Donor Communications Manager

Closed: 12 June 2022
Communications PR Fundraising Corporate Major Donor

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  • Salary £36,000 - £38,500 per year
  • Location London, Greater London (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Health, Medical
  • Job Reference : 12476

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is seeking a talented individual with copywriting, design, and project management skills to produce compelling fundraising propositions and bespoke communications for high-value supporters.

About the role

As Donor Communications Manager, you'll produce a range of written and designed materials for major donors, trusts, foundations, and corporate partners. You'll also work collaboratively across the BHF with fundraisers, grant managers and health insight professionals to identify effective narratives and advise on funding opportunities. You'll write and design compelling cases for support as well as proposals, applications, updates, and donor impact reports. 

Philanthropic activity is growing rapidly at the BHF. Our teams are securing more and more six-figure donations from individuals, trusts, and foundations, winning high-profile corporate partnerships, opening new markets, and offering first-rate engagement opportunities for our supporters.

You'll join the team at the beginning of an exciting and ambitious Philanthropic Campaign, which seeks to accelerate major giving and generate transformational gifts for a range of ambitious research projects and flagship initiatives. 

Working arrangements

This is a dual location role, with your working time split between your Home and approximately once per fortnight in our London Office. This will allow us to unlock our best work for our cause, blending the best of home and office working.

Here at the BHF we understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life. Many of our people work flexibly in many different ways. Please feel free to talk to us about the flexibility you may need; we’re happy to explore what’s possible for you and the role.

About you

To succeed in the role, you should have: 

  • Proven experience of showcasing the impact of a charitable organisation for an audience of high-level donors, preferably in a medical science context, to foster repeat and lifelong support
  • Proven experience of producing high specification documents for a discerning readership, encompassing experience in copy writing, desktop publishing and the effective use of images
  • Demonstrable project management experience, preferably in producing short and longform written materials from conception to delivery, in both digital and hard copy formats
  • Experience of working with internal and external stakeholders towards a common goal
  • Ability to work autonomously and deliver high quality work to a deadline

About us

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. By funding research across six decades, we’ve helped keep millions of hearts beating and millions of families together. We’re investing in ground-breaking research that will get us closer than ever to a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases.

We celebrate diversity and make inclusion part of what we do every day. Diversity and Inclusion forms a main pillar in our People Experience Strategy. Our aim is for all of our colleagues and volunteers to bring their true self to work, so we can continue to fund life saving research. 

Our benefits

We offer excellent benefits including 30 days annual leave, private medical insurance, dental health cover, pension, and flexible working. We commit to actively developing you and offer learning and development opportunities to support, inspire and help you unlock your full potential. To find out more about benefits available at the BHF please download our benefits document on our website.

Interview process

Interviews may be held during the advertising period or shortly after the closing date. Please note interviews will be held over Microsoft Teams.

How to apply

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

As part of our commitment to be an inclusive employer and ensure fairness and consistency in selecting the best candidate for this role, the BHF will use anonymous CV software as part of the application journey.

To apply for this role please use the apply button below. Our process involves submitting your CV and a supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role criteria. 

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.