About the role
We are recruiting for a Corporate Fundraising Officer with at least two years’ experience working in a Corporate fundraising environment, to join The Cure Parkinson's Trust (CPT) fundraising team. Working within an ambitious, motivated and highly supportive team, you will be responsible for raising funds from corporate donors, growing existing and new partnerships and corporate support.
This is an opportunity for someone to develop our emerging corporate income into an integral source of funds for the organisation’s ambitious growth plans. You will research opportunities for new corporate support, creating and managing a pipeline of companies across a range of sectors who can be approached for funding. You will deliver excellent account management for existing supporters, stewarding these relationships into long-standing partnerships. You will manage sponsorship and advertising opportunities for fundraising events, most notably the annual Gulls' Eggs Luncheon and Grouse & Grape Luncheon.
We are looking for a motivated individual who can take the initiative and help shape the role of corporate fundraising at the charity into the future. You should be able to demonstrate outstanding relationship management and excellent supporter care as well as some experience of working in a busy supporter facing environment, confidently meeting with supporters and making presentations where necessary.
This is an ideal role for someone who has experience in Corporate Fundraising and wants to take on a new challenge and develop new skills at a globally recognised medical research charity.
For further details please view the job description. To apply, please submit a CV with a covering letter outlining how you feel your skills and experience are suited to this role. Applications will not be considered without a covering letter.
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) is the only organisation in the UK solely dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s. We work with funders and institutional partners around the world to initiate and fund fundamental research and ground-breaking clinical trials.
Parkinson’s is a debilitating neurological condition affecting over 145,000 people in the UK and 10 million people worldwide. It is characterised by tremors, rigidity, slowness of movement and many other symptoms. There is no cure. The treatment of Parkinson’s has not changed significantly in over 50 years - i.e. the treatment of symptoms only - and some of the side effects of existing symptomatic treatments are as troubling as the condition itself.
CPT believes that a cure is within reach. Numerous recent scientific advances in the field lead us to the view that it is funding, not science, which is holding up effective treatments that slow, stop or reverse the condition. Our ground-breaking Linked Clinical Trials (LCT) program is a high-profile example (re-purposing - against Parkinson’s - existing treatments used for other conditions, based on sound biochemical evidence): many trials are underway, but there are many more to fund.