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Philanthropy Officer

Job description

Harris Hill are delighted to be working with an independent school based in Cobham, Surrey. They are looking for a Philanthropy Officer to join their growing development office.

Job title:                                             Philanthropy Officer

Location:                                          Cobham, Surrey twice a week

Grade and salary:                         Up to £28,000

Hours:                                                Full time/ flexible hour options               

Contract type:                                 Permanent

This role will support the Director of Development & External Relations to develop new philanthropic relationships to ensure successful solicitation of major gifts, repeat gifts and increased value gifts. This is a great role for someone wanting to step into fundraising from a different sector who is great at research/ writing/ building relationships.

What the Philanthropy Officer will do:

  • This role will qualify and identify major donors and also research potential family foundations and certain trusts.

  • Will support the DoD with due diligence tasks and general reporting

  • Build relationships up internally and externally with stakeholders.

Ideally the Philanthropy Officer will have experience of:

  • Demonstrable experience in prospect research, major gift fundraising or prospect pipeline

  • management.

  •  Experience of researching and qualifying potential donors and of supporting fundraisers in creating prospect pipelines and cultivation strategies.

  • Knowledge of prospect research methods and data sources as well as donors’ needs and


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Extensive investigative, research and analytical skills.

If you would like to have a chat to learn more about this role and to receive a full job description please contact Hannah at Harris Hill on or call her on 020 7820 7331

The hiring manager is seeing applications as they come through and so please do reach out ASAP.

As leading charity recruitment specialists and a certified B Corp™, Harris Hill is committed to high and ever-improving standards of equitable and inclusive recruitment. We actively welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, sexuality and other protected characteristics.