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Philanthropy and Development Manager

Location: KINGS CROSS, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 36,000-38,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Business Support Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 8 months ago Reference: X3-329935

REED are currently recruiting for a leading UK charity delivering health and medical care. 

The main purpose of the role is to develop, implement and maintain the charities Philanthropy strategy to accelerate the growth of fundraising across Major Donors, Trusts and Foundations income streams to achieve long term, sustainable income growth within the UK.

Main Responsibilities 

  • Develop and lead the philanthropy programme to secure income from active and cold audiences, with a focus on high net worth individuals and new trusts and foundations
  • Lead a strategy to maximise income from all major giving areas and events, seeking relevant opportunities and pursuing these opportunities to their full potential.
  • Carry out in-depth research, both internally and externally, obtaining relevant information that can contribute to proposals, applications, engagement opportunities and fundraising communications
  • Develop a plan to integrate and engage with patrons and ambassadors across all programmes
  • Develop and deliver tailored solicitations and stewardship plans, proactively improving knowledge capture and our understanding of supporters through building strong relationships with them
  • Identify, research and cultivate leads to build a strong pipeline of prospects that will have a significant positive impact on income over the current and future financial years
  • Develop and implement a range of cultivation tools
  • Manage and develop a database of contacts through planning, communications and analysis/reporting tools to support objectives
  • Liaise with the Database Manager to ensure all major donor information is accurately recorded on Raisers Edge and up to date
  • Monitor, review and evaluate performance against strategic plans, reports and financial forecasts to an agreed timetable
  • Management and development of staff and volunteers as appropriate
  • Undertake other responsibilities, tasks or activities as reasonably required


  • Substantial experience of working in a donor focused organisation, with a record of achievement in major donor development, trusts and foundations, events management and VIP liaison
  • Strong experience of managing Patrons or equivalent groups/schemes and/or senior level Fundraising Development Boards
  • Strong experience of managing and developing staff
  • Substantial personal experience of securing and supporting donations (at a six-figure level) from major donors and trusts and foundations by producing high quality, compelling written and creative materials
  • Successful track record of achieving income targets by proactively seeking and securing commitment from supporters
  • Experience of using relational databases (preferably Raiser’s Edge) as a planning, communications, and analysis/reporting tool
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with experience of forming and maintaining effective relationships and motivating a range of individuals
  • Ability to distil, summarise and sell complex contextual and programme information into inspirational case studies and conversations, both verbal and written, for a wide range of audiences, including at the highest level
  • Strategic thinking with experience in developing complex funding proposals
  • Excellent project management skills 
  • Knowledge of philanthropic motivations and trends in philanthropy fundraising across the UK, and the ability to be able to identify and exploit new opportunities to a successful conclusion
  • Prepared and able to travel occasionally worldwide 
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