£51,300 - £59,401 per annum + excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


Do you want to play a key role in an organisation that stands up for children every day? Then join us as Head of Middle East Philanthropy and you will be responsible for driving Save the Children's philanthropy across the Middle East markets.

We stand side by side with children in the toughest places to be a child. We do whatever it takes to make sure they survive, get protection when they're in danger, and have the chance to learn. Together with children, communities, donors, partners, NGOs and governments, we fight for children's rights to education, safety and healthcare, so they can go on to build a better world.

As Head of Middle East Philanthropy, you will maximise transformational major gift (£1m+) potential, driving new business and stewarding relationships at the highest level. You will proactively drive new business and engage with our most valued supporters, securing support and building sustainable, highly strategic relationships. Sourcing significant income for Save the Children's key priorities are essential elements of this role. In addition you will:

• Be integral to the delivery of our strategy to build long lasting, highly engaged relationships with philanthropists through skillful cultivation & stewardship, with on focus on 7 figure gifts & relationships

• Generate new links through peer- to-peer approaches & actively network to generate a pipeline worth a minimum of $10m annually

• Inspire, motivate and lead a team across multiple geographies and countries

• Provide excellent stewardship to transformational donors, understanding donor motivations, philanthropy trends across the Middle East region & delivering a bespoke donor journey to ensure ever greater engagement with Save the Children and our work with children

• Work collaboratively and effectively within the organisation, developing positive, solution focussed relationships, taking an agile approach, working with other departments and team when required.

To be successful you will have extensive philanthropy experience within the Gulf markets as well as demonstrable experience of high-level stewardship. Excellent communication and relationship building skills are key to being successful in this role as well having experience of developing, networking & enhancing philanthropic relationships, preferably at £1m+ giving levels. In addition, you will have:

• A demonstrable track record of successfully leading teams in a target-driven environment

• Excellent written skills, including development of compelling communications for donors

• The ability to plan, prioritise and manage a varied and demanding workload in order to meet deadlines

• The ability to collaborate & work across teams on complex programmes and donor relationships, building both strong internal and external networks

• Excellent inter-personal and influencing skills.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Save the Children UK recognises the value of diversity in all its forms at all levels of the organisation, including at Director and Board level. We celebrate its role in the creation of an inclusive workplace culture and thrive on the range of experience and insight diversity brings to our organisation. We want to increase the diversity of our leadership and particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as these are underrepresented at Save the Children UK.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note - we are flexible on where the successful applicant can be based for this role, but travel to meet philanthropists face to face when current restrictions ease will be expected. 

Closing date: 22nd November 2020

Please note - whilst this role is advertised as office based, Save The Children UK will remain a remote-working organisation until at least 30 June 2021.

We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as these are underrepresented at Save the Children UK.

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Refreshed on: 11 November 2020
Closed date: 22 November 2020
Tags: Fundraising