Charity People is pleased to have partnered with Bookmark in their search for a Philanthropy Manager. Following the pandemic, the number of children leaving primary education unable to read has risen. Bookmark are addressing this through their volunteer led reading programme.
Bookmark's mission is to ensure every child can read. In a normal year, eight children in an average class will leave primary school unable to read well. These children will struggle in school and beyond. They are at risk of becoming one of 7 million UK adults who struggle with basic reading.
Since 2018, Bookmark has delivered over 20, 000 reading sessions to children at risk of being left behind. They are now growing and have ambitious plans to expand.
Culture & Benefits
- Small friendly, creative environment
- Flexible, hybrid home/office model
- Full or part-time
- Salary £38, 000 - £40, 000
- Lovely office by Soho/Piccadilly Circus
About the role
You will join a small and ambitious fundraising team. Your role as Philanthropy Manager will be to build a portfolio of major donors
and raise funds that will directly impact Bookmark's sustainability and growth. You will manage donors giving £10,000 or more. You will ensure that there is a first-class cultivation and stewardship journey.
Bookmark have a newly established Giving Circle called The Literacy Network so you will have a clearly defined project to own,
drive forward and be proud of.
You will work closely with Bookmark's senior volunteers, Chair of Trustees and Corporate Partnerships board, who have fantastic
networks and are responsive and involved.
We are looking for an experienced relationship fundraiser with a successful track record of raising income from major gift or corporate fundraising or in a commercial business role.
You will have strong communication skills demonstrated by strong relationships with major donors/clients and colleagues. You will have the ability to influence, motivate and persuade people to donate. You will also be an excellent writer, able to write successful, inspiring and emotive content and create compelling cases for support and proposals.
Your ability to be organised, manage a pipeline, plan for your portfolio will be key to your success in this role.
To apply please send your CV to Emma Adams at Charity People. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as interviews
are happening on a rolling basis.
Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities with which we work.