VAC2744 - Senior Philanthropy Manager

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Home Worker (England, Wales and NI)

Salary: £42, 417 - £47,660 - actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) (+ London Allowance of £3,600 if applicable)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 04 February 2022

Interview Date: To be confirmed (interviews will be conducted through Zoom or Teams)

Contact: / 07483 122470

VAC2744 - Senior Philanthropy Manager

Contract - Fixed term 12 months

Location - Homebased with occasional travel to London

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the Role

This role sits within the Philanthropy team and plays a vital role in the success of our Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) campaign. Insurance United Against Dementia is a unique senior volunteer board campaign which aims to raise £10 million for critical dementia research and support services. Since the campaign launched in September 2017, we have seen significant success, securing over £6.5 million through corporate partnerships, philanthropy and events.

We are now looking for a highly professional individual with outstanding fundraising and relationship-building skills to join us on a 12 month maternity contract. During your tenure, the role will take the lead on day-to-day campaign management and delivery, working closely with the IUAD Chair to achieve success across all campaign fundraising areas. The role will also lead and drive the philanthropic arm of the campaign specifically, managing ‘IUAD Partners’ – our dedicated giving club. You will be responsible for stewarding members and developing the prospect pipeline to grow the initiative, with a particular focus on securing philanthropic gifts at the five and six-figure level, with the support of the board members and existing IUAD Partner network.

This role also leads on a small number of relationships with industry foundations and manages the Fundraising Development Manager, who is responsible for the delivery of IUAD events and communications across the insurance market.

This is a hugely exciting time to join the team as our ambitious Board commits to a new phase of the campaign, bringing on new board members and expanding into fresh areas of the industry to identify exciting new opportunities.

About you
You will have demonstrable success in managing high value donors, including securing financial support at the five and six figure gift level. You will have outstanding organisational, interpersonal and communication skills, with a track record of successfully leading complex projects to deliver against income targets. You will be positive, solutions-focussed, and entrepreneurial, and will have significant experience of working with senior figures from the private sector. You will have the ability to present complex information clearly, to negotiate successfully and to influence senior decision makers to achieve success.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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Please note, that for home-working roles, we require a reliable WiFi connection and a minimum 10Mb/s broadband. 
For our home-working employees, we currently offer a home-working allowance of £16 pounds a month (full-time).

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