CB21, Cambridge
Circa £40,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

The Philanthropy team at ARUK has seen exceptional growth over recent years. This year, we aim deliver around £8m a year, from individual major donors, trusts and foundation, including gifts from donors giving at six and seven-figure level. Our global initiatives, an excellent team of ambassadors and senior staff who understand and support our fundraising, and world-changing mission ensure we are able to build relationships with, and gain support from, leading philanthropists across the UK and beyond.

We have achieved a huge amount, but our ambitions for the future are equally ambitious. We are now at an exciting stage within the team, as we look to build upon our success and further grow income, both in the UK and overseas, specifically across the US and Asia.

The Philanthropy Manager – Principal Gifts role will play a significant part in the future success of the Philanthropy team. With all the tools for successful fundraising at your disposal, you will work closely with the Director of Philanthropy and other senior stakeholders within ARUK, driving income and setting the standard for delivering transformational gifts and strategic relationships.

You will be responsible for managing a portfolio of some of the world’s leading philanthropists, trusts and foundations, helping them invest in world-class dementia research. You will also work closely with the Director of Philanthropy to create a strategy for international fundraising.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is set up to support and grow Philanthropy fundraising. The Philanthropy Manager – Principal Gifts role is an incredible opportunity for the right person to take the next step in their career, creating lasting relationships with, and soliciting transformational gifts from, philanthropists across the world.

Main duties and responsibilities of the role:

  • Manage a portfolio of key current and prospective donors, building strategic relationships at the very highest level and delivering six and seven-figure gifts.
  • Build a network of Senior Volunteers, working with the Director of Philanthropy to ensure the team are maximising the opportunities available through our President, Campaign Board and other senior stakeholders.
  • Play a key role in overseas fundraising for EDoN, our global early detection initiative. Specifically focusing on fundraising within the US and Southeast Asia.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of ARUK’s projects, policies and activities to enable you to articulate the mission of our work and inspire people to join us.
  • Present and pitch to potential supporters and donors, managing high-level meetings where relevant and engaging other appropriate senior representation when needed.
  • Ensure high-quality management of existing supporter relationships, making sure supporters find giving to ARUK rewarding and enjoyable.
  • Tailor and develop Cases for Support to attract support for the work of ARUK’s projects.
  • Manage and attend events and meetings with external representatives and involving the Director of Philanthropy, the Deputy CEO, CEO and other colleagues and volunteers.
  • Work with senior and scientific staff, empowering them to build relationships with current and prospective supporters.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of successfully account managing relationships with high net-worth individuals and trusts, securing six and seven-figure gifts in the process.
  • Experience of working with Senior Volunteers and to deliver new relationships and income
  • Ability to articulate complex issues to supporters in a compelling manner
  • Knowledge of philanthropy in the UK and a good understanding of the process of securing major gifts.
  • Excellent personal communication skills, with the ability to communicate with people at a senior level.

Location: Flexible, with one to two days a week in Granta Park, near Cambridge.

Hours:  Full and part-time hours will be considered.

Salary: Circa £40,000 per annum, plus benefits

Please download the Vacancy Pack for more details.

The closing date for applications is the 26 September 2021, with interviews to be held w/c 4 October 2021

To be considered, please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies Page. You will be able to attach a CV and covering letter to your application, track your application and view other vacancies that may be of interest.

To view further details about this role and the benefits of working for us please review the vacancy information pack or visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.

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Posted on: 06 September 2021
Closed date: 26 September 2021
Job ref: MGM21_1
Tags: Fundraising

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