Brixton, Greater London
£32,000 - £40,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

LCF is recruiting for a new role within our Grants and Impact Team, with a focus on managing a portfolio of donors and donor-advised funds - these funds are usually offered by specific invitation rather than on an open invitation. The role will involve researching and preparing compelling cases for support for donors and leading on subsequent grant making and managing the delivery of funds; from due diligence, making recommendations, monitoring impact, and communicating with donors. The successful candidate will lead on the expansion and development of the philanthropy advice service for donors offered by LCF.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Donor account management

  • Lead on the management of specific donor advised funds – these are usually offered by specific invitation rather than on an open invitation
  • Manage delivery of funds; from due diligence, making recommendations, monitoring impact, and communicating with the donors
  • Assess and recommend grants or donations, working closely with Finance and Development departments, according to LCF’s policies and protocols
  • Work closely with the Development Team to ensure a high quality, but cost effective and efficient, service is delivered
  • Provide a proactive, efficient and informed philanthropy advice service for donors who want to give to London, including public, private and individual charitable programmes
  • Work closely with the LCF Development Team to support work with new donors and renewals

Community research and funding

  • Respond to donor briefs by researching community organisations, issues and causes, to make recommendations on organisations to invite to apply through reports and presentations
  • Undertake research through the LCF database (Salesforce), desk based/external sources, and with colleagues, to identify community organisations in line with donor briefs
  • Manage, monitor, evaluate and report on the impact of grants and donations

Service development and learning

  • Take an operational lead on developing and improving our donor advised fund service
  • Work closely with LCF Development, Grants & Impact and Finance Teams to develop and embed new processes and protocols


  • Champion and advocate for LCF’s vision, mission, values and approach internally and externally
  • Contribute towards the impact of LCF
  • Embed learning and feeding into continuous improvement and development of LCF’s services
  • Ensure all relevant data is collected and analysed to be able to fulfil our monitoring and reporting requirements 
  • Manage workload, and be accountable for workload through the use of Salesforce dashboards and other tools used by the team

Any other tasks which are commensurate with the role which may be required. This might include occasional work or events in the evening / out of regular working hours

Skills, Experience and Knowledge


  • Experience of working in philanthropy services, or charitable programmes, within public and/or private institutions, or a family philanthropic setting
  • Excellent relationship management skills and commitment to good service
  • Excellent communication skills - ability to summarise information, with clear, concise recommendations
  • Experience of conducting research, analysing data in response to a brief and ability to assimilate information quickly
  • Analytical skills to review and assess data to inform decisions
  • Ability to work independently, with confident decision making
  • Enterprising, with the ability to support LCF to develop its donor advised fund model to achieve greater efficiency
  • Excellent time management, organisational skills and an ability to manage different projects concurrently
  • Strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, and ability to work well as part of a team, including when under pressure of timescales and competing priorities


  • Understanding of the different models of grant-making, including open and by invitation, and where these different models are best deployed
  • Experience and/or an appetite to grow a new service to create social impact, including monitoring time, cost and stakeholder feedback
  • Understanding of social issues, civil society and need in London
  • Use of Salesforce, or equivalent customer relationship management database
  • Experience of working in, or with, the voluntary and community sector
  • Understanding of private philanthropy and vehicles for giving, including Community Foundations
More about The London Community Foundation

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Refreshed on: 24 December 2021
Closed date: 08 January 2022
Tags: Fundraising, Management

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