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Fundraising and Philanthropy Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this post has now passed.


Our fundraising strategy has three key strands: supporting and enabling strategic relationship management, equipping our parishes to raise more money and driving and supporting strategic central campaigns.

Our fundraising team is responsible for supporting and delivering our fundraising strategy; identifying and communicating our fundraising needs and encouraging fundraising awareness within the organisation.



Post Introduction

We are seeking a self-motivated, creative Fundraising and Philanthropy Manager to be responsible for the further development and implementation of our fundraising strategy. The Fundraising and Philanthropy Manager is responsible for implementing and developing the fundraising strategy and overseeing the work of the Parish Support Fundraising Manager.

We are seeking applicants who are inspired to help achieve our Capital Vision 2020 aims.



Role Responsibility

  • Oversee the continued implementation of the fundraising strategy in line with the needs of the Diocese.
  • Continue the culture change in the Diocese for fundraising to become a more explicit part of the organisation’s operations.
  • Oversee the strategic/key relationships with individuals, trusts and livery companies in partnership with the senior leadership team to maximise opportunities to support the work of the parishes and the central diocesan hub. This will involve supporting and guiding key members of senior staff in building relationships, cultivating and stewarding them.
  • Be responsible for identifying and communicating our fundraising needs, including producing compelling cases for support, impact reports and communications/marketing materials. Work closely with CV2020 leaders and the strategic development team on fundraising plans for projects.  Run occasional fundraising dinners/events.
  • Support and manage the Parish Fundraising Manager as they provide parishes with a package of support to enable them to achieve their fundraising targets. This will also involve advising some parishes about their fundraising plans.
  • Be responsible for the fundraising targets and cost budget, ensuring resources are used in the most effective way.
  • Ensure we comply with the fundraising standards and best practice.
  • Undertake other projects and tasks as appropriate.

The Ideal Candidate


  • Experience of donor relationship management and strategic planning, with a good knowledge of fundraising techniques and persuasive writing skills
  • Experience of major donor fundraising and a track record of building relationships and securing major gifts   
  • Experience of managing income targets and cost budgets
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal
  • Able to identify problems and opportunities, shape solutions, successfully implement, with colleagues and stakeholders on board
  • Dynamic individual 
  • Highly organised
  • Self-motivated and focused
  • Some flexibility, including willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as and when required


  • Understanding of the ethos, culture and mission of the Church of England



About Us

The Church of England in London is growing, vibrant and at the heart of communities throughout the capital. At the London Diocesan Fund we seek to do everything we can to support this mission and growth, using our resources to help our parishes and chaplains to serve over 4 million people.

We understand the benefits of employing individuals from a range of backgrounds, with diverse cultures and talents. We aim to create a workforce that:

·       values difference in others and respects the dignity and worth of each individual

·       reflects the diversity of the nation that the Church of England exists to serve

·       fosters a climate of creativity, tolerance and diversity that will help all staff to develop to their full potential.

To learn more about the work we do, click here

To learn more about Capital Vision 2020 please click here

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