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E1 6LT (Hybrid)
£47,549 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

​​​​​​​About us 

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it. 

The philanthropy programme at Crisis has flourished in recent years, and we have ambitious plans to grow our income target to £5m per year by 2025. Over the last year, we have seen a rise in six-figure gifts, and have made the decision to recruit a second Senior Philanthropy Lead to the team to help build on this success and grow the upper end of our portfolio and continue to recruit new supporters to Crisis.

We are working to end homelessness in three ways: at the individual level through our life changing services; at a community level with our partners around Great Britain; and at a national policy level with the governments in Wales, Scotland and Westminster. Together Crisis offers a rich array of opportunities for our amazing philanthropists to make a lasting change to the systems and structures that perpetuate homelessness in 21st Century Britain.   

Lately, we have also begun to explore how entrepreneurship can end homeless through our Venture Studio, which has proved successful at attracting new high value supporters to Crisis.

Location: London (Working from home is an option in line with Crisis’ homeworking policy (minimum of one day a week in the office, or two days every fortnight). 

About the role 

As Senior Philanthropy Lead at Crisis, you will be working with our top-level supporters, engaging them with our work, building trust and creating advocates by ensuring that all supporters have a rewarding experience.

You will build on existing support in the programme and proactively seek new business to secure gifts at the five, six and seven figure level. You will develop and manage a healthy prospect pipeline through relationships with intermediaries, peer-to-peer giving networks and engaging senior volunteers.

You will be able to confidently communicate the complexity of homelessness and inspire support at the highest level. You will understand how to match the interests of existing and potential supporters with Crisis' funding needs and you will help philanthropists to play a vital role in meeting our ambition to end homelessness in Great Britain.

You will work closely with teams across Crisis to identify funding opportunities, ways to involve supporters in our work, and new prospective supporters. You will understand how to manage the contributions of senior colleagues and Trustees in creating opportunities to involve philanthropists with our mission and to create the space for them to input meaningfully into emerging projects. 

About you 

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • An entrepreneurial attitude, with the ability to learn quickly and work proactively.

  • A proven track record of building strong relationships with supporters and securing gifts of five figures plus.

  • Experience of engaging and influencing high-value and high-profile individuals.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal (including listening skills).

  • Excellent influencing skills to develop internal and external relationships.

  • Ability to manage projects, events and fundraising campaigns.

  • Experience of planning, monitoring and evaluating success in major donor fundraising or a comparable sector.

  • Demonstrable understanding of digital marketing techniques and willingness to use in high value fundraising

  • Commitment to Crisis’ purpose and values

We believe diversity is a strength, and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices, and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness, and people from all marginalised groups, communities and backgrounds. 

Working at Crisis 

As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including: 

  • Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy

  • Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%

  • 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career. 

When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.

How to apply 

If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below. 

Closing date: Sunday, 28th August (23:59) 

Interviews: week commencing 5th September


We welcome applications from people who identify as neuro diverse and want our recruitment process to be as accessible as possible. If you need us to make an adjustment or provide additional support as you apply for a role, please email our Recruitment team, contact details can be found on our website.

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More about Crisis UK

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people.

We are committed to ending homelessness. Every day we see the devastating impact ... Read more

Posted on: 08 August 2022
Closing date: 29 August 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Fundraising,Project Management

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