Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager

The Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager leads ygap’s fundraising activities and will also sit on ygap’s Lead Team. This role is responsible for the execution of the major gift fundraising strategy as well as overseeing ygap’s campaigns and appeals, and managing corporate partnerships.
This role will partake in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and partners across key segments and will entail continually developing a prospect list. Donor acquisition is a key focus of this role and the Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager will be able to effectively leverage ygap’s existing/new campaigns and appeals to grow ygap’s partners.
The successful applicant will evolve and maintain a high quality stewardship process for active donors and build a major gift fundraising pipeline by using the available databases across ygap’s existing campaigns and appeals and leveraging their own networks and those of the broader ygap community. The role is responsible for representing ygap at networking events and building and nurturing relationships with high net-worth individuals, trust and foundations, corporates and delivering a high level of relationship management.
This dynamic role is focused on the execution of ygap’s recently developed fundraising strategy to enable the growth of ygap’s philanthropy and partnership portfolio to achieve the organisation’s fundraising goals.
As the Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager, you will be self-driven, values-aligned and highly motivated to bring your passion and expertise to create and strengthen relationships with partners who are inspired by ygap’s innovative, local-led approach to generating deep, sustainable impact through inclusive entrepreneurship.

To apply, submit a cover letter and current CV to our Chief Executive Officer, Mark Harwood, at Please include in the subject line of the email “Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager – Application”. Applications will be processed and candidates interviewed as applications are received, so if you are interested we encourage you to apply early.