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Philanthropy Manager

Reference: DEC20237212
Expiry date: 2024-01-22 23:59:00.000
Location: Highgate, North London
Salary: £40,000 Per Annum
Benefits: Enrolled in staff APTIS pension scheme with a 21% employer contribution, Cycle to work scheme, Fee remission, Free lunch

In light of the increased scale and scope of the work that Highgate will undertake in the next decade, we are seeking to appoint a Philanthropy Manager, to secure five-six figure donations from a portfolio of prospective individual donors and companies and to work with our Development Manager (Stewardship) to step-change our legacy programme.


The postholder will work closely with the Development Director to develop and enhance the school’s fundraising strategy and capabilities.  Working with the Development Office and other members of the school staff, you will raise funds from current and former parents, Cholmeleians, other friends of Highgate School and companies.


You will have direct responsibility for:

  • Contributing to the development of a robust overarching fundraising strategy, working closely with the Development Director and other team members.
  • Soliciting gifts from your portfolio of medium level (£10k - £25k) and major (£25k - £1m) donors and partners including individuals and companies.
  • Planning and running a legacy/planned giving campaign, in conjunction with the Development Manager (Stewardship).
  • Playing a key role in fundraising communications and stewardship and reporting strategy and activities with a specific focus on medium/major donors and partners and legacies.
  • Working closely with the Development Manager – Operations and Campaigns to ensure that all gifts are recorded correctly and allocated to the correct projects/expenditure codes.


For more information, please visit our website - Philanthropy Manager