Swindon (On-site)
£32,491 - £35,992 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you want to have the satisfaction of knowing you are contributing to Swindon’s only adult hospice? Use your passion and skills to make a real difference and join a much-loved charity with its huge supporter base, and in return you will get that feel-good factor!

We are entering an exciting new era where we must build on our historic success and thrive as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and are therefore seeking a Philanthropy Manager to grow and develop our income.

Hours: 37.5 per week – Monday to Friday  

What is the role?

As a senior member of the fundraising team, you will be responsible for generating funds through researching and identifying appropriate trusts, foundations and other grant making bodies. Managing and developing the major donor programme and stewarding legators all in line with the Hospice’s strategic objectives for income growth.

A key element of the role will be to create compelling, creative and persuasive applications and cases for support and to maintain excellent engagement, in order to develop and grow major gift income.

In addition, you will continually raise the profile of the charity in order to develop relationships with supporters in our community, senior volunteers and senior staff, involving them appropriately in our Philanthropy work, in peer-led engagement and networking, in order to further our work.

Our ideal candidate will have a background in charity fundraising with success in achieving challenging targets, a proven experience of excellent relationship stewardship and of bid writing for trusts and foundations. If you think that could be you, we would love to hear from you!

In return, we offer a great range of employee schemes and benefits, including generous annual leave, free parking on-site, on-site café, employee assistance programme, wellbeing team, generous pension scheme, Blue Light Discount Card and so much more!

What we are looking for:

  • Strong creative writing skills to prepare effective bid proposals.
  • Ability to produce high quality reports & narratives.
  • Ability to manage effective internal and external relationships.
  • Excellent written, verbal and communication skills.
  • Proven experience and knowledge of trusts and foundations.
  • Strong IT skills with the ability to work effectively using MS Office products.
  • Proven success in meeting deadlines and achieving challenging targets.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the willingness to provide support to other staff members
  • Charity fundraising experience.
  • A minimum of GCSE grade C in Maths and English Language

It would be great but not essential if you have:

  • Experience of project development
  • Basic understanding of Raisers Edge 7 or similar supporter and donor software would be an advantage

Equality & Diversity

Prospect Hospice is committed to encouraging a diverse and inclusive working environment. We recognise that promoting diversity and eliminating discrimination in our workplace will bring benefits for our people, our business and the communities we serve.

We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, offending background, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


Prospect Hospice is committed to promoting the wellbeing of all adults and children who use our services, ensuring that they live a life that is free from harm, abuse and neglect. We work in an open and transparent way and encourage staff, volunteers, patients and families to raise any safeguarding concerns.

We will review applications as they come in and therefore we may close the vacancy before the closing date. Candidates are therefore advised to apply early.

Refreshed on: 30 June 2022
Closed date: 14 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: PH48
Tags: Fundraising

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