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Classics for All seeks a Philanthropy Manager

Deadline for application: 12 noon on Friday 6 April 2018

Classics for All (CfA) is a small national educational charity founded in 2010 to reverse the decline in the teaching of Classics (Latin, Ancient Greek, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation) in state schools. We have a passionate commitment to ensuring that pupils of all abilities and backgrounds have access to high quality education opportunities that are stimulating, rich and allow them to fulfil their potential. We provide training, resources and mentoring for state schools that want to teach Classics and since we started, we have supported 700 schools and reached 40,000 students – with ambitions to reach 1,000 schools in the next few years.

In seven years we have grown from £100k to £500k per annum; currently 75% of our income is from individual donors and 25% from Trusts & Foundations. We are confident we have the potential to grow to £750,000 within the next couple of years; this role will play a critical role in our growth.

We seek a new addition to our small team, who is an exceptional writer, highly organised, and is skilled at corresponding with and soliciting donations from individuals, corporates, Trusts & Foundations.

The role

  • Responsibility for growing our income from donors who give up to £1k per year, and ensuring that we achieve steadily growing income from Trusts & Foundations;
  • Identify, research and solicit new donors and supporters;
  • Assist in securing corporate sponsorship, e.g. for our events;
  • Achieve or succeed agreed donor budgets each year.

The person

  • A clear thinker and concise, compelling writer;
  • Highly organised, with a track record of delivering to deadlines;
  • A motivated self-starter that, after initial support, can work on their own and in collaboration with colleagues to achieve financial targets;
  • At least 2 years’ experience of successful income growth through charitable trusts and foundations and/or individual donors and of developing productive long-term relationships. Comparable experience will also be considered if all other criteria are met – see candidate information pack for further detail.

This role would suit an individual that is gaining experience in fundraising and would like to take on a key role in a small organisation.  It would suit someone who wishes to make a positive contribution to a young but rapidly growing charity. We are a friendly team of 2.6fte, based in Covent Garden in the heart of London.

For a full job description and how to apply, please download the Candidate Information Pack.

For any queries or for an informal discussion about the job, please contact Jules Mann: jules@classicsforall.org.uk .