can continue to help people in crisis find hope and rebuild their lives.

You’ll be joining a small team, so you will have the chance really make an impact. Whether you are looking for opportunities to innovate and enhance our processes or build relationships with prospects to develop new business, you will be changing lives on a daily basis.

The Role

As a Philanthropy and Partnerships Officer, you will help our Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager to maximise income from high-value donors and partners for DEC emergency appeals.

This is a varied role covering account management, co-ordinating events for stewardship and development, administrative support and some new business and prospecting. 

Your duties will include: 

  • Informing key corporate partners and high-value donors of appeal launches and how they can help 
  • Successfully switching on all appeal activity that has been agreed with partners
  • Maximising income through excellent stewardship during appeals, including delivering informative events and other creative activities
  • Monitoring bank statements, donation platforms and liaising with key suppliers to ensure donations are being identified and recorded
  • Organising events, including managing suppliers, RSVPs, content, communications and overall logistics 
  • Handling incoming corporate, trust and high-value donation enquiries
  • Working with the Programmes and Communications team to create and update appeal mailings, informative updates, reports and thank you communications  
  • Identifying development opportunities with corporate partners 
  • Contributing to the ongoing development and delivery of the DEC’s Partnership Framework
  • Developing and maintaining systems, as well as researching and updating our database 

About You

To join us as a Philanthropy and Partnerships Officer, you will need: 

  • Experience of working in a high-value or corporate fundraising team for a charity
  • A track record of co-ordinating events
  • Experience of administration and/or database management in a fast-paced sales or fundraising environment
  • Previous experience of supporting and/or providing corporate and/or business to business account management
  • Great communication skills and the ability to work on your own initiative 

Other organisations may call this role Fundraising Officer, Fundraiser, Philanthropy Officer, Corporate Partnerships Executive, Corporate Partnerships Officer, Fundraising Administrator, or Fundraising Co-ordinator.

The closing date for applications is the 21st January 2021.

Webrecruit and the Disasters Emergency Committee are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. 

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Philanthropy and Partnerships Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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