The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is a unique and dynamic membership organisation which comprises 13 of the UK’s leading humanitarian agencies: ActionAid, Age International, British Red Cross, CAFOD, CARE International, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide (UK), Islamic Relief Worldwide, Oxfam, Plan International UK, Save the Children, Tearfund and World Vision. 

Since it was founded in 1963, the DEC has run over 60 fundraising appeals and raised more than £1.4bn to help save lives and protect livelihoods in disaster-affected communities around the world.

Role purpose

To provide comprehensive fundraising assistance to the Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager to maximise income from high value donors for DEC emergency appeals. The role will be weighted towards working with Trusts and Major Donors and also includes coordinating events for specific stewardship purposes.

Key responsibilities

The Philanthropy and Partnerships Officer manages their own work load on a day to day basis, reporting to the Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager.  The role involves regular liaison with donors, some fundraising account management, as well as vital database and logistical support for the Fundraising Team. 

The Philanthropy and Partnerships Officer is responsible for thanking all high value donors on a bespoke basis during appeals, ensuring all details and communication is recorded accurately and efficiently on the database system. This post is also responsible for creating compelling and informative reports/updates for donors following each appeal.

For further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please download the job description.

Interested applicants are required to submit:

  • A cover letter (max 2 A4 pages) clearly indicating how they meet the person specifications and why they are interested in this post.
  • A short CV (max 3 A4 pages)
  • The names of two references
  •  An equal opportunities form

The DEC will not contact references unless previously agreed with the applicants.

Submit applications in electronic form to:

Deadline for applications: Midday on 16th November

Interviews will take place in Central London 22nd, 23rd and 24th November.

The DEC is committed to equal opportunities and encourages applications from anyone who can meet the criteria, regardless of gender, race, age, disability, sexuality or religion.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted with further communication. DEC does not confirm receipt of applications. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed.

Registered Charity No: 1062638