EC1M, London (On-site)
£36,200 - £40,300 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you want to make a difference and be part of a vibrant and inclusive organisation that has been helping save lives for more than a century?  As one of the country’s best-loved charities, St John Ambulance played a pivotal role in responding to the pandemic as well as ‘everyday’ health emergencies, training, supporting communities, and improving young people’s lives.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing fundraising directorate with big ambitions to grow income and be best in class. We want to find people who can grow with us!  This key role within the Fundraising Directorate sits within the Philanthropy and Partnerships Team comprising trusts and statutory, philanthropy and corporate. Focussing on grant making trusts and foundations, the successful candidate will develop and maintain relationships with, and secure funds from, existing and new funders to support St John’s key strategic priorities. 

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work, providing a supportive culture with opportunities to grow and develop your career, achieve a healthy work life balance and to be recognised for the great work you do. The role benefits from a competitive salary, generous pension, hybrid, flexible working, 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) - increasing to 38 days over 5 years, options to buy and sell holiday, free first/mental aid first aider courses, Blue Light and NHS online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme, life assurance, flu jab, eye care, mental health and wellbeing tools and volunteering days. 

Please see the job description for more detail (this can be viewed on our website or once you click apply)

About You:

  • Proven experience of the trust funding landscape having successfully secured complex trust funds from identification of the opportunity to evaluation stage
  • Proven ability to proactively seek and secure new donors and maintaining excellent working relationships with donors
  • Experience of working with senior contacts including Trustees and Senior Leaders to identify opportunities and develop funding proposals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to adapt writing style to different types of applications and articulate complex issues in a succinct and compelling way to prospective donors



About The Role:

  • Actively work to secure income to meet agreed personal and team fundraising targets in line with the organisation’s operational priorities
  • Identify potential trust and statutory funding opportunities, working alongside Senior Management colleagues, Trustees and the Prospect Researcher to continue to identify new funds and develop the pipeline
  • Build, manage and maintain a portfolio of donors, stewarding relationships to ensure donor satisfaction and long-term engagement, including detailed and timely reporting
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues from different functions to grant manage donor funded projects and prepare high quality narrative and financial reports, in line with donor requirements


About Us:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team of over 1,700 employees and over 30,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through essential first aid services, training and campaigning.  As a charity with rich heritage and a long history of serving humanity, we are proud of our past and excited about creating a healthier, safer, more resilient future.

St John Ambulance works at the heart of communities, supporting and enabling them to access and receive physical and mental health first aid. We do this through developing and providing effective community response and outreach services (e.g. Ambulance response, Falls response, Night Time Economy and Homelessness outreach) and using our longstanding expertise to empower people with vital clinical skills and the confidence to use them (e.g. our Volunteers and Community Advocates, NHS Cadets and Young Responders programmes).

Applicartion review date: 29/08/2022
Interview date: 01/09/2022


St John Ambulance are committed to increasing the diversity of our team and making sure we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.   At St John, everyone is valued and supported to thrive, we have several networks including Multi Culture, Disability and Accessibility, Pride, Family and Carers and Women’s groups.  We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and engender a sense of belonging for all, by creating an environment of mutual respect, where we value unique differences and demonstrate authentic allyship. We believe passionately in equality, diversity and inclusion.   


Please note: St John does not accept speculative CVs and will only review CVs sent in application for an advertised vacancy.

Recruitment Agencies: We are not utilising the services of recruitment agencies for this vacancy and will accept direct applications only.





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Posted on: 05 August 2022
Closing date: 29 August 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 179729CHJ
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development