Philanthropy Manager (PL696)

Location: Canterbury
Hours: 22.5 hours per week
Salary: £18,794.40 - £20,9991 (full time eqivalent £31,324 - £34,985) gross per annum
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: 9am Wednesday 28 February

Because like you, we’re dedicated to changing attitudes and changing lives.

About us: At Porchlight, we’re passionate about helping vulnerable people to reach their full potential. We’re working towards a fairer society where the most excluded are included and homelessness and poverty are things of the past.

The role: Supporting Porchlight’s overall fundraising strategy, this new role is an exciting development within the organisation and fundraising team.  The post-holder will play a big part in developing a major donor fundraising strategy, managing a portfolio of high value donor relationships, managing the cultivation events programme, securing income from high net worth individuals and establishing a culture for high level philanthropic giving within the charity.

You will be part of a supportive, dynamic and growing team that is working to help ensure that Porchlight can address the growing need for people that are excluded, isolated and vulnerable.

What you need:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in securing, developing and managing high value relationships.
  • Experience of soliciting mid to high level gifts.
  • Excellent relationship management skills with a solid understanding for the principles of philanthropy, major donor fundraising and tax-effective giving.
  • An ability to manage potentially long-term high value donor relationships with confidence, integrity, diplomacy and tenacity.
  • Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills.

Benefits: As a member of the Porchlight team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • free life insurance
  • flexible working hours
  • 25 days holiday per year

How to apply: if this sound likes the opportunity for you, please visit our website to apply online. The job description is available on our website by clicking on the ‘Our Current Vacancies’ button.  Please contact Helena Barber on 01227 760078 or email if you wish to discuss the role in more detail before making your application.

Closing date: By 9am, Wednesday 28 February
Interview date: Thursday 8 March

Porchlight is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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