Philanthropy Manager

Reference number: 45192

Title: Philanthropy Manager

Location: King's Cross, London

Salary: Circa £40,000 per annum (Inc. London Allowance)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Closing date: Sunday 25 April 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

Sense International has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious fundraiser to join our team as a Philanthropy Manager and help take our fundraising to the next level. This full time position will initially be homeworking, but will be based at our head office in King’s Cross, London, post pandemic. 

Sense International’s philanthropy income has grown considerably in the last 2 years and this role continues to be integral to our success. Due to the proximity you will have to our projects and county teams you will witness first-hand how your work directly impacts the lives of children and young people with deafblindness.

As our Philanthropy Manager you will develop and implement an effective Philanthropy fundraising strategy for Sense International that supports income growth and ensures that we deepen our relationships with existing donors and proactively engage new supporters. Responsibilities will include:

  • Handling expenditure budgets and KPIs in line with strategy. 
  • Working closely with Sense International Trustees, Senior Volunteers and our Executive Team, to explore networks and grow our prospect pipeline.
  • Communicating Sense International’s vision and our work on the ground through well targeted proposals, pitches and reports.

Key skills and experience

  •  In-depth experience and knowledge of philanthropy fundraising. 
  • Experience of building excellent relationships with high-net worth individuals and producing cultivation and stewardship plans for new and existing supporters.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate passionately and persuasively.
  • Strong IT skills, including the use of the full Microsoft Office suite and fundraising databases, ideally Raiser’s Edge.

About Sense International

Sense International is a global charity supporting people with deafblindness in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nepal, Tanzania, Peru, Romania and Uganda. We are one of the world’s leading international organisations working for people with deafblindness and their families.

Working at Sense International can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you require a hard copy pack or a different format please contact the recruitment team on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense International is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. 


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)