Farringdon, Greater London

£44,000 - £47,000 per year

Permanent, Full-time

About the organisation

Place2Be is a leading children's mental health charity providing in-school support and expert training to improve the emotional well-being&... Read more

Job Description

Head of Philanthropy

£44,000 – £47,000 per annum
Permanent – 5 days per week  (Monday - Friday)
Core, 175 St John Street, London EC1V 4LW

Your new employer:

Place2Be is a leading children’s mental health charity providing in-school support and expert professional development to improve the emotional well-being of children and young people, families, teachers and school staff.

In the last year we have worked with over 900 schools across England, Scotland and Wales, reaching a school population in excess of 142,000 children and young people, helping them to cope with wide-ranging and often complex social issues including bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect and trauma.

Our teams provide a range of services in our partner schools to build resilience early in life through counselling, creative work and play, and by supporting a child’s ability to engage in school life.

Our mission is to help build "mentally healthy" schools and communities where children can thrive and grow up with prospects rather than problems.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to recruit an exceptional Head of Philanthropy to secure a growing income portfolio with a team target of just over £800,000 in 2019/20. At a time when interest in children’s mental health has never been stronger, this is an exciting time to be joining our dynamic organisation and make a real and tangible difference to children’s futures.

We have a great track record in these income areas; the successful applicant will possess extensive experience and scope to drive forward income and activity to achieve our ambitious growth plans.

We are seeking a natural and strategic leader and an excellent relationship builder to shape the future direction for philanthropy and special events at Place2Be. You will have experience of devising and implementing successful major donor programmes, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and superb project management skills.

You will also support the growth of the individual giving programme, including digital and legacy fundraising activity.

The successful candidate:

As the successful candidate you’ll be able to demonstrate the following as part of your application:

  • Strong track record of achieving income targets from major donors
  • Extensive track record of planning, implementing and monitoring major donor activity
  • Experience of devising and implementing robust income generation strategies and business plans
  • Track record of working closely with senior volunteers and supporting them to access their networks
  • Entrepreneurial skills and able to demonstrates a flexible, ‘can-do’ approach; resilient and at ease with change
  • A team leader and player.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to communicate and influence others through both verbal and written media and demonstrates the ability to build effective partnerships
  • Ability to use own initiative and pay close attention to detail; capable of hands on problem-solving, with ability to generate ideas and solutions
  • Adept at using digital technology, such as mobile and online giving, to reach out to new audiences

In return we offer you a range of fantastic benefits including:

  • Amazing offices in the heart of the city, a brisk walk from Farringdon Station
  • Enhanced Annual Leave entitlement
  • Robust Learning and Development Programme
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle purchase and season ticket loan schemes
  • Extended maternity/paternity pay

A supportive organisation we offer strong and clear leadership as well as a fantastic working environment to ensure your early success.

Closing Date:  Wednesday 5th June 2019 at 11:59pm

1st Stage Interviews: Tuesday 11th June 2019

2nd Stage Interviews: Thursday 27th June 2019

Start:  ASAP

If you share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity, we would love you to join us.  It’s sensitive and demanding work – but hugely rewarding and fulfilling - you will be helping give young people brighter futures.

Place2Be is committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination practices and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community.  We are keen to reflect the diversity of the partner schools we work in and are particularly interested in attracting applications from male candidates, as well as candidates from Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.