Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships


The Circle

  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Experience level:Not specified
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:Hybrid
  • Right to work requirements:Right to work required in advance
  • Salary: £ 55000-60000 / yearly
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:21/11/2023
  • Location:United Kingdom
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About the role
The Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships will lead and deliver the fundraising strategy and play a key in the new senior leadership team.

Your initial focus will be relationship fundraising opportunities, driving income and donor engagement via major donors, corporates and special events and initiatives.

Over the long term, you will be supported to diversify into other income streams as the organisation continues to develop, focusing on income growth and diversification alongside opportunities to increase unrestricted funding.

As Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships, you will:

  • Act as a key member of SLT, reporting to the CEO and working closely with associated peers to deliver and achieve the organisational strategy
  • Lead The Circle’s major gift fundraising, with a focus on individuals, corporate partnerships and trusts & foundations
  • Maximise opportunities via the network of The Circle’s board and membership, identifying opportunities for support/introductions to establish new relationships
  • Develop new cases for support, building on existing propositions such as A Living Wage for Garment Workers
  • Identify opportunities for special events/initiatives which could also act as cultivation events for new supporters
About you
Ideal skills and experience:

  • An experienced, dynamic relationship fundraiser, ideally with HNWI corporate fundraising background and ambitions to develop in a broader relationships fundraising position
  • Demonstrable expertise in securing five-figure donations from HNWIs/corporate partners/T&F (six-figure experience desirable) and understanding of appeals and events.
  • A strategic, creative doer who strikes the balance between leadership, tactics and being hands-on as required
  • Self-motivated with demonstrable ability to take the initiative and drive activity – The Circle is a small organisation, and the team all work remotely
  • A background in international development and/or women’s rights
  • Knowledge of partnership agreements and due diligence processes
  • Events/special initiatives expertise desirable

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