The Prince's Trust

Head of Principal Giving

Join The Prince's Trust as they are looking for a Head of Principal Giving

Contract Type:



Full Time, 35 hours per week

Closing Date:

23:59 on 04/06/2023


£40,500.00 to £50,500.00 (includes London weighting and is dependent on your skills, knowledge and experience)




14/06 The Prince’s Trust philanthropy team are looking for an entrepreneurial, passionate, and motivated person who has a strong understanding of what motivates major philanthropists to join our team on a permanent basis. This is a hugely exciting time for the Principal Giving team, having recently embarked on a landmark philanthropy campaign, we are now growing the team. We are in a period of development at the start of the 50th Anniversary Campaign and you will have the opportunity to project manage substantial and exciting projects for high-value fundraising – examples your peers are currently leading in the team include developing the endowment fund and building greater co-working with our international sister charities. You will build high-value relationships with (£1m+) strategic funders of our work, creating your own portfolio as well as working with our committed influencer network and board to convert new supporters. Proactively and independently securing new income to help young people is a fundamental part of the role. This team is perfect for driven and versatile individuals. You will need to have a strong understanding of the organisation's direction and strategy and communicate this in a meaningful way for different audiences. You will also be comfortable presenting with personal credibility to senior personnel, cutting through challenges to approve and pitch transformational investment opportunities for young people, internally and externally. An ability to write compelling proposals/reports and synthesise complex information is a must – as well as a commitment to building warm and genuine relationships. You will be required to see our work first-hand with young people on a regular basis, ensuring our supporters experience our life-changing work with you. If you have any questions that can't be answered in the job description, please email the Talent Acquisition team at

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What happens next?

Please submit a CV, and Cover Letter that includes your experience, transferrable skills and motivation to work for The Prince’s Trust! The Team will be in touch about the next steps shortly after the closing date.

Why do we need a Head of Principal Giving?

Last year, we helped more than 40,000 Young People, with three in four young people on our programmes moving into a positive outcome in work, education or training. The young people we help face a range of challenges, such as unemployment, mental health issues or some have been in trouble with the law. We believe all young people should have the chance to succeed, and that young people are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us. We want to continue having a positive impact on young people’s lives and we couldn’t do this without the important work of the Head of Principal Giving!

Perks for working at The Trust!

Great holiday package! 30 days annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays. Office closure on the days between Christmas and New Year Flexible working! Where operationally possible, our roles require a combination of office days and working from home (please speak to the hiring manager about this particular role) You can volunteer for and/or attend events – music festivals, The Prince’s Trust Awards, active events etc. In-house learning platform! Develop your skills for your career and your role Benefits platform! Everything from health and financial well-being support to discounts on your favourite restaurants, shops and cinemas. Personal development opportunities through our Networks – PT CAN (Cultural Awareness Network), PT GEN (Gender Equality Network), PT DAWN (Disability & Wellbeing Network), PULSE (LGBTQIA+ Network). Fantastic Family leave! Receive 13 weeks of full pay and 13 weeks of half pay for maternity and adoption leave. Receive 8 weeks of full pay for paternity leave. Interest-free season ticket loans The Trust will contribute 5% of your salary to the Trust Pension Scheme Generous life assurance cover (4 x annual salary)

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Equal Opportunities

Here at The Prince's Trust, we're committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. We want to be an organisation that's representative of the communities we serve, which is why we strive for diversity of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion and sex. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can be themselves and do the best work of their lives. We are looking for people that can bring different perspectives and experiences and especially welcome applications from those who are underrepresented in our organisation and sector, such as candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. We’re a Stonewall Diversity Champion and we are an employer that is Disability Confident. Our staff, volunteers and young people are supported by PT CAN (our Cultural Awareness Network), PT GEN (Gender Equality Network), PT DAWN (Disability & Wellbeing Network) and Pulse (LGBTQIA+ Network). For more information,

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The Prince's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, we undertake basic disclosure checks in accordance with the Codes of Practice for all roles within the Trust, and for our roles working directly with young people, at an enhanced level. Having a criminal record will not automatically exclude applicants.

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