Purpose of Job
The post-holder will be an experienced Philanthropy Fundraiser who will lead a newly developed funding stream at Dementia UK. The role will work closely with our Trustees, senior stakeholders and events committee to build meaningful relationships with high net worth individuals in order to support the work of Dementia UK.
Working to specific income targets, the Philanthropy Manager will have the autonomy to build their own pipeline and set their own strategic direction for the programme, with the support of the Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships, Director of Fundraising & Communications, Trustees, and Senior Leadership Team as required.
- Income generation and prospect management
Lead the philanthropy programme to secure income from a pool of active, warm and identified high net worth individuals by planning and managing the stewardship and cultivation of relationships, with a focus on securing 5- and 6-figure gifts.
- Planning and budgets
Produce annual plans, budgets and KPIs for philanthropy income generation, and actively contribute to the wider Philanthropy & Partnerships Strategy.
- Prospect research
Identify new prospects for the major donor pipeline through detailed, analytic research, network mapping, and high-level networking.
- Special events
Work with an established events committee to develop and deliver an annual Christmas fundraising event – or virtual equivalent - raising c. £75k per year and develop philanthropy-focused and objective-led events for a high net worth audience as appropriate.
- Stakeholder engagement and relationship building
Work closely with Dementia UK’s Trustees, Development Group and senior stakeholders to build new networks. Attend fundraising and profile-raising events and relevant sector forums.
- Additional general responsibility for all staff
To actively promote the core Values of Dementia UK whilst working towards achieving the strategic objectives of the Charity, focusing on the impact of the departmental Operational Plan and People Strategy. Supporting the management team to ensure that Dementia UK fulfils its obligations for the Health, Safety, and Security of all employees and relevant stakeholders including volunteers. Represent Dementia UK in relevant charity sector initiatives, and ensure that the Charity continues to learn from and share information with internal and external stakeholders as appropriate. Promoting equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusiveness to ensure that the delivery of people management, policies and systems through all aspects of the Charity are fair, transparent and consistent, without prejudice or discrimination to all internal and external stakeholders. Plus, to complete any other appropriate duties and responsibilities as requested, commensurate with this role, and to work at all times in compliance with relevant legislation and Dementia UK policy.
Please note, only applications including a CV, covering letter and answers to the application questions will be considered.
Interviews are due to take place w/c 3rd August.