There are currently over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, and this is expected to increase to 1 million by 2021, and 2 million by 2050.
In response to this, Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them, giving the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions that people need. The unique dementia expertise and experience an Admiral Nurse brings is a lifeline – it helps everyone in the family to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.
The charity has seen significant income growth over the past four years (income has doubled to almost £10 million), and we have ambitious plans to maintain this growth so we can significantly increase the number of Admiral Nurses, and the specialist support they provide.
Corporate fundraising will play a key part of this expansion as a key income stream for the charity. Corporate fundraising income at Dementia UK has seen considerable growth over the last few years and we have established strategic partnerships with a number of major companies across a range of sectors. To continue to grow this vital income stream, and ensure the success of our strategic long-term partnerships, we are creating a new position within the team.
Purpose of Job
This new role is an incredibly exciting one as it works across both the partnership development and partnership management functions to raise vital funds to help families facing dementia.
Partnership Development (new business) (0.6 FTE)
Supporting the Corporate Development Manager to identify, research and approach potential corporate partners in line with our new business strategy.
Partnership Management (0.4 FTE)
Supporting the Corporate Partnerships Manager to deliver one of our largest multi-year corporate partnerships by working directly with the corporate partner as the “Charity Partnership Officer”. The role is vital to the success of the partnership, and will be the main point of contact for all colleague fundraising initiatives; as well as encouraging participation in events, boosting repeat support and reporting on the ongoing impact of the partnership. The partner is a high street financial services organization with three offices in Leeds and 55 branches and 1,400 staff across the UK.
This role will be based a minimum of two days a week at their head office in Leeds, and has the option to be home-based for the remaining three days. Please note the role will be expected to increase the number of days / week working from the partner’s Head Office during busy periods of the partnership.
This role will suit someone who has some experience of corporate fundraising and wants to progress their career in corporate account management or corporate development, or someone currently working in a broader fundraising context with exposure to corporate fundraising.
Please be aware that only applications including a CV and covering letter will be considered.
Interviews will be taking place on the 25th and 26th of February in Leeds.