Philanthropy manager – Tower Hill

Do you think it is a national disgrace that in England and Wales, two women a week are killed by their partner or ex-partner? Or that one woman in every four will experience domestic violence at some point during her life-time?

Do you want to work for an organisation that provides a voice for these women, and play a vital role in ensuring that life-saving services are in place to support them? If so, then philanthropy manager at Refuge may be the perfect role for you.

Refuge is the country’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence. Every day we support over 3,700 women and children in our national network of services. We advise Government and lobby to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider.

Refuge is committed to a world where domestic and other gender violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety. We aim to empower women and children to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear.

Philanthropy manager

£ 38,760 – £ 42,840 per annum

Tower Hill

REF: 005 PHM

The philanthropy manager will help develop and grow the major donor fundraising portfolio over the next five years. The role will research, prospect, steward, and solicit high net worth individuals in order to secure funding. The philanthropy manager will provide major donors with exceptional supporter care and will support the CEO to ensure the delivery of effective donor relationship management.

To be successful in this role you should have a proven track record of building, developing and managing positive relationships at the highest level as well as securing five to six figure gifts from high net worth individuals.

The role will fundraise for specific campaigns and the organisation on an unrestricted basis, so experience of both is also desirable. You will also be experienced working with high level events and will be an essential member of the team when hosting and planning donor-centered events.

You will be expected to have the credibility, gravitas and ability to build close working relationships directly with the CEO and other senior stakeholders. Sophisticated writing skills are essential for the success in this role.

You must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all of our work.

There has never been a more exciting time to join Refuge. Public consciousness around domestic violence is increasing and, in a climate of squeezed local authority budgets, there is a renewed focus on generating income from new sources. This role is a brilliant opportunity for a passionate and creative high performing individual hoping to make their mark in the women’s sector.

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice. Benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.  

Closing date:   9am – 10th May 2016                                          Interview date:   18th May 2016

Philanthropy manager job description

To apply please review the personal specification to ensure you evidence the shortlisting criteria within your CV and cover letter, and send it to us on  

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

No agencies please – as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.