Do you have senior trusts experience?
Do you want to play a major part in making a significant impact on the advancement of global medical research into heart and circulatory disease, and help the British Heart Foundation (BHF) realise its vision to end the heartbreak these diseases cause?
Then this extraordinary opportunity is for you.
About the role
We are looking for an exceptional Head of Trusts to lead our Trusts and Foundation team to deliver a robust and successful trusts fundraising strategy which grows income and is in line with the wider Philanthropy team's objectives.
Philanthropic giving is growing rapidly at the BHF. We are securing six and seven figure donations from individuals, trusts and foundations, domestically and internationally, and offering first-rate engagement opportunities for supporters.
We've achieved this amidst the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring the BHF can continue to fund lifesaving research and work with patients and the public to improve and saves lives from heart and circulatory diseases.
You'll be focused on securing six and seven figure gifts and pledges from Trusts and Foundations to reach an ambitious personal income target, while supporting the team to reach their own targets. You'll also develop and deliver plans to grow the Trusts pipeline and ensure that the team are delivering high quality stewarding to existing donors to encourage long term support.
To be successful in this role, you will have a demonstrable track record in trust fundraising. You'll be entrepreneurial and results-driven with outstanding communication and influencing skills, with the ability to write persuasively, presenting a compelling case. You will have an excellent eye for detail and the ability to be focused.
With strong relationship building skills and demonstrable experience of working closely with senior stakeholders, both internally and externally you'll be able to develop executive solicitation plans.
Please note this is a maternity cover contract for 12 months.
We're here to keep hearts beating and blood flowing. With research spanning all heart and circulatory diseases, we are out to beat the world's biggest killers. From head to toe you have over 60,000 miles of blood vessels in your body so we have our work cut out.
Here at the BHF we understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life. Many of our people work flexibly in many different ways. Please feel free to talk to us about the flexibility you may need; we're happy to explore what's possible for you and the role.
Interviews will be held virtually via MS Teams.