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Senior Philanthropy Officer
Salary: c£36,300 per annum (plus Inner London Allowance £3,333 if applicable).
Location: Flexible Hybrid or Remote. (If remote, most of our major donors are based in London, so travel to London as needed for meetings and events will be a requirement of the role).
Contract / Hours: Permanent - Full-Time - 35 hours per week.
Benefits: 29 days annual leave pro rata PLUS bank holidays, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption, and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, discount portal with your favourite brands.
Closing Date: Friday 8th December 2023, due to the volume of anticipated applications, we can close the vacancy before the closing date, so please do apply as soon as possible.
Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis throughout December 2023.
Why Action for Children?
At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 765,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard and we campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.
It's an exciting time to join the Philanthropy team at Action for Children, and we are looking for collaborative, energised and forward-thinking individuals to join our ambitious team of fundraising professionals.
Working here is so much more than a job. It's an investment of time to truly make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families across the UK.
We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. Given this and our ongoing commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, we encourage applications from everyone. We value and celebrate the diversity of those that work with us and as an inclusive workplace we want all our current and future staff to feel able to be themselves in the workplace.
If you're interested in finding out more, click apply and visit our careers portal for more information.
A bit about the role
Action for Children aims to deliver substantial growth from our high value audience over the next five years, with the Philanthropy and Trusts Team playing a vital role in achieving that ambition, working together with the Partnerships, Events and High Value Operations teams.
You will work to secure gifts from major donors and family foundations to deliver a wide range of organisational priority projects and services, also contributing to the development of the philanthropy pipeline to support the team's growth strategy.
We're looking for someone with excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrable experience of securing four and five figure gifts from major donors and family foundations.
For an informal chat about what the role will entail, you can contact Tania Salway, Philanthropy Manager, at to arrange a call.
How you'll help to create brighter futures
- Deliver an annual individual income target, focussing on securing 4- 6 figure donations from major donors and family foundations including reporting income against high standards of accountability.
- Initiate and develop long-term relationships with major donors and family foundations, to enable the delivery of challenging income targets.
- Develop and implement bespoke solicitation and stewardship plans for a portfolio of existing supporters and new prospects.
- Contribute to a communication and stewardship programme, seeking out opportunities to actively promote the impact of our work to current supporters and inspire future involvement.
- Collaborate with fundraising colleagues to track and report on prospecting activities, remaining supporter focussed and maximising opportunities to enrich and develop donor journeys.
- Take responsibility for ensuring that relationships with major donors and family foundations reach their full potential, and that the charity delivers on its commitment to funders.
- Work closely with the Philanthropy Manager, Trust Manager and Prospect Research Manager to identify and cultivate new prospects in line with departmental needs and to identify and translate project information into compelling fundraising and stewardship materials.
- Contribute to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Philanthropy and Trusts team through annual planning and reporting processes, maintaining written and electronic records of donors, in compliance with data protection legislation.
Let's talk about you
- Excellent experience of working in Major Donor fundraising, making asks, and securing 4-5 figure gifts from major donor individuals and family foundations.
- Ability to manage a pool of prospects and donors, devising clear cultivation and stewardship plans with the aim of securing long term financial philanthropic support.
- Ability to deal with confidential matters and act with discretion.
- Ability to prioritise tasks and manage a busy workload, achieved through a flexible approach to work times.
- Excellent and adaptable communication e., written and verbal, with great interpersonal skills across a variety of media and formats.
- Excellent prospecting/ research skills, with knowledge and understanding of tax efficient giving in the UK.
- Established organisational, analytical skills and the ability to work independently, with initiative and creativity.
Please see the Job Description for the full list of accountabilities and requirements.
At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace by actively encouraging applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic candidates and people with disabilities, as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and meaningful action to ensure fair opportunity to all groups in our communities and for AFC.
Don't meet every single requirement? If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.
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S.A.L.V.E. International is a small International Development partnership charity registered in the UK and Uganda. Our ethos is “Support And Love Via Education”. We support children living and working on the streets of Uganda, and their families, to have a brighter future.
We are looking to recruit a new CEO who believes in our vision that there should be “No Street Called Home” for children living on the streets in Uganda and who wants to help us to grow this impact and further change children’s lives.
What does the CEO role involve?
You will join and lead our incredible global team, working alongside our volunteers, staff teams and trustee boards in both the UK and Uganda, to help S.A.L.V.E. International to thrive and increase our impact. As a small charity, we need a proactive and practical CEO, who is as much able to deliver high level presentations about our work as they are to get stuck in to cover practical gaps that might stop us from achieving our goals.
We have a current strategic plan that you would ensure is being met and if possible exceeded, and then you would be expected to collaboratively develop the next strategic plan to be ready for when this one elapses in April 2027. You would be working with our team to progress and improve our existing programmes of work as well as ensuring new programmes are being researched and developed as needed for the organisation to best benefit our service users.
You will need to drive forwards and oversee our fundraising strategy and manage relationships with new and existing funders to a high standard to ensure that maximum potential support is achieved. We would expect you to proactively identify potential new areas of support, approaching and winning resources from new partnerships in the wider community to best meet S.A.L.V.E.’s aims and objectives. You would be a key ambassador for our work, always looking to inspire others about how they can join us and help us to achieve our mission.
Practically the role will involve:
● 40 hours a week if working 5 days (or 32 hours a week if you choose to work 4 days).
● Being majority based in the UK with regular travel to Uganda each year. You can choose to be based at our office in Manchester, hybrid between office and home work or be mostly home based.
● Being flexible to travel and attend meetings, talks and events as needed (some in evening and weekend hours).
We believe that it is highly beneficial for the CEO to be based in the UK but to visit the programme in Uganda for a minimum of 1 month a year and a maximum of 3 months a year, which would be split across 2 or 3 trips in the year to understand the work in greater depth, share their skills and to meet and collaborate with team members and service users. The amount and duration of trips would be assessed based on personal circumstances and organisational needs year to year.
CEO specific responsibilities:
As CEO you would be responsible for:
✔ Working collaboratively with our global team of staff, volunteers, and board members to ensure a strong strategic plan is in place which is reviewed and improved over time to maximise the organisation’s impact. We currently have a team of 2.5 in the UK (including the CEO) and 26 in Uganda.
✔ Leading and championing our fundraising strategy. Helping to develop our one off and regular financial supporters through finding new opportunities and networks, giving talks, ensuring quality timely communications, and reporting to existing supporters.
✔ Recruiting, training, developing and managing staff and volunteers to help to build the capacity of the organisation as needed.
✔ Collaboratively create, review, and develop policies, procedures and systems to help to ensure quality safeguarding and risk management for the organisation.
✔ Overseeing the budget and financial management of the organisation to ensure the organisation’s long term sustainability and sound financial management. Collaboratively reviewing the charity’s financial controls and performance and overseeing the internal audit of our accounts with the finance committee.
✔ Working closely with and supporting our UK and Ugandan boards to ensure that the governance of the organisation is strong.
✔ Supporting and co-working with our Development Manager to research new application prospects, and helping to maintain and develop the income from our existing network of corporate, organisational and Trust and Foundation partnerships and donors. This includes writing and reviewing funding applications and reports as needed.
✔ Overseeing the communications strategy of the organisation, ensuring the website, social media, newsletters, annual report and mailings out to supporters are kept up to date by supporting our Communications and Admin Officer. This includes drafting and checking copy and promoting and marketing events and campaigns for the organisation to raise funds and awareness.
✔ Leading and collaborating with the wider team to develop and improve our programmes through regular evaluation and learning reviews.
✔ Seek opportunities to develop the organisation’s knowledge through training and staff and volunteer development.
✔ Representing S.A.L.V.E. in partnerships and networks such as the Consortium for Street Children to ensure that we are making the most of advocacy opportunities.
Essential skills/ experience for the CEO:
• Have proven experience of communicating well with different stakeholders and successfully raising funds.
• Have previous management/leadership experience within the charity sector and are able to evidence their enthusiasm and dedication for this particular cause.
• Have experience in successfully working internationally and/ or with people from different cultural backgrounds.
• Have the ability to create, review and develop strategies, policies, procedures and systems to ensure that S.A.L.V.E. is following good practice in line with the law and latest good practice guidelines.
• Have a can-do attitude. Be solution focused and creative in their ability to approach problems and evidence this throughout their career history.
• Being friendly and approachable to all members of the team and wider public.
• Have excellent attention to detail and project management skills.
Other desirable (but not essential) skills/ experience:
• We would especially welcome applicants who are originally from Uganda or have strong ties to Uganda, but are now based in the UK.
• Relevant qualifications to achieve the responsibilities in the job description.
Please note: You must already have the right to live and work in the UK to apply for this role.
Salary Expectations: We anticipate paying between £35,000 - £40,000 per annum depending on the candidate’s experience and skills. This would be paid pro-rata if the CEO decided to take the role on for 4 days a week instead of 5. Please note that we are not able to pay higher than this pay scale.
Please send a copy of your CV and a 1 page cover letter explaining why you are interested in the role, highlighting (with evidence) how you meet the essential requirements and any key skills or experience you would bring to the role.
Please also specify in your cover letter if you would be interested in doing the role in the office in Manchester, hybridly or working mostly from home and if you would prefer to do the role 4 or 5 days a week.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Grants Officer – Full Time, Permanent – 35 hours per week – Remote - £26,500.00 per annum.
· Training opportunities and career development.
· Comprehensive induction.
· Flexible working.
· Season Ticket Loan Scheme.
· Cycle to work scheme.
· Wellbeing hours.
· 25 days (rising to 30 with length of service) Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays.
· Contributory Pension Scheme – Employer matched contributions of up to 6% in the first two years’ service and up to 9% thereafter.
· Death in Service Payment (2x annual salary)
· Critical Illness Insurance (subject to qualifying criteria)
The Forward Trust is a leading provider of drug and alcohol treatment services to offenders in the UK. Our mission is to help individuals break free from addiction and crime by offering effective treatment and recovery support in prisons and the community. We are dedicated to providing access to support that protects health and motivates individuals toward their own recovery journey.
Role Overview – Grants Officer:
In this dynamic role, your key responsibilities involve fostering growth and optimising revenue within our Fundraising Team. You will play a vital role in expanding income from trusts, foundations, and various grant-giving entities. As a crucial team member, your tasks include identifying, engaging, and approaching new grant-giving organisations. Additionally, you will focus on sustaining and enhancing relationships with current supporters, ensuring the acquisition of funds for our transformative and life-saving services in both prison and community settings throughout the UK.
Role Responsibilities –Grants Officer:
· Work with the Grants Manager to identify, research, engage and make approaches to potential supporters and maintain/strengthen relationships with existing supporters.
· Team up with colleagues from across the organisation to craft compelling grant proposals and progress reports with necessary levels of service-user involvement.
· Cooperate with the fundraising team’s Grants Manager, Events Manager and Development Lead to develop and submit corporate funding proposals and contribute to fundraising events as needed.
Requirements –Grants Officer:
· Thorough understanding of trusts, foundations, and other grant giving organisations. (Essential)
· Familiar with the principles of donor engagement, stewardship, and cultivation. (Essential)
· Knowledge of databases related to fundraising is essential. (experience of specifically using Salesforce is desirable)
· Strong interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written) that can convey complex issues in an understandable and compelling manner. (Essential)
· Financial acumen with the ability to comprehend budgets for potentially complicated projects and services. (Essential)
· Effective organisational and planning skills, including the ability to prioritise and manage your own workload. (Essential)
· Exceptional attention to detail. (Essential)
· Good knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office packages. (Essential)
· Experience of prospecting and drafting funding proposals for trusts, foundations, institutional donors and/or corporates. (Desirable)
· Background in working in a complex organisation. (Desirable)
The Forward Trust is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive.
This organisation is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. Don’t miss your opportunity, apply now!
We are seeking an experienced and ambitious individual who can take on the role of Supporter Engagement Officer.
Supporter Engagement Officer
Location: Home-based – Bristol
Hours of Work: 30 to 37.5 hours
Salary: £24,000 to £26,000 per annum pro rata
Reporting to: Head of Income Generation
About Air Ambulances UK (AAUK)
Air Ambulances UK (AAUK) is the national charity supporting the lifesaving work of the UK’s air ambulance charities, enabling them to save even more lives every day.
Purpose of Post
The Supporter Engagement Officer will be a key member of the Income Generation team helping to support and drive fundraising growth across a number of income streams by ensuring the best possible supporter experience.
The role will be the first interaction that a donor has with AAUK with responsibility for responding to supporter enquiries via post, email and telephone, and ensuring income and supporter information is captured accurately on Donorfy.
- Manage and develop a mixed pipeline of donors and prospects including researching, making approaches, applications, pitching and stewardship activities.
- Securing donations to achieve individual targets and contribute towards annual targets and future financial years.
- Coordinate and support fundraising campaigns and events.
- Responsible for welcoming, assisting and responding to enquiries from existing supporters and new donors that we receive over telephone, email and post.
- Responsible for thanking our supporters, adapting and personalising templates as needed to deliver high quality thank you letters to our supporters in a timely manner.
- Enter and maintain accurate records on our fundraising database, Donorfy including financial information and to proactively identify how to improve processes.
- Prepare and mail fundraising materials and other relevant information as required.
- Provide general administrative support across the team as required.
- 36 days annual leave including Bank Holidays FTE
- Access to the Blue Light Card and Blue Light Events
- Pension contributions
- Development opportunities
Closing date: Please do not delay your application as we will be reviewing applications when received and scheduling interviews as soon as possible.
If you feel you have the skills and experience we’re looking for, please apply now!
Please read the attached Job Description before applying by CV and covering letter. Your covering letter should clearly and succinctly demonstrate how you meet the person specification.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
AAUK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.
No agencies please.
If you feel you have the skills and experience, we’re looking for, please apply now!
Application is by CV and covering letter. Your covering letter should clearly and succinctly demonstrate how you meet the person specification.
SOS is a small charity with a big ambition: to help secure a thriving and resilient future for critically endangered Sumatran and Tapanuli orangutans, as well as the people living alongside them.
Our Corporate Partnerships Manager will play a vital role in helping us to develop and deliver values-led corporate partnerships to engage and inspire new and existing company partners, their staff and their customers to take action for the future of rare orangutans and their precious rainforests. You’ll be joining a fast-paced, dynamic team and we’ll do everything we can to help you succeed. This opportunity offers some unique rewards – this is a real chance to play a vital role in the protection of an iconic species and their precious rainforest habitats.
If that’s the sort of challenge that excites and energises you, we can’t wait to hear from you. Come and join one of the most innovative, nimble and dedicated conservation groups in the UK, as we ramp up our efforts to realise a flourishing future for orangutans, forests and people.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Location: Remote (Or London Hybrid)
Bowel Cancer UK is the UK's leading bowel cancer charity. We're determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer. We support and fund targeted research, provide expert information and support to patients and their families, educate the public and professionals about the disease and campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care.
We currently have around 70 staff based in England, Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Thanks to the generosity of our community, we’re in a privileged position to be able to grow our staff team to deliver our ambitious new strategy, which will be launching in the spring. There are huge challenges facing bowel cancer patients across the UK, and our community needs us now more than ever. We’re building a strong and united team to bring us closer to a world where nobody dies of bowel cancer.
A key focus of our strategy is to reach and engage with as many people as possible, affected by and at risk of bowel cancer, by embedding our information and support services within NHS diagnostic, treatment, and care pathways. As Education Assistant you will play a key role in helping us achieve this, underpinning the day-to-day operations of the Education team by providing outstanding administrative support.
Please apply by sending your CV accompanied by a cover letter (no more than two A4 pages) which explains your interest in this role, addresses how you meet the person specification, and demonstrates how your experience and knowledge fulfil the criteria.
If you'd like an informal chat about this role please contact Beth Jones, Health Professional Education and Engagement Manager via the careers section located on our website.
Closing date: 9am, Monday 11 December 2023
Interviews: Week commencing 8 January 2024
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with the incurable blood cancer myeloma and related conditions. We are committed to bringing together the best and brightest people to help us ensure that every patient has an empowered present and a hopeful future.
Our ultimate goal is to find a cure and make myeloma history. Until then, our mission is to help every patient live well with myeloma for as long as possible. We are committed to diagnosing myeloma earlier, discovering and sharing knowledge, transforming the patient experience and influencing positive change in care.
About the role
This is a new role within the Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships team responsible for developing and leading our major donor programme. Myeloma UK is embarking on an ambitious five-year income generation strategy, which aims to increase income from £5m to £10m by 2028. This position will play a critical role, working alongside the Head of Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships to double the income we raise from major donors and family trusts by securing 5-6 figure grants for a range of innovative and life changing programmes – including patient and family support, research and advocacy. The Philanthropy Manager is also responsible for managing and supporting the Philanthropy Officer in securing mid to high level donations from individuals.
The major donor programme at Myeloma UK is established - we have a strong community of existing high-level supporters and have identified significant potential donors within our community - but these opportunities have not been fully leveraged in the past. Building on this foundation, and a major fundraising Gala planned for Spring 2024, there is a significant opportunity to transform this area of fundraising and this role will be instrumental in delivering a step change in our approach. The role requires outstanding relationship building skills, and the ability to work with high-net-worth individuals, to build credibility and trust and inspire them to support Myeloma UK.
You will be an experienced major donor fundraiser with the ability to secure 5-6 figure gifts and lead others to do the same. You will be a strategic thinker, who is ready to lead and implement our major donor strategy alongside the Head of Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships.
We need someone with exceptional relationship management skills with the ability to nurture high value relationships and also work closely with senior colleagues, Trustees and other volunteers to build deep and long-lasting donor relationships. It will be crucial to work closely with colleagues across the charity to identify fundraising priorities, develop fundraising propositions and involve them in the cultivation and stewardship of key relationships.
You will be a skilled communicator and negotiator with the ability to communicate complex scientific information in an engaging way. We need someone who can build relationships from scratch, uncover donor motivations and convey the importance of Myeloma UK’s work to inspire support.
How to apply
If you think you would be a great fit for this role, get in touch and tell us more about yourself by sending us a CV that sets out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements together with a covering letter telling us more about you and what you think makes you a good candidate for this role.
Applications close on Sunday 10 December. Interviews will be held remotely w/c 18 December 2023. You may be asked to do a task prior to your interview.
Myeloma UK is an equal opportunities employer and always welcomes applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates.
Please note, you will be asked to provide evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK prior to interview selection.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Wild Welfare is the only animal welfare charity that solely focuses on the improvement of animal welfare for captive wildlife. From elephants to emus, we work to create the change that is needed so every animal can thrive under human care. We are now working in over ten different countries, providing training and support to animal care teams, working with governments and NGOs to improve animal welfare legislation and standards, and build strong working relationships and partnerships across the globe to create sustained positive change for captive wildlife. Our innovative, compassionate, and collaborative approach means we are making a real difference for captive wildlife and are being recognised as leaders in this sector. Under our new Global Strategy – Every Animal – we aim to develop our strengths and reach even more animals through four key aims and six pillars of action. This role will see the successful candidate join at an exciting time, as the charity moves into this new global strategy with fundraising plans to deliver on both programmatic areas of work and organisational growth.
The ideal person for this role will be a self-starter, with proven experience in raising substantial funds from multiple avenues and maintaining strong donor partnerships. They will have experience of managing and forecasting income and expenditure budgets and setting KPIs. They will enjoy working as part of a small but highly motivated team and be willing to step up to make impactful decisions regarding the financial growth and direction of the organisation. The Fundraising Director will focus on major donations, philanthropic and corporate donors, as well as overseeing the Fundraising Manager’s role.
This newly created position, reporting to the Director, will have a large degree of autonomy. This position is home based and may require some travel in the UK to meetings. Some overseas travel may be required from time to time.
Over the next five years we want to continue to grow, supported by an ambitious fundraising strategy that can support, invest, and deliver our expert programmatic work and organisational diligence. Wild Welfare is seeking a Fundraising Director who will be responsible for the development and delivery of this strategy, building on our current income to deliver a broader range of income streams from philanthropy to trusts and foundations, corporate partnerships, and major fundraising events, managing, and reporting to donors and setting financial forecasts, budgets and KPIs.
If you are interested in this role and feel you have the experience we are looking for then do not hesitate to apply.
- Raising major donations (up to six figures) through multiple fundraising avenues.
- Managing a portfolio of major donors and donor relationships.
- Identifying and cultivating major donors from a broad range of funding avenues.
- Organising major fundraising events.
- Developing a fundraising strategy plan in line with organisational planning.
- Strategic budgeting and monitoring.
- Remote staff management.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Fundraising & Leadership
- Lead the development and implementation of a fundraising strategy, with a focus on major donors and donor cultivation events, to increase Wild Welfares’ income, in collaboration with colleagues.
- Drive forward the growth of a diverse portfolio of income streams.
- Set, monitor, and deliver annual income and expenditure targets.
- Research, identify and build a pipeline of new donor prospects
- Strengthen and build on existing supporter relationships, cultivating relationships with a variety of donors from philanthropists to corporations and providing donor stewardship and engagement opportunities.
- Support the development of engaging fundraising materials including fundraising case for support, applications, proposals, and appeals.
- Contribute to the strategic direction of the charity.
- Lead on cross-organisational project fundraising in line with organisational strategy.
- Line manage the Fundraising Manager, providing support and encouraging high performances.
- Ensure individual performance objectives are identified, met, and supported to provide motivation and encouragement in the role.
- Provide line management on proposal writing, reporting, and other fundraising duties identified.
Additional Responsibilities and General Duties
- Represent Wild Welfare at major donor events and/or meetings.
- Oversee the maintenance of the donor database.
- Oversee donation processing and ensure donors are thanked promptly.
- Fulfil other roles and complete tasks as needed.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.