Would you love to work for a small but mighty International Development charity which is striving towards four goal areas: access to energy; sustainable agriculture; water, sanitation and waste management; and disaster risk reduction?
Charity People is delighted to be partnering exclusively with Practical Action in search of an talented Senior Partnerships and Philanthropy Officer to join their team. If you are looking for a role with real, tangible impact in a charity that is making huge strides forward, this is the one for you….
Practical Action is a global innovator, encouraging people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. From incredible practical solutions like enabling marginalised farmers without land to earn a living by cultivating pumpkins on barren sandbars, to innovative ideas like their extraordinary floating gardens, which uses water hyacinth to construct rafts enabling farmers to grow crops on flooded land.
Reporting into the Philanthropy Manager you'll be responsible for managing and developing relationships with a portfolio of trusts and foundations and major donors, both existing and new, capable of giving five and six figure grants or gifts, securing income and contributing to the wider Partnerships and Philanthropy strategy. You'll get the opportunity to work across the whole organisation, including the Board as part of their giving circle.
We are looking for a brilliant relationship fundraiser with:
* Experience in fundraising from high net worth individuals making gifts privately, or through trusts and corporations
* A proven track record of identifying and securing new business
* Experience of using a range of prospect research techniques to identify and qualify new prospects to feed the donor pipeline
* A strong track record of managing and developing a portfolio of donors
Practical Action offers a flexible, life and family-friendly working culture.
Location: Rugby, Warwickshire. It is Practical Action's normal practice to operate an agile flexible working policy, where flexible working hours are enabled as well as remote working.
For lots more detail on this exciting role, please send a copy of your CV to Ellen Drummond at Charity People.
Closing: 28th January
Interviews: w/c 31st January
Please note our offices are closed over Christmas and New Year but do send in your CV and we will be in touch ASAP in 2022.
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 want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.