Senior Partnerships & Philanthropy Officer

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P6508
  • Date Posted: 3 June 2021
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Location: Rugby, Warwickshire
  • Salary: £32,014 to £34,363
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Benefits
  • Sector: Not For Profit, Charity, Third Sector
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

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We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and ambitious high value fundraiser to work as a Senior Partnerships & Philanthropy Officer. The post-holder will play a key role in the fast-growing and high performing Partnerships and Philanthropy Unit.


The Partnerships & Philanthropy Team has seen significant growth over the last few years, built around strong partnerships with major funders and have ambitions to increase income to £9m+ a year.


The Senior Partnerships & Philanthropy Officer will play a vital role in supporting this ambition, and in helping the organisation to achieve its wider goals. As the Senior Partnerships & Philanthropy Officer you will have a strong aptitude and proven success in winning new business and subsequently developing and managing a portfolio of donors and prospects capable of making five, six and, potentially, seven figure grants. These donors and prospects are sophisticated grant-makers and major donors, drawn from the UK, Europe and the US, giving large, multi-year grants to complex projects and campaigns.


Critical to the success of the role will be the ability to identify, research, engage, communicate, build relationships and win support from donors and prospects. The role will also require you to engage, communicate and work with colleagues across the organisation to secure new donors. As the Senior Partnerships & Philanthropy Officer you will need to quickly understand often complex projects and strategies and engage and communicate about these with donors. You will also need to work collaboratively with colleagues and donors to negotiate and develop proposals and steward supporters.


The role offers an amazing opportunity for an ambitious fundraiser who is seeking a challenging but, ultimately, incredibly rewarding role.



You have a solid understanding of high value fundraising (trusts and foundations and major donors), and you have most likely had previous experience winning new business and managing and developing a portfolio of high value donors. Ideally you will have some experience of international development and/or some experience of European or US funders.

You are confident at identifying and seizing opportunities, quickly building relationships and securing support.

You are a confident communicator with the ability to work with a range of people to help secure grants and manage donor relationships, ideally on complex projects.

You are great at organising yourself and you are a confident problem solver. And whilst you will need to be passionate for the cause, you will also need to be a calm head when things don’t go right.



The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons you’ll think this organisation is a great place to work.

The new open plan offices are located in the centre of Rugby near to the train station and also offer free parking.

In addition, the organisation offers the following benefits:

  • Flexible working/hours – full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.
  • Most staff in the UK are currently working from home due to coronavirus and they expect to it be this way for some time. It is however their practice normally that they operate an agile flexible working policy, where flexible working hours are enabled as well as remote working (between 2-3 days per week depending on the role)
  • 26 days holiday in addition to public holidays
  • A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment - employer contributes 10% of salary and the employee contributes 5%
  • Life assurance (3 x annual salary)
  • Bike to Work scheme



The organisation is an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

They help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. They work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And they share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

They’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. They combine these specialisms to multiply their impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.


Additional information

The organisation treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

The organisation is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.



To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details. CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement will be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.


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