Philanthropy Manager

Closed: Friday, March 29, 2024
Fundraising Individual Giving Major Donor

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  • Salary £45,000 - £50,000 per year
  • Location London, Greater London (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Arts, Culture, Heritage
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At JW3, our mission is to increase the quality, variety and volume of Jewish conversation in London and beyond. We seek to achieve this by offering multiple entry points into Jewish life, culture and community for the widest possible range of people, and programming outstanding events, activities, classes and courses – the diversity of which reflects the diversity of our community.

We receive over 200,000 visits each year to our purpose-built centre that houses a Cinema, Restaurant, Bar, Café, Nursery, and over a dozen spaces where a year-round programme of over 6,000 activities takes place, including adult education, language classes, theatre, music performances, youth programmes, after-school activities, food & drink workshops and demonstrations, parties, ‘big name’ talks and debates, films, family programmes and more. 

An important part of JW3’s funding comes from high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) who support the charity on a long-term basis. As Philanthropy Manager, you will maximise charitable income through building strong and authentic relationships with these HNWI's, and will be responsible for developing the major donor strategy with the support of the Development Director.

POSITION: Philanthropy Manager

LOCATION: London, NW3 (with scope for hybrid working)

REPORTING TO: Development Director

SALARY: £45,000-£50,000 per annum, depending on experience

HOURS: Full time, 37.5 hours/week

BENEFITS: JW3 staff enjoy working in a dynamic, vibrant community centre environment. You will have access to discounted and free tickets to a wide range of cultural, educational and other events and activities that take place under our roof, including free cinema tickets (subject to availability) for our gorgeous boutique cinema. You will enjoy eating and drinking in our cafe with a staff discount, taking a break on the JW3 Beach in the summer or coming for a skate on the JW3 Ice Rink in the winter. You will also benefit from a best-in-class proactive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which offers mental health support, 24/7 medical support through a free online GP, death in service 2x salary, and a physical and mental wellbeing app accessed through gamified technology which offers rewards and discounts. You will also have 28 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), alongside all Jewish holidays that fall on a working day.

HOW TO APPLY: Click on the Quick Apply button below, and you will be asked to submit a CV and covering letter.

CLOSING DATE: 29th March 2024


  • Lead on the development and delivery of our major donor strategy, 
  • Identify and build relationships with new individual supporters and prospects and ensure a consistent, healthy pipeline of new supporters
  • Increase the number of individual supporters making regular donations (annual/multi-year) year on year
  • Employ a variety of personal engagement and communications mechanisms to ensure that prospects and supporters become, and remain, fully engaged with our cause
  • Research and identify new donors, 
  • Analyse income of donations in-building and online, working with Marketing to leverage fundraised income and engagement
  • Organise fundraising events, ensuring a smooth donor experience
  • Oversee the effective use of internal systems to ensure best practice in fundraising, data collection, gift aid and gift acceptance policy
  • Provide support as needed to the wider JW3 Development team, particularly at fundraising events
  • Develop and maintain detailed knowledge and information on JW3 services, projects and priority areas in order to keep donors updated
  • Represent JW3 externally, communicating the vision, values, and case for support to the wider community at appropriate external forums
  • Build and manage appropriate relationships with relevant local and national organisations to strengthen our individual giving abilities
  • Attend Development Board meetings and follow up fundraising leads with Trustees 


  • Extensive and demonstrable experience in a fundraising-focused role
  • Proven ability to engage confidently and effectively with a range of audiences 
  • Demonstrable experience of achieving income against target
  • Strong event management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, with an ability to develop effective approaches and cases for support
  • Experience of developing positive, effective relationships with trustees
  • Demonstrable understanding of the principles of Data Protection legislation, alongside other relevant legislation and guidelines within fundraising
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Strong presentation and numeracy skills
  • Highly organised, with efficient management of time and responsibilities 
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Willing and able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the team and organisation
  • Ability to navigate competing priorities and manage time-sensitive issues in a calm, professional manner
  • Proactive and solution-focused, with an ability to take initiative and a creative approach to problem-solving
  • High level of IT proficiency 

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