Appeal Lead

Posted by Cancer Research UK

Appeal Lead

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Competitive Salary - Dependent on Experience

Full-time

Appeal Lead - Manchester Cancer Centre Project

About the organisation

Cancer Research UK – we are dedicated to working collectively to save more lives, create more tomorrows and dispel the fear of cancer. We... Read more

Job Description

Appeal Lead (Manchester Cancer Centre Project)

Working Hours: Full Time / Part Time / Flexible working - we appreciate not everyone has the same working needs. Do advise what your preferred working pattern would be when you apply.

Location: Manchester (principally home based)

Are you an experienced fundraising professional looking for your next challenge? Help us to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured by joining us in this exciting new role.

Our science holds the solution. At CRUK, our pioneering research has helped double survival rates in the last 40 years. Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour and every person, and our 3,500 people work relentlessly every day towards this goal.

CRUK has worked in partnership in Manchester with the University of Manchester and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust for a decade, developing a track record of success with patients at the core.

Our shared vision in Manchester is for a purpose-built, state-of-the-art research facility, replacing the Paterson building in Manchester city centre which was destroyed by fire in April 2018. This facility will house our collective expertise, accelerate our strategy and leverage our notable success to date. The multi-disciplinary hub will drive research innovation, attract and retain the brightest talent, and attract commercial interest from the world’s largest pharmaceutical partners.

This facility will lead to more patients gaining access to clinical trials, fast-forwarding our progress in improving patient outcomes and survival.

The post holder will co-ordinate CRUK’s fundraising work for the development in Manchester. This includes developing and delivering a fundraising strategy and building key relationships with our partners.

About the role

The post holder will be a member of the Philanthropy & Campaign team at CRUK, which provides a first-class experience to supporters giving between £1,000 and £3m+ to the organisation. They will also work closely with other fundraising teams within the charity, and will focus on:

  • Developing and delivering the strategy and programme of CRUK fundraising for the Manchester project, working in partnership with University of Manchester and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
  • Maintaining and developing long term relationships with major donor prospects who share CRUK and our partners’ vision, as outlined above
  • Working with CRUK leadership, scientists and volunteers to develop the expertise and structures required for transformative philanthropy in Manchester
  • Coordinating all of CRUK’s broad fundraising efforts in Manchester

About you

Your ability to engage and win people over will be critical in this role. You’ll also be effective at explaining complex ideas succinctly and will have a tenacious and driven approach to your work.

You will also:

  • have team leadership experience in the field of charity and/or university sectors, or from a transferable sector (for example medicine, science, hospitals).
  • Be able to work within a complex environment and to build strong effective relationships with multiple stakeholders and partners
  • Be able to articulate the Manchester case for support with passion and enthusiasm
  • Have superb interpersonal skills, and comfortable making direct contact with individual donors to discuss interest and commitment
  • Have significant experience in fundraising at six figure gift level
  • Have a record of success in expanding the donor base through an established cultivation cycle and programme of stewardship
  • Be a strategic thinker with experience in developing written prospect strategies
  • Have excellent organisational, writing, and public presentation skills
  • Be flexible, adaptable, and will enjoy working in a fast-paced income-growth environment
  • Ideally have experience of working with medical research academics as well as in fundraising systems and operations

What’s in it for you?

This is an exciting time to join Cancer Research UK as our high value fundraising teams grow. This role will also allow you the opportunity to engage with our supporters and help them to develop a meaningful and important connection to the charity. Our benefits package includes excellent annual leave and pension allowances along with additional discounts on a variety of lifestyle subscriptions and events. And ultimately, you’ll know that you’ll be changing lives through your work.

We would like to encourage as wide a range of applications as possible. Potential applicants are warmly invited to discuss the role further, if they do not feel they meet all of the person specification but that they may have transferable skills.

At CRUK we value diversity and we’re committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner.

Closing Date: Ongoing, so please don't hesitate to submit your application

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