Home working initially, then flexible working between home and office in London EC1
Closing date: 3rd October 2021 at 11.30 pm
Do you have major donor fundraising experience or relevant transferable skills gained building relationships with individuals possibly in a private sector capacity or Trusts fundraising? Do you have a real desire to help a major charity take philanthropy fundraising to new heights? Then join Shelter as a Philanthropy Executive and you could soon be doing exactly that.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the team
Part of a thriving fundraising division, our Philanthropy team develop relationships with high level individual donors and secure major gifts of five, six and sometimes even seven figures. We also have ambitious plans to significantly grow our income to over £3 million a year and are looking for a proactive Philanthropy Executive to play a pivotal role in our future success.
About the role
Reporting into a Senior Philanthropy Manager who leads our major donor programme in Scotland, your focus will be on managing relationships through a personal portfolio of high-net worth individuals, Indeed, you’ll be responsible for managing the stewardship of four and five figure donors based in England, as well as some in Scotland too. Through personalised written and email correspondence, conversations at events or one-on-one meetings and visits to Shelter services, your challenge will be to identify opportunities for existing donors to increase their levels of giving, as well as soliciting first-time donations. And, when it comes to writing compelling proposals, mailings and reports for donors in your portfolio or providing additional support across the team, again, we’ll count on you to deliver.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
A great opportunity to make a significant impact for the leading housing and homelessness organisation in the UK, you’ll need a good understanding of donors’ philanthropic aims. You’ll also need to be proactive and personable, with a proven ability to engage, manage and influence everyone you deal with. Experience of successfully juggling a variety of projects and using your initiative to solve problems and achieve results is important too, as is tenacity and lots of initiative. What’s more, you have the written and verbal communication skills it takes to correspond confidently with donors in person, over the phone or via email and have creative ideas for communicating the impact of their giving. Some travel to meet donors based in Scotland and elsewhere in England is also required.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
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