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Head of Philanthropy

£50,000 FTE
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Prospectus is delighted to be exclusively supporting Hertfordshire Community Foundation (HCF) in the search for a new Head of Philanthropy to join their supportive team.

HCF is an independent charity based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. As one of 47 community foundations in the UK and one of nearly 2,000 across the globe, they have built an endowment of c. £13 million as a community asset to benefit Hertfordshire and its people now and for generations to come. With a mission to grow giving in the county, HCF matches generous people with important community causes and awards over 400 grants yearly.

This is a newly created Head of Philanthropy position that will report directly to the Foundation Director and work collaboratively with the wider team to achieve key organisational targets and strategy outcomes. A strategic role, this person will lead the design and implementation of a philanthropy strategy that will help grow HCF's endowment fund by £2 million over the next three years. With some existing relationships and prospects, this person will manage and build new relationships with HNWI's, as well as proactively seeking match funding opportunities. The role will also work closely with the Grants Team to steward existing fund holders to generate further support.

To be successful as the Head of Philanthropy this person will have proven experience in creating and delivering a philanthropy fundraising strategy to achieve income growth. They will be confident in managing existing and new relationships with individuals to secure five and six-figure gifts. This person will be comfortable working with other senior leaders, donors, and Trustees to ensure income generation targets are met.

This role is a part-time 3-year contract position of 21 hours per week. There will be hybrid working and a salary of £50,000 FTE.

At Prospectus we invest in your journey as a candidate and are committed to supporting you with your application. We welcome candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. Please let us know if we can help you with the application process in any way. We are more than happy to make any reasonable adjustments to enable all interested candidates to apply. If you have any disability and would like assistance with completing an application then please contact Rhiannon Mehta at Prospectus at

If you are interested in applying to this Head of Philanthropy position, please submit your CV in the first instance. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and will arrange for a call and/or meeting to brief you on the role. You'll then have all the information you need to formally apply. We are looking forward to connecting with you soon.

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