Head of Philanthropy

Fantastic opportunity for a Head of Philanthropy with an excellent track record in major donor fundraising to develop a new team at the cutting edge of health care and science.

You will be joining an ambitious and high achieving team and playing a key role in shaping the new five-year strategy in this career-defining role.

The High Value Fundraising Team is developing, and you will play a pivotal role in driving new high value individual relationships. You will also have a small portfolio of charitable Trusts and Foundations within your prospect pool.

We are looking for someone who is energised by new business development where your role is focused on building a prospect portfolio from the ground up, making connections and building long-lasting relationships. You will have excellent interpersonal and relationship development skills, a proven track-record of developing new, long-lasting relationships with individuals.

You will be a natural communicator with a collaborative and empowering approach leadership. Both entrepreneurial and creative, you will have experience of building a portfolio of influencers seek and the ability to influence at the most senior level. You will have significant fundraising experience and a proven track record of bringing in 6 and 7 figure gifts.

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity. If you’re excited by the potential of building something and having a significant impact on future health care then get in touch with Philippa or Emma at Charity People.

How to apply

Please send a copy of your CV to Philippa or Emma at Charity People. If your profile fits what we’re looking for, we’ll be in touch with further details and to arrange a phone or video call.




Application closing date

Wednesday 6th July 2022

First stage interviews

Week commencing 11 July 2022

Second stage interviews

Week commencing 18 July 2022

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability, and potential. Please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help ensure the application process work for you.

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities with which we work.

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Salary: £56,848 - £61,083 (incl. LWA)

Location: Central London. Flexible hybrid working, based on minimum of 40% onsite/month.

Responsible to: Deputy Director of High Value Fundraising

Responsible for: Major Gifts team; including 3 x Senior Major Gift Managers and 1 x Major Gift Manager. Trust & Foundations team will also have a dotted line in to this post.

Benefits: 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and 4 closure days in December between Christmas and New Year. Generous pension scheme. Access to fantastic sport facilities, including various gyms and an indoor pool. Excellent professional development opportunities.

Closing Date: Wednesday 6th July 2022