The National Brain Appeal’s mission is to support the development of new treatments and cures for the 100s of devastating neurological conditions that affect 1 in 6 people in the UK (current figures stand at 14.7m). The charity makes a major contribution towards capital appeals, in funding pioneering research, providing access to the best technology for expert diagnosis and treatment, and towards training tomorrow’s clinicians at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the UCL Institute of Neurology, known collectively as “Queen Square”.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Charity at a very exciting time as we gear up towards two major capital appeals. You will work with some amazing people across the organisation and Queen Square. With the support of the wider fundraising team and with access to a rich pool of prospects and prospect research, you will create and make the asks that shape our future and help transform research, diagnoses and outcomes for devastating neurological and neurodegenerative conditions.
We are looking for candidates with a broad range of professional expertise, a creative approach and a passion for fundraising across multiple – and sometimes competing – priorities to shape and deliver activity and income around the Charity’s mid-level and major donors, our capital appeals, corporate partnerships and large trusts and foundations programmes
As an established philanthropy and major gifts professional, you will join us at an exciting period of growth and alongside five other new recruits. You will lead a newly created team (with four direct reports) to help us to develop and deliver our ambitious major gifts and corporate fundraising strategy. You will have a proven track record of personally securing gifts of £100,000 plus and will use your knowledge and expertise to deliver powerful recruitment and retention campaigns and strategies to engage and excite key audiences. Working in collaboration with the executive team, you will drive innovations in fundraising, making the best use of data driven decisions and technology to support growth and increase our efficiency and reach.
This role requires strong personal relationship management skills and the ability to develop and deliver effective, long-term engagement strategies to ensure sustainability. You will demonstrate a good understanding of major donor, trust and corporate fundraising market trends alongside strong influencing and negotiation skills. You will be accustomed to dealing with senior level figures and in managing the highest-level relationships between the charity, corporates, trusts, and mid-level and major donors.
As Team Leader, you will be proactive, highly organised and with excellent problem-solving skills. You will inspire and motivate your team at all levels while setting ambitious stretch targets aligned with the charity‘s vision and strategic goals ensuring projects are delivered effectively and efficiently.
The National Brain Appeal is an independent charity operating within the UCLH NHS Foundation Trust framework. As such, you can take advantage of numerous excellent benefits including:
• Travel season ticket loans
• NHS staff discounts
• 27 days annual leave on appointment
• Hybrid working options available
• Attractive NHS pension scheme
• A staff psychological and welfare service
For more details, please view the job description and person specification attached to this advert.
Deadline: Monday 1 November 2021
Interviews: week commencing 8 November
Please note, applications need to be made via the NHS Jobs Portal and will require you creating an account.
We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.