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Philanthropy Manager

London (Central), London (Greater)
(£30,693 to £36,110 per annum) + London weighting of £3,285 per annum if applicable
Closing date
18 Feb 2022

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Fundraising, Management, Major Donor/ Gifts
Social Care & Welfare
Full Time
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UnLtd is the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK and offers the largest such network in the world. Our mission is to find social entrepreneurs with bold solutions to today’s challenges. Through funding and support, we help them to realise their potential and creating lasting change.

UnLtd values diversity and is committed to inclusion and understanding intersectionality. These are more than just buzz words for us; they are principles guiding how we build our teams, support leaders and empower social entrepreneurs. We want to create an organisation that’s the right fit for everyone we work with.


To support an inclusive environment where employees feel empowered to share their lived experiences and ideas, we have embedded an equity and inclusion group within UnLtd, giving us a wide range of different perspectives in our work to help us see what is most needed in society. We are particularly keen to hear from those who identify as Black, Asian or minority ethnic, LGBTQIA, people who are disabled, those with learning differences, those with caring responsibilities, from a less advantaged socioeconomic background as well as any other under-represented group in our workforce.


Philanthropy Manager

Full-Time, Permanent, Immediate Start

Grade D (£30,693 to £36,110 per annum) + London weighting of £3,285 per annum if applicable

Location: Due to Covid-19, this is initially an agile role so you can be based anywhere in the UK. As we start to re-open our offices for staff, you are welcome to use one of the UnLtd office hubs in London, Bradford or Birmingham, or a satellite office in Scotland or Northern Ireland. We welcome applications from anywhere across the UK and are open to discussing working from home.


About the role

The Philanthropy Manager will lead and develop our work with new and existing Major Donors and Family Offices with the goal of building it into a stronger more sustainable income stream. Identify, develop and manage relationships with powerful allies who are motivated by UnLtd’s strategic goals and have the capacity to fund our work at a significant scale (five and six figures).

We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQIA and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.

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Application Closing Date: Friday 28th January 2022 at 5pm
Interview Arrangements: First stage interview: W/C 14th February 2022


Final stage interview: W/C 21st February 2022

UnLtd is committed to offering employment opportunities for people with criminal convictions. As a result, we will only ask you about any criminal convictions at initial offer stage. Your information will be treated fairly and confidentially and will not automatically exclude you from the role that you have applied for.

Find out more about our generous range of employment benefits by clicking on the link below:



UnLtd's Millennium Awards are funded by the income generated from an investment of £100 million given by the Millennium Commission, one of the National Lottery distributors. This legacy is carefully invested as a permanent endowment so that it generates sufficient income to fund UnLtd Millennium Awards in perpetuity.

UnLtd also raises substantial further funds from government, lottery distributors, trusts and companies, to develop further support for social entrepreneurs in themed areas of interest. Our new initiatives, from Young UnLtd to investment readiness, to the RISE programme for refugee entrepreneurs, break new ground and together create the world’s largest scheme of support for social entrepreneurs. Our research work learns from experience of supporting 1000 people each year, and is a key source of learning in the sector. Our networks of pro bono support and peer to peer skill sharing extend to the top companies and across the globe. This is one of the most inspiring, innovative and exciting places to work, and a role which backs the people who are the solutions to our society’s problems. 

UnLtd’s work

UnLtd’s mission is to reach out and unleash the energies of people who can transform the world in which they live. We call these people social entrepreneurs. We believe that individuals have the potential to make positive change in the world and we believe in the value of social entrepreneurs across the spectrum, from local- to world- changing. We are a unique and dynamic organisation, helping people create change at grass-roots level, where it really makes a difference.  UnLtd offers three main levels of support that is tailored to each individual’s needs:

Level 1 Awards are aimed at individuals who have an idea which will change society for the better, and want help getting it off the ground. The money (of between £500 and £5,000) is to help get the project up and running, and is backed by development support. 

Level 2 Awards are for individuals whose ideas are already off the ground and now want help taking the project to the next level. The funds (of between £10,000 and £20,000) are to enable the social entrepreneur to work full time on their venture, and are backed by more intensive development support and networking.

Our Ventures team also provides consultancy support and larger awards to a very small number of outstanding (Level 3) social entrepreneurs, helping them to scale up or replicate their projects.

UnLtd Ventures helps these social entrepreneurs to build their capacity and skills as leaders and managers, to get them investment ready, and to help them to develop projects and organisations with robust infrastructures.

UnLtd Research has been set up to measure the impact of our work and the impact our Award Winners have on their communities.  We aim to translate this knowledge into tools and performance metrics, facilitating value-added networks of social entrepreneurs, and raising public awareness. We also disseminate the results of our work for the benefit of national policy makers to bring about changes in society at large and internally for business development purposes.

We are extending our reach all the time, through new programmes and partnerships. Examples of current programmes include the UnLtd Sport Relief Awards (funded by Comic Relief); the RISE refugee programme (50% funded by the Home Office); Young UnLtd (supported by the Big Lottery Fund, Vodafone Global Foundation, V and DCSF), and a series of locality based schemes in deprived or isolated neighbourhoods.  UnLtd employs over 60 staff, based in seven offices throughout the UK.

Our Award Winners UnLtd Award Winners come from diverse backgrounds, cultures and locations; what they have in common is a desire to change the world. That doesn’t mean they necessarily develop complex, global solutions to large-scale issues; often, social entrepreneurs simply take a problem in their own community and make a commitment to tackle it. This may lead to something bigger, or it may not; what makes a true social entrepreneur is that they have the will to make a difference, the vision to know how to go about it and the determination to make that vision happen. 

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