Imagine not being able to move, sleep, or smile. Feeling anxious or depressed and struggling to think or remember. Your body not feeling like your own. This is what Parkinson's can feel like.
Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's - a brain condition that turns lives upside down, leaving a future full of uncertainty.
Parkinson’s UK is a people-powered movement. Together we will find the cure, and improve life for everybody affected by Parkinson’s. Join us!
About the role
You’ll manage your own funder portfolio, identifying trust and foundation prospects and writing tailored proposals and reports to them. You will collaborate with staff across fundraising and the charity to influence external funder contacts through high-quality writing, meetings and phone calls.
What you'll do
You’ll build strong and lasting relationships with trust supporters to get priority areas of our work funded, supporting brilliant projects and programmes that meet real needs for people with Parkinson’s across the UK, and contributing to a groundswell of support for Parkinson’s.
• Be a key member of the Trusts and Statutory Team of six, alongside Philanthropy and Prospect Research.
• Cultivate strong working relationships with a portfolio of small and mid-sized trust and foundation supporters.
• Create clear and concise proposals and reports and identify the most appropriate approaches.
• Contribute to the team’s overall trusts and statutory target by excellent team-work and cultivation including attending funder/donor events.
• Maintain accurate records and maintain a strong understanding of all issues relating to living with Parkinson’s.
What you'll bring
• Experience of successfully securing four- or five-figure gifts from charitable trusts and foundations and managing a funding portfolio.
• Ability to work effectively with a range of internal and external people, and knowledge of trust funders, bid-writing and project reporting.
• Proven ability to organise a busy workload effectively and work in a team.
• Ability to organise and present written and numerical data, with strong writing skills and willingness to develop these.
• Having sympathy for and knowledge of Parkinson’s, medical research, health, social care and disability issues.
If you think you could help us, we would love to hear from you.
Parkinson's UK promotes a healthy work life balance with generous holiday allowance, flexi-time and flexible working. Please visit our website for more information on our benefits.
For further details on how to apply, please visit our website via the Apply button.
Please note, supporting statements must demonstrate how you meet all the essential criteria of the person specification.
Please note, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.
Closing date: 22 April 2019
Interview date: Week commencing 29 April 2019
Parkinson’s UK is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from disabled persons, including those with Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s UK is the operating name of the Parkinson’s Disease Society of the United Kingdom. A charity registered in England and Wales (258197) and in Scotland (SC037554).