We are looking for a Proposition Development Manager to empower our Philanthropy and Corporate Partnerships fundraisers to attract, engage and retain the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) highest value supporters through the development of strategic funding propositions that reflect these supporters’ and BHF’s priorities.
Philanthropic and Corporate Partnership activity is growing rapidly at the BHF. Our teams are securing six- and seven-figure donations from individuals, trusts and foundations, winning high-profile corporate partnerships, opening up income in new markets, domestically and internationally, and offering first-rate engagement opportunities for supporters.
We've achieved this amidst the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring the BHF can continue to fund lifesaving research and work with patients and the public to improve and saves lives from heart and circulatory diseases.
About the role
Working in our Proposition Development Team, a function supporting both Philanthropy and Corporate Partnerships teams, you'll empower fundraisers to attract, engage and retain the BHF’s highest value supporters through the development of strategic funding propositions that reflect these supporters’ and the BHF’s priorities.
As every high-value supporter is unique, this is a varied role. Working collaboratively across the BHF, you'll provide bespoke support to build narratives and write proposals, funding applications, updates and ‘impact reports’ as well as advise on funding priorities and develop and evolve compelling high-value fundraising ‘cases for support'.
Our success comes from the strength we draw from colleagues across our teams, directorate, and the organisation. The fundraiser does not face the prospect, donor, or corporate alone; they are supported and prepared for the challenge by those who have identified the opportunity right through to others who have shaped their case for support or proposal.
As our upward trajectory continues, we must build capacity and capability to support the evolving needs of our expanding philanthropic and corporate supporter base.
You'll have knowledge and understanding of all high-value fundraising audiences and the landscape. With proven experience developing and delivering successful funding propositions, ideally in a similar role, you'll be able to work autonomously and manage projects across teams in a large, complex organisation.
You'll be able to identify and package up project funding opportunities, existing and future-facing, for high-value audiences. In addition, you'll have previous experience writing successful funding proposals and application from start to finish, preferably within the medical research space for at least six-figure gifts.
To succeed in the role, you must be:
- An exceptional relationship builder, able to demonstrate emotional intelligence and empathy when working with others
- An exceptional writer with the ability to transform complex project information into compelling stories and content for high-value fundraising audience
- An articulate and confident communicator
- A strong project manager
- A strong influencer and negotiator, especially when gaining buy-in across the organisation
- Adaptable and resilient
The BHF is working towards a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. As a world-leading research funder, we have supported significant advances in the fight against heart and circulatory diseases. But these diseases still cause heartbreak for millions of families. They are the world’s biggest killers; nearly one in three people globally die from them each year and more than one in four in the UK.
Help beat heartbreak forever by joining the BHF as a Proposition Development Manager.
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.
The interview process will be held over MS Teams.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.