Head of Principal Giving - Maternity Cover

The Prince's Trust
Fundraising, Marketing & Communications
Salary Details
£38,500.00 to £45,000.00 dependent on location and experience
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
The Prince’s Trust philanthropy team are looking for someone who is entrepreneurial, passionate about our cause and has a strong understanding of what motivates major philanthropists to join us for a 12-month maternity contract.

Job Description

We are a growing team, at a hugely exciting time as we build towards the launch of a landmark philanthropy campaign this year.

You will build high-value relationships with a number of (7-8 figure) strategic funders of our work, creating your own ‘principal giving’ portfolio as well as working with our committed influencer network and board to convert new supporters. Proactively and independently securing new business funding to help more young people is a fundamental part of the role.

We are in a period of growth and development ahead of our upcoming campaign and you will, on occasion, have the opportunity to project manage substantial and exciting development projects for high-value fundraising – examples your peers are currently leading in the team include developing the endowment fund and building greater co-working with our international sister charities – both projects you will be closely involved with supporting in this role.

This role is perfect for a driven and versatile individual. You will need to have, or quickly build, a strong understanding of the organisation's direction and strategy and communicate this in a meaningful way for different audiences. You will also be comfortable presenting with personal credibility to senior personnel, cutting through challenges to approve and pitch transformational investment opportunities for young people, internally and externally. An ability to write compelling proposals/reports and synthesise complex information is a must – as well as a commitment to building warm and genuine relationships.

You will also be seeing our work first-hand with young people on a regular basis, ensuring our supporters experience our life-changing work with you.

This role is based in London and the pay scales reflect a London weighting. However, we are open to conversations with applicants based across the country who are prepared for regular travel to London, where the majority of the existing donor pool is located. 

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Why we need Heads of Principal Giving:

Last year, we helped more than 70,000 young people, with three in four young people on our programmes, move into work, education or training. 

The young people we help face a range of challenges, such as unemployment, mental health issues or some have been in trouble with the law. Our job is to inspire and support young people, to help them reach their potential so that they can thrive and society can prosper.  

We believe all young people should have the chance to succeed, and that young people are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us.

Perks for working at The Trust:

  • Great holiday package! 30 days annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays. Office closure the days between Christmas and New Year
  • Fantastic Family leave! Receive 13 weeks full pay and 13 weeks half pay for maternity and adoption leave. Receive 8 weeks full pay for paternity leave.
  • Flexible working! Where operationally possible, you can work hours to fit in with, school hours or care arrangements for example and you can also work from home.
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Benefits platform! Everything from health and financial wellbeing support to discounts on your favourite restaurants, shops and cinemas
  • In-house learning platform! Develop your skills for your career and your role
  • The Trust will contribute 5% of your salary to the Trust Pension Scheme
  • You can volunteer for and/or attend events – music festivals, The Prince’s Trust Awards, active events etc.
  • Generous life assurance cover (4 x annual salary)

Here at The Prince's Trust, we're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to be an organisation that's representative of the communities we serve, which is why we strive for diversity of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and perspective. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can be themselves and do the best work of their lives.

We’re a Stonewall Diversity Champion and we are an employer that is Disability Confident. Our staff, volunteers and young people are supported by PT CAN (our Cultural Awareness Network), PT GEN (Gender Equality Network), PT DAWN (Disability & Wellbeing Network) and Pulse (LGBT Network). 

The Prince's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, we undertake basic disclosure checks in accordance with the Codes of Practice for all roles within the Trust, and for our roles working directly with young people, at an enhanced level. Having a criminal record will not automatically exclude applicants.


We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!

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Company Description

The Prince’s Trust believes every young person should be given the chance to flourish.

Since 1976, we’ve achieved a great deal, supporting more than 1,000,000 young people across the UK, and have returned £1.4 billion in value to society over the last ten years alone. Yet, this still represents only a small proportion of the young people who might benefit from our support. Three in four young people on our programmes move into work, education or training. Our job is to inspire and support them, to help them reach their potential, so that they can thrive and society can prosper. 

Many of the young people we help are disadvantaged, either in, or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health issues, or have been in trouble with the law.

Our free programmes give young people the practical skills and financial support they need to stabilise their lives. We help them develop key skills while boosting their confidence and motivation so they can continue to dream big.