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Philanthropy Manager (maternity cover)

Application deadline: 29/07/2021

The UK’s leading interfaith organisation is looking for a passionate, motivated, and organised individual to join our Income Generation & Engagement (IG&E) Team.

The Faith & Belief Forum has worked for over 20 years to build good relations between people of all faiths and beliefs, and to create a society where difference is celebrated. Our vision is a connected and supportive society where people of different faiths, beliefs and cultures have strong and lasting relations.

To achieve this vision, we create spaces in schools, universities, workplaces, and the wider community where people from different faiths, beliefs or cultures can meet and learn from each other. We reach over 16,000 people a year in the UK through our programmes. This kind of direct contact between people is often the most effective way to tackle prejudice and challenge stereotypes – and create understanding and trust between people.

Following the trends in the funding landscape we have made the decision to bring together our major donor and trust & foundations functions by establishing one Philanthropy team. This part-time fixed term contract will manage the fundraising team and is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to use their skills to make an instant impact on the charity with the support from other colleagues within the IG&E team.

We have a well-developed pipeline of trusts and foundations, and a small but committed network of donors and high net-worth individuals (HNWI). this role will be instrumental in utilising and developing these income streams and taking the organisation closer to its goal of securing £2 million a year. This role reports into the Head of Income Generation & Engagement and one of its key responsibilities will be managing the fundraising team, ensuring its efficiency and success.

Our next 5-year strategy, scheduled to be launched in April 2022 is being developed, so there is significant scope to develop ideas and help shape our vision for the future. This role involves:

  • Facilitating conversations between HNWI and the charity’s leadership to build financial support for our work.
  • Researching, networking, and meeting with prospective donors and supporters.
  • Designing high quality events to showcase our work to current and potential donors.
  • Working with our programmes team to develop and deliver relevant funding bids.
  • Working with the wider Income Generation & Engagement Team managing more junior staff to achieve their potential.

To do this, you will need to:

  • Have experience of personally securing six-figure gifts from individuals or trusts/organisations.
  • Managing pipelines that work towards 7-figure team targets.
  • Experience designing large-scale high-profile events and communicating this vision to a delivery team
  • Be willing to work remotely, have flexibility and be proficient in IT systems.

You will be joining an organisation that embodies the inclusive and welcoming values we want to see in wider society. We pride ourselves on our diverse and collaborative working environment, where your passion and dedication will be rewarded through a flexible benefits package and ongoing support. At our most recent staff survey, 100% of staff said believe in the aims of the Faith & Belief Forum and 100% enjoy the work they do.

The deadline to apply is 9am Thursday 29 July 2021.  If shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview end of w/c 2 August over Zoom.  We are looking for someone available to start as soon as possible.

We believe that in order to effectively serve our beneficiaries; our work must be influenced by a broad range of voices. Therefore, we actively encourage applications from people who are currently underrepresented in our staff team. This would include BAME candidates and those who identify as Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain. We celebrate difference and are committed to creating a working environment where everyone is included.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications from individuals without the right to work in the UK. 

Click here to download Recruitment Pack.

Click here to download Application Form. 

Please note we do not accept CVs.

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