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Philanthropy Executive

Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People
Closing date
28 Jul 2021

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Philanthropy Executive

£22,500 - £26,500pa

Leatherhead KT22 0BN

(with some flexibility to agree working from home)


This is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to get some major donor experience by working closely with the Head of Philanthropy to help with delivery of the capital appeal. Providing invaluable support with research, database management, high profile events and bespoke communications with HNWI and prospects.


The QEF Engagement and Partnerships (E&P) team is based at Leatherhead Court, but with the introduction of a new flexible working programme there will be an opportunity for the successful candidate to work from home as well. The E&P team raise money to support all QEF services and the activities of the Group, through a combination of individual giving campaigns, events, trust applications, community, corporate support and major gifts.

It is a very exciting time to join QEF. Having launched a major appeal in November 2019 we have successfully surpassed our first year target despite the pandemic. The £2.7m Edward Guinness Appeal was formed to raise the costs of the build of the new £15m Care and Rehabilitation Centre, QEF's largest ever investment in its facilities. In the 19/20 FY Major Donor income increased by 87%, to over £500,000 in one year. We have implemented an ambitious plan to meet the growing demands of our high-profile events programme to reach our £1.2m year 2 appeal target - we now need a likeminded individual drive this growth for the future. If you are willing to take risks, not happy to just conform and want to learn how to do real major donor work then make sure you apply.

If you are successful, you will be working closely with the Head of Philanthropy to develop new ideas on how to best nurture the supporters we have now and how we can introduce new HNWIs to the work of the=is wonderful charity. You will be involved in all aspects of major donor fundraising as well as researching and writing persuasive proposals and communications to major donors and prospects. There will also be scope to develop event management skills assisting with the implementation and delivery of a series of major donor events.


You are passionate about your area of work
Our Values and Behaviours inspire you
You have excellent written and communications skills
You enjoy building relationships and working as part of a team
You are organised and able to work to tight deadlines
You have excellent time management and an ability to prioritise
You have a strong desire to help people
You are creative and enthusiastic with a problem-solving attitude
You have experience in writing persuasive content
You are analytical with good attention to detail
You are driven and ambitious


Being part of QEF means that you will be valued as a key member of a charity that is passionate about its work. You'll gain a sense of professional satisfaction from knowing that every day you have worked as a team to improve someone else's life. Whether you work in one of our client-facing services, or at the head office, you'll never be far away from the inspiring journey of our service users. In addition, you'll receive:

25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata)
Pension and Life Assurance
Westfield Healthcare Cash back scheme and shopping discounts
Free on-site parking
Range of training opportunities provided to ensure career development
Childcare vouchers


To apply please visit our website via the link and apply online.

Closing date: 30th July 21

This role is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks which will include references. This role does not need a DBS search. We are an inclusive employer - so anyone with the right mentality and attitude should apply - remember, we are looking for someone who is not afraid to take risks and introduce new 'things'. Come and help us shake the world, of major donor fundraising, up.


Actively participating in learning, development and feedback opportunities.
Promoting QEF's Equal Opportunities policy.
Being an active team player.
Being an ambassador of QEF's Values and Behaviours.


QEF is proud to be an equal opportunities employer
We guarantee to interview all applicants who meet the criteria for a vacancy and to consider each applicant on their ability to do the job
Please contact HR if you require any reasonable adjustment(s) for the application process or interview stage
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