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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance
Flexible Location
£ competitive
Closing date
12 Mar 2021

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Fundraising, Major Donor/ Gifts, Trusts & Foundations
Health & Medical
Full Time
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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance operates helicopters and rapid response vehicles to deliver a life-saving emergency service to the critically ill and injured across Essex, Hertfordshire and the surrounding area. The charity is not part of the NHS and is entirely funded by fundraising, with limited Government support.

The charity’s critical care teams have been and remain on the front line of the coronavirus crisis.  Each team consists of a pilot and co-pilot, a pre-hospital care doctor and a critical care paramedic.  They provide advanced clinical care with life-saving equipment that is normally only found in a hospital emergency department and this early intervention makes a dramatic difference to each patient’s chances of survival.

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance are now seeking someone exceptional to help to blaze a new trail, to do something very few air ambulance charities have been able to do - to personally engage philanthropists, to excite and motivate their involvement and secure their thoughtful and meaningful gifts.

The Head of Philanthropy will be responsible for the Benefactor’s programme to foster relationships with philanthropists for long term funding of the charity’s multi-million-pound business development goals for clearly defined projects with compelling benefits.

Leading by example the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and team of Trustees are seeking professional direction to engage philanthropists successfully and cultivate relationships effectively. 

The Benefactor’s programme strategy is based on a peer-to-peer methodology and other fundraising leaders will be enlisted over time to support the programme and widen the circles of giving.

The Benefactor’s programme is a long-term initiative which will rely on the Head of Philanthropy to sustain an enduring benefit for the charity generated by an array of relationships with philanthropists.  It is a key component of the charity’s diversification plans.

The salary for this new position is highly competitive and there are a range of options for flexible working including being home-based.

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