Do you have passion and ambition to deliver high quality, compassionate and ‘life changing’ therapies to ‘unlock’ the potential of disabled children?
We are looking for a talented and experienced Philanthropy Manager to join the Fundraising Team.
Position: Philanthropy Manager
Location: Flexible/home-based. However, you will be required at times to attend the main offices in Bridgwater, Somerset
Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week, part-time or job share considered
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 pro-rata dependent on experience
Benefits: Minimum 25 days + 8 public holidays per annum pro rata, this increases with
length of service to a maximum of 30 days + 8 bank holidays pro rata 3% employer contribution to the Brainwave scheme, employee contributions are payable under new Government regulations.
Closing Date: 24 June 2021
It is an exciting time to be joining the charity, as it heads towards celebrating its 40th year of providing life-changing therapies for disabled children and their families. This could be anything from a child walking or feeding themselves, to counting or forming sentences.
The Philanthropy Manager is responsible for managing the operational delivery of the Charitable Trust, Major Donor and Legacy Giving Strategy, as well as managing a team of three – Philanthropy Assistant, Fundraising Team Support and Marketing and Communications Officer.
Working closely with the CEO you will deliver the fundraising programme achieving targets that encompass charitable trusts and foundations, individual major donors, and the development of legacy prospects whilst building income from charitable trusts, foundations, and legacy giving
You will work with colleagues to maintain existing and develop new individual major donors with a view to increasing income from this stream.
As Philanthropy Manager, you will have a proven track record of developing new and maintaining existing relationships with charitable trusts and foundations, major donors, focusing on securing multi-year grants, donations, and legacy pledges.
You will have:
- Excellent interpersonal, networking and relationship building skills
- The ability to represent the charity to senior-level supporters and internal/external stakeholders
- Experience of developing income from Charitable Trusts, Foundations, Major Donors and/or Legacies
- A proven track record of successfully building long-term relationships with funders / donors
- A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a creative and fun team, in a dynamic forward-thinking charity. Work with team members who are passionate, creative and dynamic individuals who collectively achieve ‘life changing’ outcomes for hundreds of children with disabilities and their families. The pandemic has had a significant impact on our service delivery, as well as the many children and families we support.
The charity is committed to recruiting a diverse range of people from all backgrounds, so that it can benefit from different perspectives, skills and experience.
About the Organisation
The charity exists to help children with disabilities achieve greater independence by aiming to improve their mobility, communication skills and learning potential through a range of specialist therapies, and the children it works with have a range of conditions including: autism, cerebral palsy and genetic disorders such as Down syndrome.
You may also have experience in areas such as Fundraising, Fundraiser, Philanthropy, Trusts, Fundraising Manager, Philanthropy Manager, Partnerships, Major Donor, Marketing, Communications, Charitable Trust, Legacy, Giving.