Philanthropy Manager - Children with Cancer UK
Every day ten frightened parents have to break the devastating news to their child that they have cancer.
That’s 4,000 families in the last year. And 500 children’s lives lost.
Children with Cancer UK was founded in 1988 – 2018 is its 30th anniversary.
It was inaugurated by Diana, Princess of Wales, working with the O’Gorman family, two of whose children’s lives were cut short by childhood leukaemia.
Children with Cancer UK invests millions of pounds every year in improving the survival rates and quality of life of young cancer patients and finding and reducing the causes of childhood cancer.
The role of Philanthropy Manager
Since 1988, Children with Cancer UK has raised over £220 million, £125 million in the last 10 years, to support research into the causes and treatment of childhood cancers, and to provide better facilities for caring for children and their families. Its 30th anniversary will see an ambitious step change in its fundraising, to significantly increase its investment in new research and forms of care.
In order to achieve this, Children with Cancer UK will develop and launch new initiatives to attract greater support from charitable trusts and foundations and major individual donors.
The new post of Philanthropy Manager will play a central role across these initiatives.
Our ideal candidate will be creative and dynamic; intelligent and flexible, ambitious and focused on results. We are not looking necessarily for specific fundraising skills (although they would be very welcome if relevant), but someone who can get the job done and who can show us the significant results they have achieved in their career to date.
We are looking for someone with excellent research skills; good team working skills; high quality writing and verbal skills; and a meticulous approach to planning. We welcome applications from candidates seeking a strategic role as the next step in their career.
The full job description and person specification is available to view on the Children with Cancer UK website (About Us/Job Opportunities).
We will consider 4 days a week for an exceptional candidate.
Applications and deadlines
To apply for this post, please send your CV and a cover letter setting out why you believe you are the right person for the job to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for the receipt of applications is 9am, Monday, 5 February 2018.
First interviews held w/b 12 February 2018.
Please put the role/job title in the subject line of your email.
If you have not been contacted by Friday 9 February 2018 your application has unfortunately not progressed to the next stage. Good luck.