Job vacancy

Senior Philanthropy Manager (Open to Flexible Working)

Salary range:
March 30, 2023

We’re recruiting a Senior Philanthropy Manager to raise funds for our critical work

About Global Witness

Global Witness wants to end environmental and human rights abuses driven by political and corporate elites. 

The planet and its residents face a crisis: the climate is being destroyed, and civic freedoms are deteriorating.  Rampant abuse of power is pushing the world to breaking point as Governments, and big corporations all too often go unchecked in their exploitation of our planet and its people.

For us to succeed, we need to embody the principles we fight for. Global Witness strives for cohesion, solidarity, and inclusion as only together can we protect one another and the planet to build a better and more just future.

About the role

As a central role in the Individual Giving team, this role will be supporting the growth of our ambitious fundraising program, with a focus on mid and major UK and European donors.

You’ll maximize mid size to large gifts, building a portfolio by identifying and engaging new prospective funders alongside cultivating relationships of existing donors. 

About you

You’ll bring your focus for success, using your creative and entrepreneurial approach and a vision to spot new fundraising opportunities.

As an excellent communicator and collaborator, you’ll cultivate your relationships for long term management, building your portfolio into a range of achievable individual funding.  You’ll have a solid understanding of networking the UK and European individual giving markets.

Finally, you’ll have a strong affinity to Global Witness’ values and you’ll thrive in an environment where you frequently work with others to achieve our ambitions.

Working for us

Global Witness has a talented team of people worldwide with offices in London, Washington DC, and Brussels. We aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. We value new perspectives, original ideas and different ways of working. We believe that diverse views and experiences improve the way we do our work. We do our best to make our jobs accessible to all regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or identity.

We offer an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary and 25 days annual leave (excl. Bank Holidays). We also offer healthcare insurance, wellbeing days and policies to support you during key life events.

This role is based in London and therefore to be considered you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. Our hybrid working model currently requires staff to be in the office at least 20% of the working week however by June 2023 you will be required to work in the office at least 2 days a week.


Please send in your CV (max 2 sides) and a cover letter outlining how you meet the person specification to [email protected] by midnight 30 March 2023.

Please reference this role in the subject heading of the email.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make any reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend any interview, please let us know.