Senior Development Manager – Philanthropy

Recruiter
Shelter
Location
London (Central)
Posted
15 Sep 2018
Closes
16 Oct 2018
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Closing date: Sunday 30th September 2018 at 11.30pm

Shelter is looking for a proactive individual with experience of working with high net worth individuals (HNWIs) in a charity or commercial environment, to join us as a Senior Development Manager - Philanthropy and help accelerate growth in our six and seven figure donations.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

Part of an award winning fundraising team, High Value Partnerships raises funds from high-net-worth individuals (Philanthropy), legacy pledgers, trusts, the Big Lottery Fund and businesses. Against the backdrop of a worsening housing crisis and increasing numbers of people who are homeless, the Philanthropy team has ambitious plans to significantly grow its income to meet the ever-growing demand for our services. Join us, and, as part of a passionate and creative team, you’ll help us take philanthropy fundraising to new heights.

About the role
This brand new position involves building a pipeline of prospective high net worth donors and meeting fundraising targets that allow us to deliver vital services across the UK. It also involves coming up with propositions and leading the development of products that will support growth in large donations and pledges. Working across fundraising and the broader organisation, we’ll rely on you to build a plan for Shelter to attract larger numbers of gifts. You’ll also be responsible for developing a strategy to expand our networks and deepening relationships with existing donors with the capacity to give transformational gifts. Managing and cultivating a portfolio of donors and prospects, working with research colleagues to identify potential new donors and line managing a Development Manager – all are aspects of this challenging role.

About you

You’ll need proven experience of soliciting large donations from HNWIs or working with HNW clients in a private sector role. We’ll also be looking for a flair for writing clear, compelling proposals and reports that effectively communicate the difference Shelter makes. Excellent relationship building skills are also a given, as is an understanding of trends in the philanthropy and broader fundraising space. Self-motivated, results–driven and commercially aware, you're equally at home collaborating with others or working autonomously. What’s more, you’re a creative thinker who’s not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when appropriate.

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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