Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your fundraising skills and make a real impact towards our aim to reverse the rise in people forced to sleep on the street?
We have an exciting opportunity for a Philanthropy Officer to join our supportive team of experienced fundraisers. This is a fantastic time to join us at St Mungo’s.
As Philanthropy Officer, you will provide valuable administrative support to the Major and High Value Donor team to ensure that we provide an exceptional experience for our supporters. You will also manage a portfolio of relationships with our supporters, including planning events and visits to projects and writing letters, proposals and reports to connect in a meaningful and effective way with those engaged with our cause. To ensure we are effectively engaging potential supporters of our work, you will collaborate with our teams delivering vital work in services to develop engaging ways of talking about their work and its impact, and deliver communications to new and existing audiences.
The team is going from strength to strength having over-achieved on fundraising targets last year and are now building on this success to enable the charity to transform and expand services to meet the growing need in the current housing crisis. As a department focussed on progression and career development, this role has arisen due to positive changes elsewhere in the team.
Who we’re looking for
We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills at all levels, including both internal and external stakeholders.
If you are able to prepare and deliver compelling engagement and effectively manage processes and projects for a team, we will support you to develop the skills needed to personally secure income and manage relationships that will impact homelessness. We would welcome applications from people with transferrable skills wanting a first step in the charity sector or those wanting to step up their experience in fundraising.
What we offer
Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities
St Mungo’s employees are encouraged to consider opportunities to develop new skills or progress including; secondments, internal transfers, application to new roles in the organisation or just to get involved in various projects happening within the organisation.
As a result last year 35% of our vacancies were filled by promotions. In 2019 we achieved We Invest in People Gold level accreditation and are one of just 3% of housing associations to achieve this standard; 82% of staff who took part in the IIP survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.
A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place
At St Mungo’s is a Disability Confident Employer, we are in the top 100 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2020 and we are. Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work.
We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 7 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves. Our Networks include: BAME, Carer’s and Parent’s, Lived Experience, LGBTQIA+, Disability Awareness, Irish and Women’s Action.
Flexible Working and Other Benefits
We are committed to maintaining your work/life balance. We offer 25 days annual leave, and operate a very popular Flexi Time scheme, which allows you to supplement your annual leave entitlement. After 5 years, staff annual leave entitlement increases to 28 days.
St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.
What we do
At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2019 we supported nearly 30,000 people who were either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.
How to apply
To view the job description and guidance on completing your application form, please click on the document available tab at the top of the advert page on our website.
Closing date: 10am on Thursday 11 June 2020
Interview and assessments on: Tuesday 23 June 2020
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.