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Philanthropy Manager The Cardinal Hume Centre

The Cardinal Hume Centre seek a Philanthropy Manager to seize abundant fundraising opportunities with wealthy supporters and really make their mark at this inspirational organisation working to counter to homelessness, deprivation and rampant inequality in central London.

  • Location: London (Westminster, SW1)
  • Salary: £38,000
  • Closing date: 9 a.m. Monday 22nd July

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Who we are

At the Cardinal Hume Centre, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a full life, but we know that homelessness and poverty can wreck that potential. Too often homelessness at a young age is repeated and compounded in later years.

Our renewed vision is to increase our focus on young people, children and their families — to value every individual, nurture their potential and help people thrive.

For more than 35 years, the Cardinal Hume Centre has helped people facing poverty and the threat of homelessness in Westminster, enabling children and young people to turn their lives around. Responding to the needs of the community the Centre is adaptive and reactive, providing walk-in appointments with their assessment team who offer basic advice and refer to our other services which include:

  • Our Family Centre, offering a range of free services for families to help struggling parents trying to make ends meet
  • Our young adults supported accommodation, providing homeless 16-24 year-olds with a place to call home, offering wrap-around support to help them focus on their education and development
  • Free legal immigration advice, prioritising supporting children and families at risk of deportation – helping them to navigate an unforgiving Home Office
  • Welfare benefits advice for those struggling to manage on a low income
  • Housing advice for people living in unsuitable or insecure accommodation or worried about losing their home
  • One-to-one employment support to help those unemployed find jobs they want to do and improve in-work prospects
  • One-to-one English language support to those who find their language struggles are holding them back from finding employment.

All of the above is part of our strategy to help young people and families avoid homelessness, whilst supporting those who are already experiencing or have experienced homelessness.

About the role

We are looking to recruit a Philanthropy Manager to maximise income secured from major gifts and to work with the Director of Fundraising on the strategic development of philanthropic giving at the Centre.

This is an exciting role in our fundraising team, where you will manage existing philanthropic donor relationships and work closely with the Director of Fundraising and Chief Executive.

Working with the Director of Fundraising, you will also develop a philanthropic fundraising campaign to uplift income for the Centre’s 40th Anniversary through 2026.

This is a fabulous role with so much opportunity in this small but mighty charity. You can expect to be given every chance to shine, with plenty of support from the Director of Fundraising. She is an experienced major donor fundraiser, having worked at a number of large organisations — the knowledge from which she is now applying to really grow philanthropy at CHC.

Joining a supportive team, you’ll collaborate on a number of projects and campaigns. You will see first hand the difference you make in the lives of the children and young people who use the Centre.

The successful candidate will not only significantly deepen their understanding of major donor fundraising but will also get lots of exposure to other income streams, broadening their horizons.


Who we are looking for

We seek a candidate who is an experienced and adept relationship-builder from a partnership-focused background with a strong understanding of the metrics for success.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with ambition and a desire to learn, who has been working within a larger team but is ready to step out on their own and make their mark.

You will have genuine empathy for the charity’s beneficiaries, and you will also have the self-confidence and self-awareness needed to speak to a range of audiences whilst being a true advocate for the Centre.


  • 26 days’ annual leave, rising to 28 days after two years’ service (pro rata for part-time staff), plus an additional two discretionary days a year
  • Pension: the Centre provides a stakeholder pension scheme and will match employee contributions up to a maximum of 6%.
  • Life assurance cover (after probation passed)
  • Season ticket loan
  • Training and development opportunities

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

Josh Larkinjosh@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07950 729373

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Accessibility information

The Centre is an equal opportunities employer.

We are always looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join us and help improve the lives of homeless young people, insecurely housed families and their children.

We particularly want to encourage people from under-represented groups in the not-for-profit sector to step forward and apply to work with us.

We require our staff to recognise the valuable role that volunteers play in the work of the Centre and to welcome and support volunteers with whom they work.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

We require staff and volunteers to complete a criminal record self-declaration and undertake a DBS check.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK, and we are unable to sponsor visas.

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

Josh Larkinjosh@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07950 729373

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    Closing date: 9 a.m. Monday 22nd July 2024
    Candidates informed of outcome: Tuesday 23rd July 2024
    First stage interviews: Monday 29th July 2024
    Second stage interviews: Friday 2nd August 2024

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