Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for a self-motivated and passionate person to design and implement our philanthropy programme. This is an exciting new role for someone to prospect, manage and develop opportunities with new supporters and impact the charity's ambitious five-year strategy. You will:

  • Identify and manage a portfolio of prospects to ensure effective cultivation and stewardship of donors and prospects for new sources of funding.  
  • Recruit and implement a Solving Kids’ Cancer Development Board made up of volunteer leaders dedicated to raising the charity’s profile.
  • Develop and implement a legacy strategy for the charity.
  • Play a vital role in the delivery of the Fundraising and Communications Strategy by maximising income and raising awareness, and the charity’s strategic priorities.  

For more information on the role and what we do, read the attached Job Pack.


What we offer

  • 32 days holiday, bank holidays included
  • 5% employer pension scheme contribution
  • Access to 24/7 confidential helplines for counselling and legal and tax advice
  • Wellbeing check-ins with manager and optional Wellbeing Action Plan
  • Participation in staff surveys for the opportunity to anonymously feedback experiences
  • Regular opportunities to meet in person as departments and the full team
  • Training opportunities – we care about our staff and volunteers and encourage opportunities for professional development
  • A child-centred charity with a passionate and dedicated team


Applying to join our team

If you would like to apply please complete and submit an Application Form highlighting your suitability for the position in the Supporting Statement. Please do not send a CV or Cover Letter. If you would like an informal conversation with Anne, Head of Fundraising & Comms, prior to applying to this role, you can email her directly - her details are in the job pack.

We would also ask you to complete and return the attached diversity monitoring form. The information contained in the questionnaire will be treated as confidential and will be used by us to monitor and drive our work towards diversity and inclusion commitments.

We actively encourage applications from those with lived experience of neuroblastoma and/or other childhood cancers. As an equal opportunity employer, we also welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If there are any adjustments that would help you to engage with the recruitment process, please let us know.

As a safeguarding charity whose work and practice is underpinned by safeguarding principles to protect children and young people and enhance their welfare, we always work in accordance with legislation, statutory guidance and best safeguarding practices. All of our roles require a basic criminal record check.



Interviews will take place w/c 18 July July via Microsoft Teams.

If you need any additional help with the interview stage, please let us know what you need.

Shortlisted candidates will meet a panel comprising Anne Denman - Head of Fundraising and Communications, Anna Austin - Relationship Manager, and Gail Jackson - Chief Executive Officer.

More about Solving Kids' Cancer UK

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Refreshed on: 02 July 2022
Closed date: 07 July 2022 at 09:03
Job ref: Philanthropy Manager
Tags: Fundraising

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