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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

Head of Philanthropy (Francis Crick Institute)

Contract length: 12 month FTC Maternity Cover

Location: London (Kings Cross)

Working Hours: Full Time / Part Time / Flexible working

Are you an experienced major gifts fundraiser looking for your next career move? Help us to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured by joining us in this exciting new role.

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) is the world's leading independent charity dedicated to cancer research. A substantial proportion of our scientific funding supports our five core research institutes, including the Francis Crick Institute.

The Francis Crick Institute is Europe's largest biomedical research facility. Its aim is to improve the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of human disease. This state of the art facility opened two years ago, bringing together 1,500 researchers and staff to work collaboratively and innovatively to find solutions to some of the biggest medical research challenges, including cancer, cardiovascular conditions, neurodegenerative illnesses and infectious diseases.

Following the success of the Create the Change campaign that contributed to the building costs of the Crick, Cancer Research UK and the Crick are now together developing the fundraising programme to sustain the research and operations for this state of the art facility.

About the role

Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy & Campaign, you will lead the development & delivery of our fundraising strategy for the Crick Institute with responsibility for;


  • Working with CRUK and Crick leadership, scientists and volunteers to develop the expertise and structures required for transformative philanthropy for the Institute

  • Developing strong internal & external relationships, creating the success conditions for connecting major gift prospects to high quality and multidisciplinary science

  • Rigorously managing prospect portfolios and develop written prospect strategies under an agreed annual plan to generate an income target each year

  • Working in collaboration with the High Value Operations Team and Crick staff to ensure high quality stewardship and recognition plans for all Crick's donors

  • Identifying, qualifying and directly canvassing new donor prospects

  • Line management of a Philanthropy Manager, drawing additional support from the wider CRUK & Crick teams where appropriate.


About you

You are a seasoned and collaborative fundraiser with excellent people management skills.

You may be looking to move into a new fundraising sector (charity, biomedical research) or perhaps hoping to build your experience: working with senior leadership, managing a small team, and delivering a flagship fundraising programme.

If you are looking for a transition of careers come help establish this budding fundraising programme for Europe's largest biomedical research facility, all while working with Cancer Research UK.

You will also have:


  • Extensive experience in fundraising at six figure gifts levels, preferably within the charity or education sector

  • A record of success in expanding a donor base through an established cultivation cycle and programme of stewardship

  • Team leadership experience

  • A strategic mind, with experience in developing written prospect strategies

  • The ability and desire to articulate the CRUK and Crick case for support with passion and enthusiasm

  • Superb interpersonal skills, and comfortable making direct contact with individual donors to discuss interest and commitment.

  • The highest ethical standards and a deep respect for philanthropy.

  • The ability to work within a complex environment, balancing a range of different stakeholder interests is critical


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.

This position will be based primarily at the Francis Crick Institute with approximately 3 days a month spent at the CRUK Head Office in Angel, Islington.

Closing date: Ongoing

To find out more about the Crick and what we do at

Please also see the following link for a full candidate pack

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.

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.

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