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Senior Philanthropy Manager, Leadership Giving

Stratford (Hybrid)
£57000 - £67000 per annum
Job description

4,000 professionals, 0 days wasted, 1 incredible purpose. Together, we are beating cancer.

Senior Philanthropy Manager - Leadership Giving

Location: Stratford London (high flex - we would expect you to be in the office 1 to 2 days per week)

Salary: £57,000 - £67,000 pa depending on experience + benefits

Department: Philanthropy

Reports to: Leadership Gift Lead

Contract Type / Hours: Permanent / Full time 35 hours per week (Other flexible-working requests can also be considered if they meet business needs)

Application Deadline: Sunday 10th December 2023 at 23.55. This vacancy may close earlier if a high volume of applications is received or once a suitable candidate is found, so please do not delay submitting your application to avoid any disappointment.

Interviews are due to be held week commencing 11th December.

At Cancer Research UK, we exist to beat cancer.

We are professionals with purpose, beating cancer every day. But we need to go much further and much faster. That's why we we're looking for someone talented, someone determined, someone like you.

What will I be doing?

We have an opportunity for you to join us as a Senior Philanthropy Manager in our Philanthropy directorate. This is a senior fundraising role responsible for identifying, cultivating, and stewarding relationships with major donors in order to secure philanthropic gifts of £10k to £1m, with a focus on gifts of £100k+.

This is an exciting time to join the CRUK philanthropy team, as we prepare to launch an ambitious multi-million-pound fundraising campaign in 2024.

Key duties:

  • Manage a portfolio of 80 - 120 prospects and donors with a primary focus on raising gifts of £100,000 - £1m

  • Identify new prospects, qualify their potential, and maximise their value to CRUK through personal giving and unlocking their talent as a senior volunteer

  • Inspire prospects to support CRUK through developing strategic engagement and stewardship journeys, moving through the full cycle of giving and renewal

  • Build robust and collaborative relationships with internal colleagues including Fundraising Intelligence, Science Engagement and Donor Relations to manage the pipeline and deliver an exceptional donor experience, particularly as we build towards the launch of our new campaign

  • Partner with leadership, including scientific leadership and Philanthropy colleagues to develop and implement strategies for gifts of £100,000 - £1m and provide guidance to senior leadership on prospect strategies

  • Develop a strong working knowledge of the work that CRUK supports, in particular our campaign priorities of Future Leaders, the Francis Crick Institute, Cancer Grand Challenges and Translation & Innovation. Work closely with colleagues to develop proposals and gift opportunities

  • With support from CRUK Heads of Philanthropy, and the Leadership Giving Lead, contribute to the fundraising strategies for Leadership Giving

  • Provide regular reporting and track metrics to ensure the portfolio remains on track to deliver organisational goals

  • Support the Leadership Giving Lead to deliver the strategy and operational plans through the above channels, proactively spotting opportunities to support growth and add value.

What skills are we looking for?

We're looking for a professional and proactive Senior Philanthropy Manager with extensive experience of soliciting gifts from both warm and cold prospects at the six and seven figure level.

You'll also bring -

  • Demonstrable examples of your experience of soliciting gifts of £100,000 to £1m

  • Significant experience of working across complex organisations, navigating ambiguity

  • Proven track record of major gift fundraising in the voluntary sector or similar transferable experience gained in the commercial sector, including having met/exceeded KPIs and financial targets over a sustained period

  • Proven experience of building effective long-term relationships with high net worth individual stakeholders and/or senior volunteers to deliver significant income and value-generating activity

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills; the ability to work, communicate and influence effectively and professionally with internal colleagues, institutional leaders, external collaborators and high net worth individuals amongst others

  • Working knowledge of the principals of major gift fundraising to include identification, research, solicitation and stewardship

  • Experience of raising funds for medical research desirable

  • The intellectual curiosity to understand complex scientific areas of research, and the ability to communicate the same in an engaging, donor friendly style

What will I gain?

Each and every one of our employees contributes to our progress and is supporting our work to beat cancer. We think that's impressive.

In return, we make sure you are supported by a generous benefits package, a wide range of career and personal development opportunities and high-quality tools, policies and processes to enable you to do your job well.

Our benefits package includes a substantial retirement plan, a generous and flexible leave allowance, discounts on anything from travel to technology, gym membership, and much more.

We review pay annually and aim to recognise individual performance and achievements.

We don't forget people have lives outside of work too and so we actively encourage a flexible working culture.

Our work - from funding cutting-edge research to developing public policy - will change the world. It's exciting to be part of our team.

How do I apply?

We operate an anonymised shortlisting process in our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. CVs are required for all applications; but we won't be able to view them until we invite you for an interview. Instead, we ask you to complete the work history section of the online application form for us to be able to assess you quickly, fairly and objectively.

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Posted on: 28 November 2023
Closed date: 11 December 2023 at 11:40
Job ref: R026472
Tags: Fundraising