Job Title: Philanthropy Manager
Location: Hybrid - Regular presence at our offices in Bath plus remote working
Hours: 30 or 37.5 hrs/week (open to flexible working)
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £35,000-38,000 FTE dependent on experience
For over 50 years, Designability has designed and provided products that have enabled disabled people to live with greater independence. Our team of talented designers, engineers and occupational therapists create innovative new products which have helped hundreds of thousands of disabled people with their day to day challenges. We are best known now for Wizzybug, our powered wheelchair which helps young disabled children move and play independently for often the first time in their lives. Families loan one from us for free thanks to the generous support of our donors.
Designability follows The Social Model of Disability, which holds that disabled people are disabled by their environments rather than any variation in their capabilities. We create our innovative products by being experts in user-centred design – put simply, this means that it is disabled people and their needs and views that make our products unique.
We have ambitious plans for the future. We are in a strong financial position with healthy reserves, and have a forward plan for a significant new product innovation launching next year, and an ongoing partnership project which will have impact on the lives of millions of disabled people.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join our dynamic team at an exciting time of growth across our charity, and to make a meaningful difference through our work supporting disabled people to live with greater independence.
We are seeking a highly motivated and outgoing individual to join our team to manage and grow income from Charitable Trusts and Major Donor prospects, through the development of new and existing relationships. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic person who loves making new connections and building strong relationships to join our welcoming and friendly team and help us make a difference to daily life for disabled people across the UK.
You will have proven experience of:
- Successful track record of securing five to six figure gifts, and of building strong relationships with new and existing donors and prospects.
- Producing compelling proposals, funding applications, reports and presentations as required to demonstrate a case for support or meet grant criteria.
- Researching, identifying and successfully managing a new pipeline of donor prospects.
- Maximising networking opportunities and establishing long term support.
You will joining an independent, national charity based in Bath. Our creative and inspiring team includes engineers, technicians, product designers, occupational therapists, fundraisers and administrators. We are led by strong values: we are creative, inclusive and practical, with our vision being to create a future where every disabled person has the products they want to live the life they choose.
We are really proud that we were awarded second place in a recent ‘Best Charities to Work For’ list by Third Sector which is a reflection of our team highly rating the fact that we encourage activities that create strong teams and foster good personal relationships. Our staff also stated their confidence in Designability’s leadership and strategic planning.
To find out more about Designability visit designability.org.uk
The University of Bath provide us with recruitment support and applications are made through the University of Bath jobs website. We choose to follow many of the University of Bath’s human resources policies. However, Designability is a fully independent charity and our staff contracts are not with the University.
For an informal conversation about this role, please email Genevieve Arney, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Designability on firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date for applications: Sunday 11th September 2022.
Interview date: Successful applicants will be offered a mutually convenient interview date.
Interviews will be held in our Bath offices.
Start date: At earliest availability
£35,000-£38,000 FTE depending on experience
30 or 37.5 hrs/week (open to flexible working)
Sunday, 11 September 2022