Cleveland Clinic London
London, Greater London
£80,000 - £100,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Job Profile Summary:  

Under the direction of the Executive Director, Cleveland Clinic London Philanthropy, this role assists in overseeing all aspects of philanthropic activity for a variety of clinical programs at Cleveland Clinic. 

The Director of Philanthropy will carry a personal portfolio of major gift donors and prospects, manage development staff as appropriate, and build a culture of philanthropy among caregivers. 

The role will work closely with Cleveland Clinic London, becoming familiar with respective clinical areas and serve as the lead content expert on philanthropic needs. 

Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated track record of closing major gifts within the UK Market and have a well-established local network.



  • Help set vision and implementation strategies for the generation of philanthropic funds for Cleveland Clinic London priorities.

  • Achieve significant fundraising goals and be responsible for the success of campaigns for research, education, training and endowment support for Cleveland Clinic.

  • Responsible for the overall management of the area and supervises team members in the function 

  • Establishes a program of personal visits with past, current and prospective donors.

  • Advises donors as to the financial options available, projects and needs.

  • Develops funding proposals. 

  • Responsible for facilitating the transfer of funds, property, and similar assets to Cleveland Clinic London

  • Develop and implement an annual giving program.

Other responsibilities as required according to the needs of the business, and a flexible approach to the role given the dynamic nature of the CCL organization as it continues to grow and develop



  • Bachelor's Degree required. 

  • A Master's Degree in nonprofit management, business, public administration and management or higher education management is desirable and may offset some experience.



  • Relevant certifications in  nonprofit management, business, public administration and management or higher education management are desirable but not essential


Work Experience:

  • A demonstrable track record over several progressive roles, or equivalent experience, in fundraising, with an emphasis on direct major gift solicitation in a campaign environment.

  • Deep expertise in the UK philanthropy sector, local market expert

  • Demonstrated success and experience in major gifts fundraising strategies for cultivation and direct solicitation.

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to manage major gift officers and development professionals. 

  • Working knowledge of and existing relationships with the UK community is strongly preferred. 


Complexities of Work:

  • Ability to establish and maintain friendly and cooperative relationships with individuals contacted during work, such as corporate executives, volunteers and staff physicians. 

  • Able to influence stakeholders up to a senior level 

  • Working in partnership with several strategic partners – internal and external – to deliver a combined, collaborative outcome

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to present clear, well-structured reports and briefs.

  • Flexibility and pragmatism and the ability to deal with ambiguity in a fast-changing environment

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Resilience to work in a pressurized environment and take appropriate action.


Physical Requirements:

  • N/A


Personal Protective Equipment:

  • N/A

Application Instructions

Please send CV and Cover Letter (optional) to [email protected] org

Refreshed on: 20 October 2021
Closed date: 04 November 2021
Tags: Human Resources, Senior Management