ABOUT THE ROLE
Philanthropy, which covers both Major Donor and Corporate fundraising streams, is pivotal to
Noah’s Ark – typically accounting for around 50% of the charity’s overall income. This is an area of real expertise for Noah’s Ark so the successful candidate will gain invaluable in-house training and support, working as part of a high-performing and super supportive team, ready for its next exciting growth phase.
The new Philanthropy Executive will work closely with an existing Philanthropy Executive and the Senior Philanthropy Manager, with guidance from the Director of Fundraising & Communications, to manage and develop the Major Donor, Mid-Value and Corporate pipelines, along with instrumental work on high-value campaigns and events. This includes our annual matched funding campaign and The Winter Ball – which last year raised £2.1m and £415,000 respectively.The post-holder will be key in taking the Philanthropy programme to the next level, securing new Corporate Partnerships and increasing multi-year gifts.
We encourage you to apply even if this is your first role in fundraising or you don’t have much experience as having a can do attitude and a willingness to learn on the job are more important to us. You will be a dedicated, organised and reliable individual. You will show determination to succeed and have a solutions-focused outlook. This role will require you to be intuitive; to have the ability to read people in a variety of situations. An exceptional and eloquent communicator, excellent at managing your time and a natural relationship builder, you will also ideally have some experience of owning a portfolio of supporters or similar, but this is not essential. At this stage in your career, we don’t expect that you will have high levels of knowledge, experience or skills in every area - we encourage you to consider applying if your studies/career so far have been emphatically successful and you’re keen to take on responsibilities with real outcomes.