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Head of Partnerships and Philanthropy

Partnerships and Philanthropy

Location:  Hybrid working in London (minimum 4 days per month in the office)
Salary:  £62,213 per year, increasing to £63,945 after 6 months and £65,678 after 12 months
Permanent, Full Time
Closing Date:  Monday 03 June 2024
Reference:  X159-24

At Independent Age, we believe that no older person should face financial hardship. That’s why, by 2027, our goal is to have improved the lives of one million older people. Our impact across policy, campaigning, information and advice, grant-making and partnerships improves lives by increasing the financial well-being of older people in financial hardship, enabling greater choice and independence in wider areas of life. We want to find talented individuals from diverse backgrounds to join us on this journey.

As the Head of Partnerships and Philanthropy, you will be the cornerstone of our partnership and philanthropy activities, creatively engaging with corporations, high-net-worth individuals, trusts, and foundations to build partnerships with purpose, to increase our reach and secure the vital income to deliver our mission. Your role extends beyond fundraising; you will be forging meaningful corporate partnerships, shaping a landscape where businesses contribute to improving the lives of older people in poverty. With your expertise, we aim to connect those in need with supportive services, transforming lives with compassion and targeted action.

With a proven track record in securing and implementing impactful corporate partnerships and major donations, you'll bring a wealth of knowledge and a passion for change to our organisation. As a member of our leadership team, your work will make a vital contribution to extending our reach, helping us to provide practical help to an increasing number of older people struggling with their finances. At Independent Age, your work will echo the ethos of 'partnerships with a purpose', uniting us with high-profile brands to achieve our mission and financial objectives.  

Step forward and lead with purpose; together, we can uplift the lives of the older people living in financial hardship and inspire a community of support.

With a proven track record in high-value fundraising, including securing donations from major trusts, foundations, high-net-worth individuals, and businesses, you will have experience developing partnerships with high-profile brands and an understanding of the importance of ‘partnerships with a purpose’.

For full details on the role and requirements, please review the job description and person specification.  If your experience doesn’t align perfectly with all of the criteria in the person specification but you do meet most of them and are excited about the role, we encourage you to apply anyway. 

This is a full-time role, 35 hours per week, which you can choose to work over five days or a 9 day fortnight. 

What it’s like to work at Independent Age:

We celebrate diversity at Independent Age and champion the differences that make each of us unique. We actively support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. We aim to attract and retain a wide range of talent and create an environment where everyone can feel safe, protected, welcome and included.   

We offer great benefits including 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance, and fantastic learning and development opportunities. We also offer a number of enhanced leave provisions and benefits.

We know that a good work life balance helps us perform at our best and supports wellbeing. Flexible working hours and hybrid working is standard for all (those contracted to work in the office usually attend 1 day per week). But if you need a different form of flexibility, we are always happy to talk flexible working. 

You can find out more about what it’s like to work at Independent Age here.


Application Process:

To apply, please submit a CV and a Supporting Statement, detailing how your skills and experience meet the criteria within the Job Description and Person Specification, by clicking the Apply Online button below (please do not hesitate to contact us if you have specific requirements and need support to apply in an alternative format).

To support our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion our hiring managers use anonymous shortlisting. Therefore, please do not include your name, photo, or information to indicate your gender or age in your CV and supporting statement. Please do not omit dates of employment. Please ensure the title of any uploads does not contain your name. 

Independent Age is committed to safeguarding and follows Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding those we work with. We therefore ask that you supply your full work history with explanations for any gaps in the application documents you submit and, if offered the post, we will require two employment references including your current or most recent employer. A Basic DBS certificate will be required for this role. 


Closing date: 3 June 2024.

Interview Dates: 

First round interviews to be held on 14 June 2024

Second round interviews to be held on 21st June 2024

Further details:    Job Description    
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