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Head of Philanthropy

Permanent, Full Time
£45,000 to £55,000 per annum
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We are looking for a Head of Philanthropy to join the incredible research charity Borne, to be responsible for raising charitable income at the five and six figure gift level and grow the portfolio of high value donors.

This is a London hybrid role (Parsons Green office), ideally with one day a week in the London office (team go in on Thursdays).

The Charity
You would be joining small collaborative team, passionately dedicated to making childbirth safer for mothers and babies through supporting medical research to advance understanding and improve knowledge to save lives. They offer completive benefits as well as an enthusiastic, supportive and busy environment.

The Role
Work with the CEO, Director Of Research and small fundraising team to develop and deliver a Philanthropy strategy to develop high value giving.

To grow the income from c£1m+ with an initial focus on developing a Major Gifts stewardship programme designed to interest, engage and secure philanthropic support utilising their excellent network of warm, engaged donors.

Further develop their warm major donor pipeline, designing tailored stewardship plans to inspire and engage current high net worth individuals to ensure long-term support.

Grow the philanthropic portfolio reviewig corporate and trusts activity further. Lead on crafting compelling products and proposals for funding, negotiating funding agreements and following through with the implementation of successful bids.

Grow the income and the team with the idea of the role to develop into Head Of Fundraising position.

The Candidate
Substantial experience as a successful fundraiser in the charity sector, with a proven track record in high-net-worth relationship stewardship.

Comfortable managing key stakeholder relationships and have the ability to influence senior level individuals both internally and externally.

Be a strategic thinker with the ability to identify new opportunities for developing the fundraising opportunity with a network of supporters.


Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you havent been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful, but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future.

We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest.

Third Solutions encourages applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Third Solutions acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003.

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