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Job Description & Person Specification

Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager (London and South)

Salary: £35,000 per annum

Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week

Location: (Remote working from home)

Reports to: Regional Head of Fundraising

Closing Date: Rolling

The candidate must have the right to work in the UK

About READ Foundation

READ Foundation is a UK based registered charity working to provide access to quality education to vulnerable children in our regions of work. We create opportunities for orphan and needy children to go to school, to gain an education and build a better life for themselves. We currently focus on constructing new schools, providing sponsorship for orphans and are now expanding our educational portfolio to reflect the large humanitarian and development needs ongoing throughout the world. 

Summary of role

As the Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager you will be working within a team to create, develop and nurture relationships with high value individuals and major donors, partners and your local communities in order to maximise income. Directly reporting to the Regional Head of Fundraising, you will have responsibility for the full cycle of maximising donation income from research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

1. Identifying, researching and cultivating new sources of income

2. Identifying and securing additional prospects through exploring networks and sectors

3. Implement and manage an effective account plan for each supporter as well as providing financial income and expenditure reports for each donor

4. Develop and manage effective relationships ensuring excellent and consistent supporter stewardship

5. Manage a portfolio of high net worth individuals and major donors

6. Work across wider fundraising networks and communities to identify opportunities for engagement

7. Arrange and manage fundraising events

8. Manage and support volunteers

9. Occasional paid overseas travel with potential donors and deployments

10. Any other duties as directed by and agreed with the Regional Head of Fundraising

Main responsibilities

  • Develop a community fundraising strategy to implement a clear plan of action to generate income
  • Be an ambassador at events, supporting the delivery of READ Foundations vision and ensuring that the charity’s profile and reputation are upheld
  • Maintain and develop relationships with HNW /potential / existing donors to maximise donations
  • Champion philanthropic engagement and activities to ensure that organisationally we are maximising opportunities to achieve the greatest return
  • To hold regular fundraising events and dinners and manage and develop volunteers
  • To hold regular meetings with the Regional Head of Fundraising to evaluate the progress and success of targets & objectives set
  • To work at all times within the guidelines of the Institute of Fundraising best practice and comply with relevant legislation and regulation
  • To work within an innovative, positive and creative ethos, identifying new opportunities for fundraising
  • Adhere to stated policies and procedures as per the company handbook including health and safety requirements
  • Build the capacity of the READ Foundation team in the area of Major donor and community fundraising

This job description reflects the current requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop due to changes in organisational and other circumstances, so the actual duties and responsibilities will vary from the particulars of this job description. 

Special Working Conditions  

Work occasional flexible hours including evenings and weekends 

Instructions to Apply

Please apply with your CV and supporting letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the person specification for the post.

Two satisfactory references will be required upon conditional offer 

Requirements

Person Specification

  • Experience of effectively managing a portfolio of diverse donors and prospects is desirable
  • Excellent communication skills in order to build long lasting relations
  • Event and project management experience
  • Previous experience in juggling a demanding workload
  • Forward thinking, strategic and innovative
  • Excellent written and presentation skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Basic experience using Excel Spreadsheets
  • Organised, punctual and the ability to multitask
  • Proven track record in achieving targets

This job description reflects the current requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop due to changes in organisational and other circumstances, so the actual duties and responsibilities will vary from the particulars of this job description.

Indicative KPI and targets over a 12-month period

Financial targets shall be discussed at interview stage

Number of non-financial targets including consistently attending networking and 3rd party events and identifying regular leads.

Safeguarding Commitment: At READ Foundation, we are unwavering in our dedication to creating a safe and secure environment for all, especially children and vulnerable adults. We maintain a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of sexual exploitation and abuse. To uphold this commitment, this role necessitates background checks and strict adherence to our safeguarding policies and procedures. By applying for this position, you acknowledge and pledge to uphold our safeguarding principles. 

Benefits

Company benefits 

The position also comes with the following benefits: 

  • 32 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays and company-wide holidays) 
  • Awards for employee of the year 
  • Paid time off for bereavement, sick days and medical appointments 
  • Investment in training, professional growth and development  
  • Occupational Pension Scheme 
  • Hybrid working options available (some days working remotely can be discussed at time of interview) 
  • Health insurance cash plan 

READ Foundation is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work, along with encouraging a healthy work life balance. 

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