Philanthropy Manager

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Looking to join a high performing, high value team?

Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. From incredible practical solutions like enabling marginalised farmers without land to earn a living by cultivating pumpkins on barren sandbars, to innovative ideas like their extraordinary floating gardens, which uses water hyacinth to construct rafts enabling farmers to grow crops on flooded land. Practical Action is searching for an exceptionally talented Philanthropy Manager to create and lead a bold new philanthropy programme that will motivate, inspire and capture the hearts and imaginations of major donors. If you are looking for a role with real, tangible impact in a charity that is making huge strides forward, this is the one for you.

We’re looking for a spirited philanthropy specialist with bags of energy and enthusiasm; someone with an impressive back catalogue of major gifts from individuals at five, six and preferably seven figure level. Someone who is both inspired and inspiring about Practical Action’s work, as well as a motivational and dynamic manager of people with a current team of two and potential for growth. Our new Philanthropy Manger will play a key role in delivering ambitious growth by devising and implementing a new multi-year philanthropy strategy to secure income from a portfolio of existing and new major donors. This role will suit a brilliant strategic thinker who can also lead the operational delivery of the major gifts programme including development and stewardship of a portfolio of key relationships.

More details can be found in the recruitment pack on the next page. To apply, please send a copy of your CV to our Midlands consultant, Ellen Drummond: ellen@charitypeople.co.uk for lots more detail. Please do not apply via this portal.

In return, Practical Action offers a flexible, life and family-friendly working culture and the opportunity to work up to 2 days from home. Brand new, open plan offices in the heart of Rugby and a truly unique opportunity to be at the forefront as the charity embarks on an extraordinary period of growth and development.

Closing date for applications is 22nd July and interviews will be held on 2nd and 3rd August.

Date of expiry 22nd Jul
Salary £42,375 - £45,326
Location Rugby, Warwickshire