Philanthropy Officer

Location: London
Closing Date: 2nd Jun 2023
Anna Freud (square)

Employment Type: Employed

Location: London.
Application Deadline: 02 June 2023 12:00.
Positions Available: 1.
Vacancy Type: Permanent/Full Time.
Working Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week) or part-time (minimum 28 hours per week). Flexible working is possible. Some out of hours work (before 09:00, after 17:00 and weekend) may be required occasionally.
Salary: £35,000 to £36,500 per annum FTE, depending on experience, plus 6% contributory pension scheme.

Job Summary

The Anna Freud Centre is a world-leading mental health charity for children, young people and their families. Our mission is to close the gap in wellbeing and mental health by advancing, translating, delivering, and sharing the best science and practice with everyone who impacts the lives of children, young people and their families. More information about the Anna Freud Centre is available on our website:

We value diversity and aim to have diverse workforce that reflects the community and our service users, in line with our vision, values and inclusion commitments. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

The Centre recently launched its new five year strategy – Closing the Gap – which includes a strategic emphasis on raising income from major donors. The major donor team is responsible for major donor income (from individuals and Family Trusts) and sits in the Fundraising team, which is responsible for all major donor, trust and foundation, corporate, community and statutory income. It is a high-growth, responsive and innovative team, having increased annual revenue by £1 million in the last 12 months to £4.6 million. The Philanthropy Officer plays a vital role in contributing to sustaining and increasing income from major donors through fundraising activities, including independently managing a portfolio of dedicated existing donors and delivering excellent account management and stewardship. The post-holder will support the Fundraising team to meet income targets and be expected to build strong, collaborative relationships across the Centre to ensure excellent understanding of our activities in order to be able to explain our work to our funders and supporters.

We are looking for someone who has worked in a fundraising team and is experienced in donor management, who has managed and prioritised a portfolio of existing and prospective funders. The role requires you to build strong relationships internally and externally, and (in time) be able to talk confidently about the work that the Anna Freud Centre does. You will be responsible for writing proposals and update reports for a variety of donor audiences, and so being able to alter tact and communication style is key.

This is an excellent opportunity to work within a busy and successful fundraising team, and to develop understanding and experience of major donor fundraising – specifically with high value individual philanthropists and family foundations. You will also have exposure to the Trustee Board who are extremely active in supporting fundraising activities at the Anna Freud Centre.

The major donor income stream is growing and is a priority area for the Anna Freud Centre. There is opportunity for this role to help shape how major donor fundraising will look into the future as we grow as an organisation.

Please email [email protected] with any job enquiries, or if you require assistance or experience difficulties when applying. Please note that successful candidate(s) will be asked to evidence their Right to Work in the UK post-job offer – we do not hold a sponsor licence therefore we are unable to provide Visa sponsorship.

Hybrid working (a mixture of onsite and home/remote working). Staff are working onsite for at least 20% of their working hours at the Anna Freud Centre in King’s Cross (4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH).

Contract duration

Closing date for applications
Midday (12pm), Friday 2 June 2023.

Notification of interview
Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Thursday 8 June 2023. During shortlisting, applicants are anonymously assessed using the criteria visible in the Job Profile. Please note: due to the high volume of applications received, we will not be able to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 12 June 2023.

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