Philanthropy Manager

London (Central), London (Greater)
c £45,000
28 May 2019
28 Jun 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Every second of every day, London Air Ambulance is here, saving the lives of the severely injured, providing rapid response and cutting-edge care. Severe injury is the biggest killer of people under 40 years old in England.

London Air Ambulance charity was established because a group of committed, determined and pioneering individuals saw a way to save more lives, despite the medical establishment view at the time that patients with critical injuries could only be treated effectively in hospital.

Today, treating patients before they get to hospital has been transformed into an established medical discipline and our service is seen as a world leader of rapid response care. We have provided support to the capital in its times of greatest need, such as advanced trauma response to mass casualty incidents.

We believe we have a responsibility to share our researched developments and innovations. In the UK and worldwide, we lead the way in treating serious injuries at the scene of incidents.

We are proud to have a number of firsts to our name, which include:

  • Ground breaking roadside surgery only previously carried out in hospital, including open heart surgery;
  • Pioneering a procedure at the roadside used to control catastrophic bleeding in trauma patients called REBOA;
  • Administering blood transfusions at the roadside;
  • Leading on the provision of safe pre-hospital anaesthesia.

To support the delivery of the organisational ambition, we refocused our Philanthropy strategy two years ago and have spent that time building a pipeline of prospective donors, reinvigorating dormant donor relationships and rebooting our Ambassador programme.  At this point we are putting plans in place to solicit significant income for our new helicopter fleet from groups of high net worth supporters and executing a special events programme geared towards a major donor audience. We need to grow our income significantly from high net worth individuals by further engaging our current donors and cultivating new donors, making the most of our current position and the opportunities that our 30th anniversary year and Royal patronage have created.

Working closely with the Deputy Director of Fundraising, the post-holder will have the opportunity to embed Philanthropic income from individuals and its transformative impact into the charity.

The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial self-starter, hands on and self-sufficient. You will need to be confident, courageous and resilient, working closely with a dynamic and donor focused team to make the most out of every opportunity offered. You will possess outstanding oral and written communication and influencing skills, and will have the presence, gravitas and sensitivity to operate effectively at all levels.

Key responsibilities

Income Generation and Donor Stewardship

  • Initiate, foster and develop rich, long term relationships with donors capable of giving transformational support to London’s Air Ambulance.
  • Develop and grow the current major giving pipeline and portfolio of major gifts from high net worth individuals and senior business leaders.
  • Support the CEO in relationship management of major donors co-ordinated at senior level.
  • Work closely with the Deputy Director of Development to manage the LAA Ambassador programme and the formation of the Development Board.
  • Lead negotiations and secure income from Major Donors, ensuring all parties are involved internally and externally and all are in full agreement with commitments on both sides.
  • Work closely with the CEO, Trustees, the Deputy Director of Development, key stakeholders and existing supporters to map and build on their networks and mobilise introductions and asks.
  • Deliver a stewardship programme to provide donors with the highest level of care including individual donor care plans, written communications and reports, face to face meetings and a programme of events and visits.
  • With support from the wider PPE team, identify suitable projects to build cases for support and wish lists for new and existing donors. Create tailored presentation materials to evidence the need and personal, timely reports to evidence the impact.
  • Identify and manage the coordination of acknowledgment and recognition opportunities.

For further information and a confidential discussion please do not hesitate to contact Charlotte Wilmot, Director, Eardley Wilmot, The closing date for this position is rolling, and we are considering applications as we receive them, so please do not hesitate to get in touch as soon as you are ready.

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