Friends of the Earth

Senior Philanthropy Officer

Join Friends of the Earth as they are looking for a Senior Philanthropy Officer

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: Tuesday 6th June (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 organisational culture. 

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.