Philanthropy Officer

Philanthropy Officer

  • Location

    Finchley Road

  • Sector:

    Fundraising, Major Donor

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  • Salary:

    £32,000 - 37,862 per year

  • Contact :

    Zach Stuhldreer

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7332

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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  • Closing date:


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Harris Hill are delighted to be working with a brilliant health charity in their search for a Philanthropy Officer. The successful applicant will be joining the team within an exciting period of growth. If you have experience within the Major Donor sphere and are eager to grow your knowledge and experience then this role could be perfect for you.

The successful candidate will be responsible for raising income through philanthropic fundraising. Identifying, cultivating and engaging philanthropy leads in order to achieve ambitious targets.

The Role:

  • Stewardship, engagement and support for the appeal and Philanthropy Programme
  • Relationship Management for income generation
  • Focussing work to deliver the team’s business plan
  • Driving improvements in quality, impact and performance
  • Personal account management of appropriate portfolio of individuals
  • Employ a variety of personal engagement mechanisms and communication tools to ensure that prospects and supporters become, and remain, fully engaged with the cause
  • Ensure the highest standards of data are captured and maintained on Raisers Edge
  • Ensure that all philanthropy prospects have an appropriate relationship
  • Regularly review the philanthropy prospect portfolio
  • Monitoring and evaluating the performance of activities

Person Specification:

  • A proven track record of delivering income against agreed targets and timescales
  • Experience of developing relationships with philanthropists and people of influence
  • Demonstrable success in soliciting new major gifts and uplifting current philanthropists
  • Experience of working with senior volunteers
  • Experience of creating successful bespoke proposals or asks for philanthropists, or other potential high value donors
  • Previous experience of building or running high profile and professional events
  • Working knowledge of the principles of high value/ major gift / philanthropy fundraising, including identification, research, solicitation and stewardship of donors
  • Ability to analyse complex information and compile into concise, powerful and persuasive proposals
  • Excellent IT skills, in particular Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and fundraising databases (Raiser’s Edge desirable)

If this role sounds like it could be for you then please do not hesitate to send in your CV.

Please note that due to the high number of potential candidates not all applicants will be responded to.