Epilepsy Society, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks
Working some days from home possible. 2-3 days a week likely in the office
37.5 hours a week. Condensed hours and flexibility possible.
Salary circa £40,000 depending on level of experience
Benefits include: flexible working arrangements including working some days from home, free onsite parking, group personal pension, excellent training opportunities, generous holiday entitlement, employee assistance programme
600,000 people have epilepsy in the UK - that is about one in every 100. For anyone with epilepsy, having seizures, the fear of having seizures, and their unpredictability, impacts upon all areas of life, including education, employment, driving, leisure, safety and personal relationships.
Epilepsy Society wants everyone affected by epilepsy to have the best opportunity for a full life – as free from seizures as possible. The Charity’s mission is: To enhance the quality of life of people affected by epilepsy by promoting public awareness and education, by undertaking research and by delivering specialist medical care and support services. The Charity was started in 1892 over 125 years ago.
The Charity has ambitious plans to raise significant income from major donors, companies and trusts in order to support Epilepsy Society’s Care, Advocacy and Research work. You will be joining a strong fundraising team that is focussed, ambitious, enthusiastic and committed to raising as much net income as possible for those affected by epilepsy. The team has the full backing of the Chief Executive and Trustees who are willing to invest in fundraising in order to achieve growth in net income in the coming years.
Reporting to the Fundraising Director, the Philanthropy Manager will lead on proactively approaching a range of major donor, corporate and trusts funders to achieve a long term strategy for growth in income.
The role will include developing and implementing a strategy for major donors, corporate and trusts fundraising, managing an existing portfolio of partnerships and winning new business. The Epilepsy Society’s research is world renowned and its partnerships with UCL and UCLH give great appeal to those willing to invest in cutting edge, world leading epilepsy research. You will line manage the Trusts & Foundations Officer and there is the opportunity to grow the Philanthropy team if potential net income in these areas can be realised.
You will have excellent relationship building and communications skills and the ability to develop long term strategic partnerships.
To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement (maximum 2 pages) clearly highlighting how you meet the person specification for this role.
Please note an enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring) check will be required before appointment is confirmed.
Closing date: 18 March 2021