Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager (Midlands)

Job Description & Person Specification
Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager (Midlands)

Salary: £30-35,000 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Location: Birmingham
Reports to: Fundraising Director
Closing Date: 21st Feb 2019

About READ Foundation

READ Foundation is a UK based registered charity working to create school places for children living in poverty in the developing world.

We create opportunities for orphan and needy children to go to school to gain an education and build a better life for themselves. We do this by renovating old dilapidated schools or constructing entirely new ones from the ground up, as well as offering full scholarships to orphan children and subsidised fees to children from low-income families.

We created our first school in 1994 with a single classroom of 25 children, while as of this academic year we are now running 386 schools, in which 107,760 children study, almost 10% of whom are orphaned by father or both parents. However, with a global shortage of classrooms in the millions, there is still much to do to achieve universal education.
Purpose of Job

As Philanthropy and partnerships Manager you will be closely working with the Fundraising Director on creating, developing and nurturing relationships with high value individuals and major donors, partners and your local community in order to maximise income. Supported by the Fundraising Director, you will have responsibility for the full cycle of giving from research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

Summary of role

1. Identifying, researching and cultivating new sources of income
2. Identifying and securing additional prospects through exploring exciting networks and sectors
3. Implement and manage an effective account plan for each supporter as well as providing financial income and expenditure reports for each donor
4. Develop and manage effective relationships ensuring excellent and consistent supporter stewardship
5. Manage a portfolio of high net worth individuals and major donors
6. Work across wider fundraising networks and communities to identify opportunities for engagement
7. Any other duties as directed by and agreed with Fundraising Director

Key responsibilities

• Develop a strategy to ensure a clear plan of action is in place for implementation
• Be an ambassador at events, supporting the delivery of READ Foundations vision and ensuring that the charity’s profile and reputation are enhanced
• Maintain and develop relationships with potential / existing donors
• Champion philanthropic engagement and activity to ensure that organisationally we are maximising opportunities to achieve the greatest return
• Champion community engagement and activity to ensure that organisationally we are maximising opportunities to achieve the greatest return
• To hold regular meetings including monthly management meetings with the Fundraising Director to evaluate the progress and success of targets & objectives set
• To work at all times within the guidelines of the Institute of Fundraising best practice and comply with relevant legislation and regulation.
• To work within an innovative, positive and creative ethos, identifying new opportunities for fundraising.
• Adhere to stated policies and procedures as per the company handbook including health and safety requirements.
• Build the capacity of the READ Foundation team in the area of Major donor and community fundraising.

Person Specification

• High Net Worth, major donor, partnerships fundraising and the ability to develop and cultivate relationships.
• Securing, retaining and growing donations from individuals, partners and major donors
• Networking and generating income from High Net Worth, professional and community events
• Developing and implementing a Community fundraising strategy
• The ability to connect with individuals in order to attract financial support
• Experience of effectively managing a portfolio of diverse donors and prospects
• Juggling a demanding workload, whilst being strategic and creative
• Excellent writing and presentation skills
• Excellent researching skills

This job description reflects the current requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop due to changes in organisational and other circumstances, so the actual duties and responsibilities will vary from the particulars of this job description.

Special Working Conditions

• Work occasional flexible hours including evenings and weekends

Instructions to Apply

For further details and an informal discussion please contact

Please send your full CV and supporting letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the person specification for the post by no later than Thursday 21st February 2019 at 5pm to