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Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships

London, Greater London (Hybrid)
c.£50,000 - £55,000 dependent on experience
Job description

Mary's Meals UK have a simple vision - that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things. 

As a global movement they set up school feeding projects in some of the world's poorest communities, where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education.

The Talent Set is delighted to be working in partnership with Mary's Meals UK as they recruit for this exciting new Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships role, established with investment in the Major Giving and Partnerships team due to the significant growth and success they have achieved in recent years. 

As Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships you will focus on major donor, mid value and corporate fundraising. You will lead the team to develop new and existing relationships with individuals/partners who are able to contribute significant funds to the organisation, while working closely with the Head of Institutional Giving & Partnerships to identify audience crossover and maximise the potential of high value fundraising opportunities. 

This role will lead the team in fostering a relationship-led approach to fundraising, strategising for major donor and corporate fundraising whilst remaining operationally hands on and networking/influencing to establish new connections and opportunities for the organisation. As part of the Extended Leadership Team (ELT), you will also feed into organisational strategy and leadership, ensuring all work is delivered in line with Mary's Meals values. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of the philanthropic and corporate fundraising strategies, working alongside the Head of Institutional Giving & Partnerships to develop an overarching departmental strategy that allows for close collaboration;
  • Proactively identify new prospects/supporters, securing mid/major donor support and corporate income in line with team income targets;
  • Foster a culture of relationship-led fundraising, focused on stewardship and retention of existing donors that allows for long-term, increasing levels of support;
  • Provide strategic leadership to the Philanthropy & Partnerships Team (4), supporting professional development and a culture of learning/collaboration. 

Person Specification:

  • Demonstrable expertise of relationship-led fundraising, personally securing major donor and/or corporate partnerships, with a focus on high value, long term support;
  • Proactive approach, actively building networks and engaging new prospects through a variety of channels;
  • Focused on supporter journeys and ensuring exceptional stewardship to drive engagement and income;
  • Strong team leader, able to inspire and coach a talented team to achieve targets and develop professionally.
  • A commitment to Mary's Meals vision, mission and values - acting as an ambassador for the organisation and championing opportunities to engage with supporter audiences.

The deadline for applications (CV and cover letter) is Thursday 11th July, with 1st interviews to commence on Tuesday 23rd July. 

To be considered for this position please apply with your CV as soon as possible, regrettably please note we may not be able to reply to each and every application.

We are committed to diverse and inclusive recruitment practises that ensure equal opportunity for everyone, regardless of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and will happily make reasonable adjustments to always ensure a fair process.

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Posted on: 11 June 2024
Closing date: 11 July 2024 at 18:09
Tags: Fundraising