Philanthropy Officer

Closed: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Fundraising Major Donor Trusts

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  • Salary c.£32,000 (dependent on level)
  • Location Fleet, Hampshire (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Health, Medical
  • Job Reference : POJan24

Job summary:

Recently named Charity of the Year by Just Giving Awards 2022, we’re committed to moving further, faster to accelerate change for everyone affected by a brain tumour. Brain tumours kill more children and adults under 40 in the UK than any other cancer. We know that a cure can’t wait.

To accelerate us towards a world where brain tumours are defeated, we are looking for an ambitious, pro-active and collaborative Philanthropy Officer.

In this role you will play an important part in building strong and sustainable relationships with our high value supporters. This is a new role, with lots of variety, that will play a key part in the growth and development of the Philanthropy team as you support major and high value donors, family led partnerships and trusts and foundations.

Working with new and existing supporters, you’ll be in contact with these donors on a daily basis, whether it’s by email, phone or face to face. Behind the scenes you’ll also work with experienced and collaborative colleagues within the Philanthropy and Fundraising teams.

You’ll use your creative and copywriting skills to produce engaging and impactful donor-facing materials – from propositions to reports to news desk-style updates.  If you love working in a varied, fast paced role with external and internal stakeholders then this is the role for you!

Who we’re looking for:

You’ll be a real go-getter with the ambition and resilience to join our fast-paced team where you will flourish, contribute to and celebrate our success.

Your experience of developing strong relationships with supporters, clients or customers alongside your confident, clear and persuasive written and verbal communication skills will stand you in good stead to thrive in this role. 

We are a collaborative and encouraging bunch, committed to making a big impact but we also have fun along the way. Our culture is exceptional and you’ll fit right in.

Oh, and there is cake. Always lots of cake.

Key accountabilities:

· Support the team to manage a portfolio of mid and high value supporters and family led partnerships

· Support the delivery of an excellent stewardship programme for these supporters to develop long term sustainable income

· Collaborate with teams across The Charity to identify potential philanthropic supporters to feed the pipelines

· Support the Philanthropy Manager to develop and deliver a  mid and high value programme for people giving between £1,000—£5,000

· Assist the Philanthropy team with prospect research to develop a strong pipeline of potential major donors

· Work with the Family Led Partnerships Manager to support our portfolio of family led partnerships

· Help to organise and deliver events across the Philanthropy team

· Develop communications and materials for the Philanthropy team to acquire new supporters and engage existing supporters, making them feel valued, proud and committed to supporting The Charity

· Support the team with reports and analysis to continue to build and improve our work

· Write new trust applications supporting the team to send timely and relevant application

 You’ll be a great fit if:

We encourage you to apply to the role even if you do not meet all of the criteria.


· Interacting and developing relationships with supporters or customers using a variety of channels written and verbal

· Successfully managing multiple projects

· Working with a team to meet shared objectives

· Writing, editing and proofing copy

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

· A sound knowledge of relationship led account management

· Collaborative, with the ability to build great relationships with internal and external stakeholders

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Confidently able to work on a CRM database for supporter management and reporting

· Excellent organisational skills

· Able to write and edit engaging copy

· A good understanding of the charity sector and emerging trends in fundraising

*Please note that the responsibilities listed are not exhaustive and this job description may be subject to change as the role evolves over time.


What we’d like to give you:

You’ll be joining a collaborative, bold and innovative team of individuals who put our community first and are connected by a passion to make a real difference.

Location: While contracted to our office in Fleet, Hampshire, our team supports a blend of office and home working provided you have adequate broadband and IT capability, with an average of 2-3 days in the office each week.

Working hours: This role is 37.5 hours per week, with some out of hours working.

Benchmarked salary: c.£32,000 (dependent on level)

Our amazing benefits:

· 25 days annual leave (pro-rated for those who are part-time). Increases yearly with length of service

· Celebrate your work anniversary in true Charity style

· Occupational Sick Pay

· Hybrid working

· Flexible working

· Charity pension

· 1 day life leave per year to celebrate a special moment of your choice

· Wellbeing support including professional counselling

· A personalised on-boarding programme

· Cycle to Work Scheme

· Perkbox – our team discount portal

· Health care vouchers

*Some of these benefits are non-contractual and are subject to change


Diversity & Inclusion:

The Brain Tumour Charity is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our organisation. We particularly welcome applications from individuals belonging to minority ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ communities, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented communities.

We strive to create a workplace that celebrates diversity and provides equal opportunities for all candidates and we encourage all individuals to apply even if they don’t meet all the criteria.

You can find out more about what we’re doing to become a diverse organisation here.

Eligibility to work:

Whilst we'd love to have you on board, we want to be upfront as we’d hate to waste your time applying for a role where we can’t take you on. At the moment, we're unable to offer visa sponsorship for any of our positions. We're currently seeking candidates who are already authorised to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship, who can remain on a permanent basis.

How to apply to our team:

Please apply by clicking the red ‘join our team’ button on our website, attaching your CV and a covering letter explaining why you want the role, what you would bring to the team and how your skillset and experience will enable us to make a real impact for those affected by brain tumours.

We are keen to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive so if you’d find it beneficial to submit your application in a different format, please drop us a line at careers@ thebraintumourcharity. org.

Advert close date: 05 March 2024

First interview date and location: TBC over Zoom

Second interview date and location: TBC at our office in Fleet

The post holder will also:

· Contribute to achieving the objectives of The Brain Tumour Charity

· Live and breathe our values by being bold, collaborative and innovative, with a community-first  approach to everything you do

· Undertake any additional and ad hoc tasks as required

· Participate in team meetings and other meetings as required

· Monitor and evaluate activities and provide written reports

· Represent The Charity at external events in a professional manner

· Work within an equal opportunities framework

· Adhere to all The Charity’s policies, procedures and working

· Ensure all records are held in compliance with GDPR, The Fundraising Regulator Code of Practice and The Brain Tumour Charity policies

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