Head of Philanthropy

Location
Tonbridge, Kent
Salary
Competitive Salary Dependant On Experience
Posted
08 Jun 2018
Closes
06 Jul 2018
Ref
HOP
Job Level
Senior Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An exciting opportunity for a dynamic, capable, ‘hands-on’ Philanthropy Manager to join our small, talented team at YMCA West Kent.  In this vital role, you will lead in securing donations [£1k to £500k+] identifying and approaching Trusts and Foundations whilst building and cultivating excellent relationships with Corporate Partners and Major Donors.  
 
You will: 

  • show drive, influence and inspirational flair 
  • share our passion for making a real difference for vulnerable young people in our community 
  • play a strategic, developmental role in our growth by increasing our impact and sustainability 
  • receive all the support and expert knowledge you need to be as successful as you can 
  • enjoy opportunities to grow, learn, develop and try new things in an empowering organisation

 

We are seeking a tenacious, self-motivated person to: 

  • diversify and deliver an improved fundraising strategy, including legacies and individual giving 
  • steward relationships with our major donors to bring them closer to the charity to better understand their impact on clients and maximise the value they bring to YMCA West Kent 
  • develop and nurture relationships with our Corporate Partners 
  • deliver an enhanced Trusts and Foundation grants programme 
  • support project managers, staff, volunteers and beneficiaries in specific fund raising and tenders

 

To increase the impact and sustainability of our work with young people you will bring your: 

  • considerable expertise in managing and developing Corporate Partnerships, Major Donors, Legacies, Trust and Foundation grant support – being a catalyst for change 
  • exceptional communication skills with an inspiring, engaging, positive, proactive style 
  • excellent attention to detail and an engaging writing style 
  • personable, engaging nature to secure and develop new opportunities 
  • ability to collaborate with projects and clients and co-produce letters, bids, tenders and reports

 

We will offer you: 

  • a friendly, team environment where you will feel valued by trustees, colleagues and clients 
  • 28 days paid annual leave in addition to all UK bank holidays  
  • excellent pension scheme  
  • healthcare scheme and free confidential helpline 
  • fantastic work/life balance including the opportunity for some flexible/home working 
  • free parking and easy access by public transport