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£53,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Philanthropy, Home Based
Permanent, full time


Blue Cross are one of the UK’s leading animal welfare organisations for animals. We support sick, injured and homeless pets and care for more than 40,000 animals every year through our rehoming, veterinary and education programmes.

What is the role?
The role will manage and lead the development of all income from charitable trusts, mid and high net worth individuals to support delivery of our ambitious strategy. The role will further develop our existing Philanthropy fundraising strategy and personally manage their own portfolio. The post will manage and develop the Philanthropy team and make an active contribution to both the leadership of the fundraising function and, as a member of the Leadership team for the charity, the wider leadership of Blue Cross.

If you excel in an environment where you can see the difference you make every day then this is the role for you. Interested? Then apply and lets work together to see if this is the role for you.

Want to know more the detail? Great! We have attached the job description which hopefully gives you everything you need.

What is required?
We are looking for people with the following:
• Extensive experience of developing strategies that have increased income from both major donors and institutional funders, including personally securing five and, ideally six figure donations
• Proven experience of meeting and exceeding ambitious income growth targets
• Experience of relationship building with funders
• Experience of financial monitoring and target setting and reporting
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to analyse data and tailor it for a variety of different donor requirements
• Highly developed influencing and negotiation skills,
• Track record of leading, managing and inspiring a team, including encouraging innovation and improving ways of working to build a resilient and high performing team
• Experience of working at the highest level of an organisation and managing relationships with key stakeholders at Director, CEO and Board level

It would also be great if you had:
• Experience of fundraising for significant capital projects
• A pet-lover with knowledge of current pet welfare issues and trends
• Knowledgeable about CRM systems and data management

Why work for Blue Cross?
• 38 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Holiday exchange & enhanced parental leave
• Annual volunteer days
• Long service awards, starting from 5 years
• Huge range of discounts across high street stores, insurance services & more
To read more about the benefits Blue Cross has to offer, please visit the 'why work for us' page on our website.

To apply for this role, all candidates must complete the online application process.

Salary: £53,000 per annum
Grade: 3.1
Closing Date: 28th August 2022
Interview Dates: 8th & 9th September 2022


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

At Blue Cross we are passionate about our commitment to diversity, inclusion and removing barriers, should you like to discuss any reasonable adjustments or changes to our recruitment process to support you to be your best then please get in touch. 


Blue Cross holds inclusion as a core organisational value. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified, experienced and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity. We actively embrace our differences and know that it is our differences that make us unique. You are very welcome at Blue Cross, without the need to hide any part of who you are.

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We're a charity that has been helping sick, injured, abandoned and homeless pets since 1897. Pets help us in so many ways and they depend e... Read more

Posted on: 11 August 2022
Closing date: 28 August 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Fundraising,Management

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