Friends of the Earth
Can you help us protect people and planet? Please come join Friends of the Earth’s fundraising
team and help us achieve our ambitions!
We have seen steady growth in donations from major donors over the last five years and are
continuing to invest and develop our Philanthropy programme to significantly increase our
income over the next 5 years. You can help us with this.
We are recruiting for a Senior Philanthropy Officer on a fixed term maternity cover, 30 hours
per week and would love for you to join our fantastic team.
What you’ll be doing…
You will manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors, focusing on cultivation,
stewardship, and uplift strategies to reach annual income targets, as well as the qualification
of new prospects. In addition, you will line manage a Philanthropy Officer who is responsible
for the management of their own portfolio of current and prospective major donors.
You’ll be working as part of the Philanthropy team within our established Major Partnerships
team, which manages nearly £6 million of relationships with major donors, trusts, and
corporates. We have recently introduced a new prospect research function to work closely with
the team alongside our Events and Stewardship Officer.
Who we are looking for…
We‘re looking for someone who is creative, thoughtful and understands major donors’ motivations
to give. You’ll be skilled in written and email communications and be very comfortable in
meetings, events and giving presentations to donors. You’ll also love working collaboratively
across the organisation to develop compelling asks for donors.
Closing date: Monday 24th July (23:59)
Contract Type: 12 months fixed term Maternity Cover
Hours: full time (30 hours over 4 days)
Location: Flexible across England, Wales and Northern Ireland
We offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance including a 4-day working
week with no loss of pay, excellent learning and development opportunities and a vibrant
Our staff body is currently under-representative of People of Colour, LGBTQIA+ people and
people with long term conditions or impairments. We are committed to eroding these historic
barriers, so as to create a movement in which people from all walks of life see themselves in,
and so we particularly encourage you to apply if you belong to one of these groups or sit at
multiple intersections of disadvantage. We are committed to the Disability Confident standard
and will guarantee an interview to any candidates who declare a disability and who meet the
essential criteria for the role.
Friends of the Earth staff are not permitted to hold office for political parties or stand
as candidates for political parties. Staff should also seek permission from the Senior
Management Team if they wish to hold a non-public facing official role in a political party. If
this is an issue, please do raise this with us as soon as possible.
Friends of the Earth is an international community dedicated to protecting the natural
world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We lead campaigns, provide resources and
information, and drive real solutions to the environmental problems facing us all.
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