As one of the world’s leading charities for disabled people, we believe disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose – with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically and to participate fully in society.
With 5,000 staff and 10,000 volunteers supporting nearly 70,000 people in the UK and around the world, we provide support to 2,500 people in a variety of UK living services including supported living, nursing and day centre facilities. We also support 12,000 young people in the UK with skills, confidence and employment programmes. Internationally, we are a specialist development NGO delivering inclusive education, youth leadership and access to livelihoods programmes to more than 50,000 people in 15 countries across Asia and Africa.
About the Role
In this key role you will be instrumental in delivering significant funds through securing new strategic partnerships from the philanthropic sector to maximise both sustainable net income and non-financial resources. You will lead on driving high value and complex partnerships, as well as manage fundraising projects with multi-layered stakeholder interests.
You will maintain and maximise the value of our current trust partnerships and develop both our Trust and High Value Partnerships strategies. You will have a lead role in securing new income from high-value, multi-year partnerships – typically worth over £0.5 million. You will work across donors based in the UK, United States, Europe and further afield.
Through your outstanding and high-level influencing and networking skills, you will win new strategic partnerships and grants as well as both manage and develop our existing relationships and partnerships.
Working with both our senior programme staff and external organisations around the globe, you will craft and manage the development of compelling funding proposals, as well as create effective systems to evaluate performance.
Along with the Trusts Officer, who you will line manage, you will develop and manage the new business trust pipeline to meet the ongoing income targets with a compelling and forward-looking fundraising case for support that will drive both general and restricted funds.
You will have demonstrable experience of securing and managing high-value, multi-year grants. You will have outstanding communication and negotiation skills along with strong project management experience. You will have previous experience of managing and developing staff, along with the ability to enthuse and engage all those with whom you will interact. You will have knowledge of CRM systems and a proven track record of managing grants on behalf of a charity.
You will have a commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire.
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.
A satisfactory disclosure check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post.
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.
* No agencies please *