London, Greater London
£35,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Philanthropy and Engagement Manager is responsible for growing UK Youth’s support from individuals, an exciting and growing new income stream for the charity.

The primary focus of the role will be on the stewardship and acquisition of mid level donors (>£1000pa) using audience insight and research to direct our approach. The role will work closely with the Head of Engagement to identify, secure and deliver high profile appeals and campaigns that increase the number of supporters and income we raise as well as identify opportunities to secure larger gifts from prospective Major Donors.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the stewardship of our regular and ond-off donors working closely with the Events and Engagement Coordinator to shape and deliver the end-to-end supporter experience spotting opportunities to engage supporters and increase gifts. In order to be successful in this role, you will be able to champion best practice for engagement and stewardship, working closely with the wider External Relations team to ensure this is undertaken across all activity and support our ambition to triple our income in three years (from c. £7m in 2020/21).


Who we are

UK Youth is a leading charity that exists to ensure all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. We work with others to ensure that the youth sector is strengthened, supported, and that provision is youth-led, evidence-informed and delivers high-quality outcomes.

UK Youth plays a unique role in addressing; the lack of investment in the youth sector, the lack of cross sector understanding in how youth work makes a difference and the limited opportunities to embed effective solutions. These factors lead to mass inequality of access to youth services for young people. To find more about us and how we make an impact, please visit UK Youth Website.


Why work at UK Youth?

We are a value-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising (even whilst we are all working remotely!) from lunch and learn sessions, staff quizzes to virtual coffee meet ups.

UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer and we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment.

We welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in our organisation including BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities. We are also currently underrepresented by men, and so are seeking applications from different backgrounds, cultures, age, experience and identity to bring a wide range of experience, ideas, views and insights to UK Youth.


What we can offer you

We offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and vibrant organisational culture.

  • Flexible/Agile Working
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme (currently UK Youth match employee contributions up to 5%)
  • Membership of our life insurance scheme which would pay-out up to 4 times your salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme to support employees both professionally and personally
  • 20% discount off bookings at Avon Tyrrell our New Forest Outdoor Centre including, camping, lodges and outdoor activities.
  • Cyclescheme and Techscheme


How to apply

Candidates are encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn’t precisely match the job description for this role. Your experience, skills and passion will set you apart so tell us about your achievements, irrespective of whether they are personal or work-related, about your journey to date; how this has shaped you and the things you learnt along the way.

If you would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please click through to the website where you can find more information about the role and how to apply. 

  • Closing date for applications will be Monday 10th May 9am
More about UK Youth
UK Youth

There are more than 11 million young people in the UK, they make up over a fifth of the population and represent Britain’s future.
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Refreshed on: 01 May 2021
Closed date: 10 May 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Policy/Research

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