Forres, Moray (On-site)
£19,474 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Findhorn Foundation, an internationally renowned centre for spiritual development in
northern Scotland, is inviting applications for a key role in our Philanthropy Team. The role
has tremendous scope to further the Foundation’s mission, its organisational capabilities and
to make a difference in the world, by raising the income that we require to fund our work.
This is a special opportunity for someone looking to make an impact within a spiritually
oriented, mission-driven work environment. Reporting to the Head of Philanthropy, you will
contribute fully to the development and delivery of the Foundation’s fundraising strategy and
initiatives. If you share our values, have the required professional skills, and want to further
your personal development, then please read on.


Maximise income growth from our individual supporters, in line with our vision, purpose,
mission and ‘Common Ground’ principles.


The Philanthropy Manager (Individual Giving) is responsible for managing the design, delivery and evaluation of the foundation’s approach to individual giving; growing the foundation’s unrestricted income portfolio; and, supporting co-workers, focalisers, stewards, trustees, and partners to engage proactively with individual donors.

  1. Manage the design, delivery, and evaluation of the foundation’s approach to individual giving (40% of time)

  • Develop and deliver the foundation’s unrestricted income strategy and annual plans

  • Lead the drafting, submission and uploading of individual giving communications, including on social media, and manage appropriate responses as required

  • Attend donor and other networking events as needed

  • Ensure that feedback and learning from our approach to individual giving is shared and acted on across the Foundation.

      2. Grow the Foundation’s unrestricted income portfolio (40% of time)

  • Research new funding opportunities, and build open, transparent, and trusting relations with new individual donors

  • Monitor and track the progress of individual donors, supporting them to become higher-value, more regular and legacy givers

  • Monitor and track individual income growth, reporting progress and learning to the Head of Philanthropy each month.

      3. Support co-workers, focalisers, stewards, trustees, and partners to engage proactively with individual donors (20% of            time)

  • Alert respective focalisers/stewards to potential opportunities and ensure relevant teams are mobilised to deliver high quality solicitations in a timely manner

  • Increase awareness among co-workers, focalisers, stewards, trustees, and partners about their role in individual giving and accompany them when engaging with high-value individual donors

  • Coordinate fundraising campaigns in collaboration with other departments

For more information please go to the additional documents section to view the job description and Common Ground, the code of conduct we aim to live by.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter of no more than two pages indicating how you fit the requirements.

Closing date: 9am Monday 31st January


Application Instructions

Please apply with a CV and Cover letter of no more than 2 pages outlining how you fit the Job Description.

More about Findhorn Foundation

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Refreshed on: 21 January 2022
Closed date: 31 January 2022 at 23:30
Tags: Fundraising, Management

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