The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Senior Relationships Manager

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Senior Relationships Manager

Title: Senior Relationships Manager
Reports to: Head of Major Giving
Salary: £45,000 – £48,000
Location: London, SW1V 1RB

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award. Our ambition is for every young person aged 14 to 24 to have the opportunity to participate in the Award. Through participating in the Gold, Silver or Bronze Award, young people develop the skills, confidence and life experience needed to face the challenges of adulthood.

The Award is accessible to young people from all walks of life, including those with disabilities or from underprivileged backgrounds, and we work closely with schools, colleges, youth groups and young offender institutions, involving a network of over 50,000 volunteers, to deliver The Award.

The DofE’s national fundraising team is responsible for securing over £4.5m a year, with the ambition to increase this to £6m by 2021.  We had a hugely successful year in 2016 celebrating our 60th, Diamond Anniversary with a wide range of fundraising initiatives and high end events raising £5m of additional income for the Charity. We now need to keep the momentum to build on this success over the next five years.

The Major Giving team will play an integral part in this growth and we are looking for someone with exceptional people skills who can help us nurture and grow our relationships to help achieve and exceed this target. The team creates and looks after lasting relationships with high net worth individuals and charitable trusts from a variety of sectors. Our purpose is to ensure donors have the best possible experience of giving to the charity and to increase our network of support.

Coming from a background in the charity or commercial sales / business development sectors you will be a first class relationship builder. You will get your energy from being out of the office at meetings and events. You love to network and find connections between people, their interests and the charity. One of your main responsibilities will be Helping the Head of Major Giving to drive the team to achieve their annual income target to £4m by 2023 through donation and high end events.

This is a crucial role for our organisation and we are incredibly excited about a new Senior Relationships Manager joining our successful fundraising team.

For more information about the role and to apply please visit our recruitment microsite:

Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, contact our consultant at Peridot Partners: Annie Regan-Tighe on 07739 364034 or

Apply by Monday 4th February 2019

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