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Fundraising Manager

Fundraising Manager 

Founded in 1611, Charterhouse is one of the great historic public schools of England. With four centuries of history behind it, the School is committed to being at the forefront of educational progress in the twenty-first century. Charterhouse is within commuting distance of London. 

Position: Foundation Manager (Philanthropy Lead) 
Location: Godalming, Surrey 
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week 
Salary: £42,000 to £47,000 depending on the qualifications, skills and experience of the successful candidate 
Benefits: 5 weeks’ holiday plus 8 statutory bank holidays; Membership of the Charterhouse Club (sports centre); Inclusion in Personal Accident Insurance Cover; Employee Assistance Programme; School lunches; Death in Service Benefit; Contributory Pension Scheme; Subsidised membership of School Golf Club; Cycle to Work Scheme. 

About the role: 

The Foundation Manager will secure philanthropic support for the School through face-to-face solicitations, regular giving appeals and legacy campaigns with our alumni, parents and other friends of Charterhouse. 


- Cultivate and secure major gifts, primarily in the range of £10,000 to £250,000 
- Input into and support the strategic direction of the department and deputise for the Foundation Director 
- Build upon and implement the School’s major gift fundraising strategy 
- Lead the solicitation planning process for those major gift prospects 
- Help build a growing and sustainable prospect pool, especially with a view to identifying new major gift potential donors for a future multi-year campaign 
- Contribute to the development of the Case for Support for the School’s capital projects, legacy and bursary fundraising programmes 
- Work together with the Foundation Officer (Database & Giving) to manage an annual programme of appropriate regular giving opportunities 
- Promote legacy giving to all those prospects approached individually and through larger appeals 
- Work closely with Foundation Office colleagues to ensure that the School’s regular giving and major gifts programmes are complementary to one another 
- Deliver an appropriate recognition and stewardship programme for all of donors 
- Cultivate relationships with all past, current and potential donors with a view to securing their on-going or future support either financially or by endorsement to others 
- Support the development and implementation of communications and events in relation to fundraising and alumni relations 

About you: 

- Graduate or equivalent experience 
- Record of accomplishment in major gift fundraising, including the application of major gift fundraising techniques 
- Good communication (especially listening) skills, with a very high standard of written English 
- Preferably experience in putting together compelling ‘bespoke’ proposals and other fundraising literature 
- Excellent IT skills including the use of Microsoft Office 
- Knowledge of relevant compliance standards such as fundraising regulation and data protection 
- Current, clean driving license 
- Ideally a minimum of three years’ working in a professional Development Office 
- Proven record of securing six figure gifts beneficial 
- Understanding of fundraising in the independent school’s sector desirable 
- Experience of Raiser’s Edge software would be an advantage 

You may have experience of the following: Foundations Manager, Philanthropy Manager, Philanthropy Lead, Philanthropy Officer, Fundraising Manager, Fundraiser, Fundraising Officer, Partnerships Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Development Executive, etc.