Farringdon, Greater London

£32,000 - £35,000 per year

Permanent, Full-time

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Job Description

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? As Philanthropy Manager for Africa and New Markets you will manage a portfolio of relationships with an aspiration to secure five and six figure gifts, with a focus on African philanthropy. You will also provide relationship management support to some of Save the Children's most influential and valued donors, working closely with the Senior Philanthropy Adviser.

In our Marketing, Fundraising and Communications department, we fight for children every single day. We inspire millions of people, from individuals to large corporates, to support our quest for change. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

In this pivotal role you will work alongside fellow major donor, trust and corporate partnership fundraisers, as well as the Special Events team to contribute to the overall strategy and success of the African Philanthropy. The role will involve networking at Fundraising Galas and producing high quality reports and presentations for donors on Save the Children's work. By helping to build and manage Save the Children’s philanthropic network in Africa, you will help to create a more sustainable funding source for our work in Africa. In addition you will:

  • Manage a portfolio of between 60 and 80 existing and new donors, trusts and foundations
  • Assist senior members of the Philanthropy teams in the stewardship and development of £1million+ partnerships
  • Actively drive new business by seeking opportunities to network and attending internal and external events
  • Develop and implement strategic, culturally-relevant, creative and bespoke donor plans
  • Produce high quality written proposals, making verbal presentations tailored specifically to inspire and captivate donors.

To be successful you will have outstanding interpersonal skills and a passion for the international development sector.  You will need to have experience in navigating complex organisations, as well as of building and managing relationships with high-level stakeholders. As someone with a strong understanding of the principles of major gift fundraising you will also have:

  • Experience of working with emerging markets.
  • Proven experience of producing high quality written communication material.
  • Proven experience in finding and cultivating new business opportunities.
  • Proven track record of delivering against agreed targets, timescales and objectives.
  • Computer literacy: ability to undertake word processing and to access and update databases.
  • Exceptional influencing skills with the ability to be credible and persuasive at all levels internally and externally.

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.

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.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 7th June 2019

Interviews: From w/c 10th June