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Philanthropy Manager - £40,000


Philanthropy Manager

Salary:                           £40,000

Contract:                       Permanent, full time

Location:                       Angel, Central London

I CAN, the UK’s leading children’s communication charity, have an opportunity for a motivated relationship fundraising professional to make a real difference to the lives of children in the UK.

I CAN believes that language is a fundamental life skill, essential for all learning and for making friends.  In some areas in the UK, over 50 per cent of children arrive at school without the basic language skills they need for learning.

Through its training programmes and interventions, specialist schools, valuable resources and information outputs, and hosting of The Communication Trust, I CAN provides critical support to children of all ages and the children’s workforce.  Thousands of nurseries and schools across the UK benefit from its evidence-based programmes and I CAN itself runs two special schools for children and young people with the most severe and complex communication needs.

I CAN has ambitious plans for growth over the next three years and needs to grow its voluntary fundraising income to allow the charity to develop pioneering new approaches to support children who have trouble communicating.  Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy and a key part of the team, the new Philanthropy Manager will be committed to I CAN’s cause and will significantly improve our performance in building long term engaging relationships and raising funds.

We are keen to hear from you if you have:

  • Experience of building and managing personal relationships with high net worth individuals and/or senior stake holders and/or influential individuals.
  • Implementation experience of the principles of major gift fundraising, including identification, research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donors or equivalent experience in a commercial organisation.
  • Experience networking with, and influencing, senior people both internally and externally in order to achieve pre-defined outcomes.

For full details and to apply: Please download the application pack here

Closing date: 5pm (BST), Monday 1st May 2017


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