Breast Cancer Now
London, Greater London
£48,000 - £53,000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to play a leading role in Breast Cancer Now’s ambitious, high performing Philanthropy & Special Events team. The role of Head of Philanthropy is critical for both our Fundraising Communications & Engagement Directorate and the wider organisation.

Capitalising on the launch of Breast Cancer Now’s new ‘Turning the Tide’ Strategy, a new case for support and working closely with Breast Cancer Now’s senior leadership and trustees, the role will focus on establishing and growing our philanthropy programme over the next three years.

The role will be responsible for developing and implementing a philanthropy strategy that aligns with Breast Cancer Now’s strategic objectives and ‘Accelerators’ to ensure income targets are delivered; relationships with supporters are nurtured and new donors are engaged and stewarded effectively.

The role will involve complex relationship management at the highest level for a portfolio of Major Donors alongside developing effective relationships with senior volunteers, Breast Cancer Now’s Trustees and senior leadership team

The role will support a culture of proactive relationship building and solicitation to grow our pool of major supporters and senior volunteers ensuring prospective funders are engaged with appropriate propositions, including our giving club, Progress Fund.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to join an ambitious growing team to use their skills, experience and enthusiasm to make a significant difference for people affected by breast cancer.

About you

You will possess excellent relationship fundraising skills with a proven track record of successful fundraising from philanthropists, grant making foundations or companies. You will have proven experience and expertise in successfully planning and putting into practise the ways and means to develop a successful Philanthropy programme.

You will have excellent leadership and management skills, with the gravitas and credibility to work collaboratively and effectively with internal and external stakeholders to grow the Philanthropy Programme in line with our ambition.

You will be used to working in high-performing fundraising teams, a natural problem solver with experience of stakeholder management.

A strong commitment to supporting and developing others is vital.

About us

We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future.

We’re that trusted friend that people affected by breast cancer turn to for caring support when they need it most. The expert authority on breast cancer research who is making breakthroughs and driving forward progress. And a vehicle for change, acting now to make sure anyone affected by breast cancer gets the best possible treatment and care.

We believe that we can change the future of breast cancer and make sure that, by 2050, everyone diagnosed with the disease lives – and is supported to live well. But we need to act now.

Although the role is based in our London office, we are following a blended approach between office and home working with a minimum or two days per week in the office for full-time staff members. However, following recent Government guidance, staff members are currently working from home if they can do so. Should you have any queries with regards to this please contact us in the first instance.

Breast Cancer Now is an inclusive employer committed to developing a diverse workforce.

Closing date Sunday 30 January 2022 at 11:30pm

Interview date Friday 4 February 2022 (virtual)

Application resources
Posted on: 14 January 2022
Closing date: 30 January 2022
Job ref: FCE/22/179233
Tags: Fundraising