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Head of Philanthropy
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Job Description

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is fighting for a life unlimited for everyone affected by the condition. Our mission is to create a world where everyone living with cystic fibrosis will be able to look forward to a long, healthy life.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust has a fundamental story to tell, a story of a devastating genetic condition and the fight to lift the limits people with cystic fibrosis (CF) currently face. It’s the story of a mission to create a new future where everyone with cystic fibrosis can live a life unlimited by their condition.

The charity is at an exciting time as we prepare to take our fight further and wider than ever before. We’re campaigning to put cystic fibrosis on the government agenda and to raise awareness of CF around the country on a local and national level.

It is an exciting time to join the Trust and make a real step change in our income from Major Donors and Trusts as part of our overall fundraising strategy. You will be responsible for developing the strategy and leading the team to deliver real growth from the Philanthropy team over the next five years to increase our impact for people with cystic fibrosis, in addition to leading on developing new relationships with donors. We have a really vibrant cystic fibrosis community who support fundraising through events and their networks, and also engaging projects, including our exciting Innovation Hub with the University of Cambridge with the target of raising £5 million over five years, which is providing a great opportunity to engage new trusts and major donors.

A team player with significant experience in securing significant income from major donors and developing long term relationships. Proven experience in developing and implementing effective strategies, motivating teams, managing targets and budgets. You will be able to develop and build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels, negotiate effectively and able to problem solve and think strategically, in addition to a good understanding of the fundraising regulatory environment.