Philanthropy Manager

Reference number: 47924

Title: Philanthropy Manager

Location: King's Cross, London (Hybrid)

Salary: £42,999.00 per annum (Inc. London Allowance)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Closing date: Sunday 21 August 2022

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 working flexibily between home and our office in King’s Cross, London. 

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.

Find out more about Sense International's work in the video below.

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.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

Sense International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check or equivalent police checks if situated outside of the UK.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on +44 (0)121 415 6735 or

Sense International is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. We value everyone’s contribution and ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential. We will promote equality and diversity in all that we do and the work we do in partnership with others.

Please note: To apply for the role of Philanthropy Manager at Sense International you will be redirected to the Sense UK website as we use the same HR system.

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)