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Head of Philanthropy

Not For Profit People
Closing date
1 Dec 2021

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Head of Philanthropy

Onside are looking for a Fundraising leader with proven track record in Major Gift fundraising.

Position: Head of Philanthropy

Location: Bolton, with hybrid working - Requires travel to meet prospects/donors and host tours of Youth Zones, and occasional travel to support team members on their projects

Salary: £60,000-£65,000 (dependent upon experience)

Contract: Permanent: full-time, 40 hours per week or part-time, 4 days per week (salary pro-rata)

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 22nd November 2021

First Stage Interviews: Tuesday 30th November 2021 (to be held via a virtual platform)

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing, ambitious national charity who believe all young people should have the opportunity to discover their passion and their purpose; to find out what they've got and where it could take them. Onside funds and builds state-of-the-art, multimillion pound spaces for young people (called Youth Zones) and drives a growing national network of Youth Zones, providing life-changing support to tens of thousands of young people nationwide. If you feel you have the necessary skills, apply today!

We welcome applications from under-represented groups; in particular, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals, people with disabilities, and members of LGBTQ+ community. Their dedicated Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Group, with support from the Senior Leadership Team, is actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion, ensuring a culture where everyone can be themselves and thrive.

About the role:

As Head of Philanthropy you will have responsibility for managing Senior Philanthropy Managers, each of whom is responsible for generating Founder Patrons for their youth zone. You will support them to be high performing fundraisers, to reach their annual income targets; provide training/coaching or shadowing where needed; oversee their attainment of a small but crucial set of KPIs; offer support as needed to their Youth Zone Chairs/Trustees; provide career development opportunities and pastoral care.

Within the first twelve months of the role you will also hold a small portfolio of capital funding prospects for a single capital campaign (c15 prospects), working alongside the Head of Philanthropy (Capital Campaigns).

As a member of the Fundraising & Marketing Leadership Team you will help the department maintain a positive culture, support each other, and lead on activities that raises the game of the whole team.

About you:

As Head of Philanthropy you will be an experienced Major Donor fundraiser with line management experience, who is excited by the challenge to support a team of Major Donor fundraisers passionate about transforming life and opportunities for young people in a local communities around the country.

Other skills and experience you will need include:

  • Demonstrable track record of income generation through personally securing six figure major donor gifts from HNW individuals
  • Experience of developing a new pipeline of HNWI prospects and being pro-active in converting these to active donors
  • Experience of delivering effective and practical fundraising strategies
  • Experience of working with Trustees or senior volunteers to drive success
  • Experience of working with and influencing senior leaders and peers within an organisation
  • Experience of successfully motivating and leading fundraising teams to achieve challenging targets
  • Ability to make presentations at Board level and to other senior, or large, audiences
  • Ability to work flexibly, including some evenings and occasional nights away from home, and willingness to travel to meet potential supporters as required.

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter (of not more than one page), explaining clearly why you are interested in the role and how you feel you are suited to it in line with the person specification.

Anonymous Applications

We recognise that the workforce is under-represented in certain areas and are committed to addressing this. Therefore, we actively encourage applicants to submit anonymous applications; in practice this means removing your name and email address from your CV and cover letter. The HR Lead will have these details from your submission, but they will not be available to the selection panel when they are considering your application.

We are committed to the safeguarding of young people. In accordance with our Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, this position requires a basic DBS check.

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