North Yorkshire (On-site)
£20,791.6 - £31,187.5 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 25-37.5 hours per week, Full-time
Job description

Job Purpose

The Partnerships & Philanthropy team is responsible for identifying, securing, and developing partnerships from businesses, individuals, commissioned and contracted projects, trusts, and foundations to deliver income and secure long-term sustainable strategic partnerships.


This is a new role to maximise the income received from trusts, foundations, grants and commissioning opportunities to support services delivered across North Yorkshire Hospice Care by Saint Michael’s Hospice, Herriot Hospice Homecare, Just ‘B’ and Talking Spaces.


Key Tasks

  1. To maximise new and existing support from trusts taking responsibility for maintaining and developing existing partnerships and initiating, drafting and submitting applications to prospective funders to ensure fundraising net income budgets are achieved and project deadlines met.
  2. To be responsible for ensuring trusts receive timely reports on grants and up to date information on activities to increase donor involvement, stewardship, loyalty and funding.
  3. Working closely with leads across the organisation, to contribute to the development of bids, applications and documentation for tenders, contracts and other commissioned opportunities
  4. To work across the organisation to build effective relationships to identify suitable projects for funding in line with strategy and deliver these on time and in budget
  5. To ensure that projects are managed in accordance with grant conditions and restricted funding is appropriately identified and controlled.
  6. Research and identify opportunities, and utilise networks to create a pipeline of activity to maximise support
  7. Ensure feedback is understood and lessons learned to support development and growth in effective practice
  8. Project management ensuring grant, contract and monitoring compliance and reporting requirements are successfully completed
  9. To work to agreed targets and KPIs and drive forward activity to ensure that they are met
  10. To ensure all processes and activity is monitored and evaluated as necessary, recording all details and communications accurately on the CRM database
  11. To work proactively with other members of the Community Relationships Team to plan and organise regular activity for engagement and information sharing purposes, including events and communications.
  12. Working with the rest of the Community Relationships Team, Leadership Team and other key internal stakeholders to develop acquisition, cultivation and stewardship activities as appropriate.
  13. To contribute to proposals, bids and applications to corporates, major donors and other organisations outside of own remit working collaboratively within the partnerships and philanthropy team and across the community relationships team.
  14. To maintain and develop good positive relationships with fundraising volunteers to increase the success of all fundraising initiatives
  15. To act as an ambassador for North Yorkshire Hospice Care representing the charity at external events, protecting and enhancing the organisation's brands and reputation, acting as a key ambassador for the charity ensuring that our name and reputation are positively viewed within the marketplace and in line with brand guidelines.
  16. To work across the Community Relationships Team and wider organisation on projects to maximise opportunities and utilise skillsets to achieve the departmental strategic goals.
  17. To embed the organisation's values into your working practices evidencing this regularly and ensuring this remains a priority.


To carry out all duties in accordance with the law, the Hospice philosophy, and the Hospice policy on equality of opportunity and diversity and collective responsibility.


The above is indicative of the current responsibilities of the post which may change from time to time in consultation with the post holder in line with the service need.


3. Terms and Conditions


Responsible to:         Funding Manager


Responsible for:        Not applicable


Salary:                        Internal scale


Hours:                         25 – 37.5 hours/week


  • This role is home-based, with the flexibility to travel in response to the needs of organisation and supporters.



Person Specification



  • Good general education



  • At least two years’ experience of trust fundraising leading on both revenue and capital appeals
  • Experience of applying for contracts and tenders
  • Experience of coordinating multiple projects and delivering to deadlines
  • Experience of securing income
  • Experience of creating, managing and monitoring budgets



  • Ability to think creatively to match organisation project funding with trust and contract criteria
  • Able to prepare a case for support, including detailed project costs
  • Able to write persuasive reports with strong story telling elements
  • Ability to work to financial targets, forecasting and budgets
  • Good knowledge of commissioning and procurement best practise
  • Contract development and implementation
  • Able to write accurate reports
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take a project management role in funded projects
  • Understanding of the importance of evaluation and measuring outcomes
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft Office and databases
  • Understanding of the importance of building relationships with potential funders
  • Excellent written and verbal skills



  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communications and influencing skills
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Full understanding of and strong commitment to confidentiality
  • Understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity procedures




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Refreshed on: 08 February 2022
Closed date: 18 February 2022 at 09:00
Tags: Fundraising

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