Senior Philanthropy Officer

£33,000 per annum
05 Apr 2019
05 May 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Senior Philanthropy Officer

35 hours


Fixed term (12 months)

£33,000 per annum

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 an ambitious and dynamic charity, passionate about improving the lives of everyone affected by Parkinson’s and finding better treatments and a cure.

You could be part of helping us achieve this!

About the role

You’ll manage a portfolio of high net worth individual donors, major donor prospects, senior volunteers and influencers, which leads to increased and sustained giving and engagement with the charity.

You’ll contribute to the Philanthropy team and wider Major Gifts department to successfully deliver the team’s financial and strategic goals.

What you’ll do

Develop and manage relationships and create strategic personalised communication programmes for major donors and prospects giving above £5k and members of the Giving Club giving between £1-5K, to include cultivation, asking for funds and stewardship.

Take responsibility for delivering your own financial target within the Philanthropy budget, using analyses and insight to reforecast projected income.

Ensure all donor and prospect records are maintained and updated accurately and that record keeping is compliant with the charity’s Data Protection Policy.

What you’ll bring

Proven background in Major Gifts Fundraising, Events, Sales or Marketing.

Experience of securing gifts and committed income from individual donors through face-to-face solicitation and developing long term relationships.

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective working relationships with a wide range of people and to establish credibility with donors and colleagues.

Parkinson's UK promotes a healthy work life balance with generous holiday allowance, flexi-time and flexible working. Find out more about our benefits package on our website.

For further details on how to apply, please click on 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.

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).

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