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Head of Philanthropy

Oxford, Oxfordshire (Hybrid)
Circa £50K plus excellent benefits
Job description


Do you thrive on making a difference in the fight against poverty? Are you passionate about building impactful fundraising strategies? If you're an energetic leader with a successful track record in securing high-value relationships, we want to hear from you!

We are partnering with Opportunity International UK to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic and successful Head of Philanthropy to join their wonderful team.  This is an exciting time to join this friendly, innovative and dynamic organisation as they seek to grow their reach and impact.

The Head of Philanthropy will motivate and inspire donors and stakeholders to support their approach to financial inclusion, raising funds to deliver innovative solutions for rural communities across Africa.

You will have:

  • Extensive experience as a Major Donor fundraiser or transferrable commercial experience in cultivating and securing major gifts or sales, with a demonstrable track record of success
  • A track record of identifying, cultivating and generating multi-year income, managing high-value donors or senior clients
  • Experience of delivering stewardship and cultivation events
  • Excellent persuasive interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build and nurture long-term relationships

If you are target driven and goal focused, proactive and organised, and a team player who can inspire and motivate others then we want to hear from you. 

Please note: there is a requirement for a commitment to travel on a regular basis to London, including some evenings. International travel may also be required 2/3 times per year.  Opportunity are also open to flexible working and exploring how this role could work for you.

For more information, please contact Adam Stacey, Managing Director, Charisma Charity Recruitment.  Your application should be submitted through the Charisma website and include your CV and supporting statement.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.

Location: Flexible – with some presence in the Oxford office and travel to London

Hours: Full time (9-day fortnight)

Closing date for applications: 6 May 2024

First stage interviews:  w/c 13 May 2024 (online)

Second stage interviews: w/c 20 May (in-person)

However, applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply without delay to avoid disappointment. We reserve the right to end recruitment early should a suitable candidate be found.

A note from Charisma

Don’t feel like you meet all of the requirements?  We’d still love to chat, we’re a people first recruitment partner.  We specialise in charity recruitment with 22 years’ experience working as a consultancy who support inspiring professionals find the perfect roles in transformational organisations. 

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Charisma Recruitment Ltd View profile Company size Size: 6 - 10
Posted on: 10 April 2024
Closed date: 06 May 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: 7058
Tags: Fundraising