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Philanthropy and Grants Manager The HALO Trust

Join the world’s largest humanitarian mine clearance organisation, The HALO Trust, as Philanthropy and Grants Manager and apply your experience to nurture existing relationships and secure new high-value partnerships with philanthropic partners to help them continue their vital work.

  • Location: Hybrid / Wilton, Wiltshire (office-based or remote)
  • Salary: £44,554

Who we are

Across the world, 60 million people in over 60 countries and territories live with the daily threat of landmines. These, and other lethal explosives left behind by fighting, endanger lives and devastate communities. Help cannot reach those in need, families cannot return home, the land is too dangerous to farm and development stops.

The HALO Trust is the world’s largest humanitarian mine clearance organisation. Our mission is to protect lives and restore livelihoods of people affected by conflict.

With an annual turnover of over £120m, we work in 30 countries and territories, from the hot war zones of Ukraine, Libya and Yemen, to post-conflict countries such as Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia. We clear explosive remnants of war and address the causes of conflict and fragility – from inadequate control of weapons and ammunition to food insecurity and land degradation.

We work in partnership with national governments and local communities, employing and empowering over 13,000 women and men to build safe, resilient and prosperous communities, able to withstand the interconnected challenges of conflict, climate change and political and economic instability.

In southern Angola, our clearance work is part of a regional approach to develop conservation in support of Angola’s national plan to diversify its economy, protect its natural environment and create sustainable livelihoods.

Angola has some of the world’s most important remaining wilderness, but the presence of landmines makes it almost impossible to apply the conservation measures needed to protect this vital resource. By clearing landmines, HALO can lay the foundations for life, agriculture and eco-tourism to thrive.

In Ukraine, HALO is the largest demining organisation, having operated in the Donbas since 2016. Russia’s invasion has resulted in mine laying and explosive contamination on a scale not seen in Europe since the Second World War, including across vast tracts of farmland. This prevents agricultural production, which is critical to Ukraine’s economy and global food security.

Our growing programme is already clearing land across five regions, employing over 1,000 local Ukrainian staff—saving lives and bringing Ukraine’s farmland back into productive use as quickly as possible.

True peace cannot come until the land is safe. HALO’s work to clear the deadly debris of war is the first step towards recovery and reconstruction — and the return of hope.

About the role

The HALO Trust has doubled in size over the last eight years as a result of growing support from both governmental and philanthropic donors.

Global income from philanthropic donors has tripled in three years – from circa £5 million to £15 million in 2022. This growth has been driven by six and seven-figure partnerships with major donors, corporations and foundations, initiated by our exceptionally well-connected network of trustees and ambassadors – and nurtured by our committed and progressional global philanthropy team.

As our Philanthropy and Grants Manager, you will lead existing and secure new high-value partnerships with Philanthropic partners (Trusts and Foundations, including Corporates), and lead growth within a portfolio of five, six and potentially seven-figure grant relationships.

You will personally cultivate key donor relationships, providing excellent support stewardship as well as managing a portfolio of prospective donors.

Reporting to the Head of Global Grants Partnerships, you will join a small team of highly skilled, experienced, and driven fundraisers with a collaborative team culture.

You will also work closely with the Director of Global Philanthropy, the Global Philanthropy Lead, and the Global Philanthropy Research and Insight Lead on key strategic accounts and new business.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a passionate high-value fundraiser to join The HALO Trust’s Global Philanthropy Team, with three years’ experience in leading successful relationships with Trust and Foundations, or equivalent philanthropic partnerships, including those giving at the six or seven-figure level.

Other key skills we are looking for include:

  • An excellent communicator with the ability to build relationships with staff and colleagues in different cultural environments.
  • Outstanding written skills with the ability to work with programme and finance colleagues to design robust project proposals, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to demonstrate tact, sophistication, and gravitas.
  • Experience working with a fundraising database to maximise relationship development.
  • A commitment to HALO’s mission and objectives.
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and the ability to articulate HALO’s various programmes and strategies compellingly.
  • Tenacious, self-starting, and able to thrive in a fluid, entrepreneurial context.
  • Collaborative, team player, with a good sense of humour and a low ego.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Katie Booth | katie@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07399 749956

Simon Callaghan | simon@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07702 678658

If you would like to know more about this role please contact Katie Booth

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    Simon Callaghan | simon@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07702 678658

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