Jobs in the voluntary sector: MK Community Foundation Philanthropy Manager

MK Community Foundation have a great opportunity to join their team as a Philanthropy Manager.

About the Role:

We are looking for an exceptional Philanthropy Manager with experience in developing high-impact relationships with donors and grant beneficiaries.

Can you contribute to the success of the MK Community Foundation through cultivating new and stewarding existing supporters?

What we need from you:

  • experience of developing meaningful and responsive relationships across a diverse range of individual supporters
  • an understanding of what inspires and engages individual philanthropists
  • a passion for spotting opportunities and deepening philanthropy insight across the Community Foundation
  • an ability to identify what really motivates individuals to support local causes and community organisations
  • an ability to communicate passionately about MK Community Foundation’s initiatives and impact to individual philanthropists
  • experience of working in the voluntary and community sector.

Salary: circa £30,000
Location: Acorn House, Central Milton Keynes
Hours: 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday – Thursday, 8.30am – 4.30pm Friday
Details: Full Time, Permanent following a six-month probationary period.

The Community Foundation:

The Milton Keynes Community Foundation connects people and resources to projects and ideas to create positive change in our communities through programmes such as grants making our annual Charity Car Raffle. We are leaders in developing philanthropy in our community and engaging with people and companies who have the ability to give money so that we can fund a wide range of voluntary and community sector activity. Over the last 33 years, MK Community Foundation has provided over £23millon of support to local charities and community groups through our grants programme and rent subsidies, helping to make Milton Keynes a great place to live and work.

What to do next:

Please download the full job description and application form

If you have any questions regarding the vacancy, please contact Karen Cooper on 01908 304432

Application closing date: 9:00 am Monday 2nd September 2019
Interview date: TBC

*Please note that CVs are not accepted and applicants cannot apply through an agency.*

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Volunteering opportunity of the week: Salcey Forest and Silverstone Woodlands

If you enjoy the outdoors,want to learn new skills, meet new people and help the team look after the nations forest, why not get involved with your local group today.


The sessions are based at both Salcey Forest and the community woodlands in and around Silverstone and led by our Recreation Rangers and Forest Craft workers. Each session offers individuals the opportunity to learn a variety of new skills in woodland management, the environment and the chance to meet new people whilst out in the great outdoors. In return, the sessions provide us the opportunity to educate people on the work Forestry England do and receive some valuable support helping us to ensure our trees remain healthy and that our woodlands encourage a diverse range of wildlife species. At every session our volunteers receive on the day training, tools and of course tea and biscuits.

For further information contact: Claire.underhill@forestengland.uk

016044 863830

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Jobs In the Voluntary Sector: various roles at MK Gallery

MAKE – Designer Fee: £4,500

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 26 April 2019
AHA-MK are looking to commission a designer to work with children, young people and MKCEP members to develop a new identity for the relaunch of MAKE – MK’s Cultural Education Partnership. The commissioned designer will be competent in engaging children and young people as part of the design process, leading a series of sessions in partnership with MAKE members MK Gallery. Download brief

How to apply: Please submit your Expression of Interest by emailing a short statement including links to digital portfolio / website (max 2 sides of A4) to Victoria Mayes, Head of Learning, MK Gallery vmayes@mkgallery.org

Learning Coordinator Hours: Full Time Salary: £22,000

Closing date: 10am Monday 20 May 2019

Apply to: Kate Chadwick, Deputy Director, kchadwick@mkgallery.org

The learning coordinator is responsible for helping to shape and coordinate MK Gallery’s Learning Programme. The Learning Coordinator, with delivery support from a range of freelance contacts as required, develops and coordinates interpretive information, events, activities and projects in an informal and formal context that enable children and young people, parents, carers, families, schools and communities to engage with the arts.

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Marketing and Public Relations (PR) Manager Hours: Full Time

Salary: 35,000

Closing date: 10am Monday 20 May 2019

Apply to: Kate Chadwick, Deputy Director, kchadwick@mkgallery.org

Reporting to and working with the Head of Development and Communications, the post holder will manage the marketing , communications and PR to a wide range of target markets, both B2C and B2B, from a local to national level, making a significant contribution to the realisation of MK Gallery’s vision to become a world class arts centre and tourist destination.

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Administrator and Development Coordinator Hours: Full Time

Salary: £22,000

Closing date: 10am Monday 20 May 2019

Apply to: Kate Chadwick, Deputy Director, kchadwick@mkgallery.org

MK Gallery’s Administrator and Development Coordinator will provide a broad range of administrative support to the Director, Senior Management Team and Board of Trustees.  S/he will be responsible for the smooth running of the Gallery’s offices and provide administrative support to coordinate the organisation’s marketing and development functions.

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Visitor Experience Assistant Hours: Full Time Salary: £9 per hour

Closing date: 10am Thursday 9 May 2019

Apply to: Kate Chadwick, Deputy Director, kchadwick@mkgallery.org

Visitor Experience Assistants support the delivery of all visitor services and building operations at MK Gallery including box office, retail and events. They also support the implementation of health and safety policy across the site under the supervision of the Duty Manager/Visitor Experience Manager. 

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