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London (Central), London (Greater)
£28,000 to £32,000
Closing date
13 Aug 2021

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Fundraising, Corporate Fundraising, Major Donor/ Gifts, Trusts & Foundations
Health & Medical
Full Time
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Job Details

This is a new role to develop our Philanthropic Giving Programme, taking our Trust and Corporate income to the next level and setting up and implementing a major giving programme. You  will be working closely  with the Head of  Fundraising  and also the Chief Executive to manage existing relationships as well as cultivating new partnerships and relationships.

As we reach our 5 year anniversary, this is an exciting time to join SRUK, building on the work we have achieved to date and helping deliver our plans for longer-term growth.

You will manage the delivery of an annual work plan and pipeline for our corporate and trusts fundraising programmes, to grow income from both income streams. This will include time-sensitive corporate and trusts  appeals  and longer-term  applications, appeals and partnerships. You will research and make approaches, pitches, submissions and applications to corporate organisations and charitable trusts and foundations

Working with the Head of Fundraising & Communications, you will play a key part in developing plans for implementing a major donor programme, including cultivation and stewardship of new and existing relationships.

Donor focussed and a problem solver, you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be someone who enjoys developing strong relationships both with colleagues and supporters alike.

If you are looking to take the next step in your philanthropy fundraising career then this is the perfect opportunity for you to bring and develop your expertise, working independently and as part of a supportive team.

The Role

Main Purpose: To develop our Philanthropic Giving Programme, taking our Trust and Corporate income to the next level and setting up and implementing a major giving programme. Building a sustainable pipeline of new and existing funders and cultivating both long-term and short-term partnerships. Working across the team to produce compelling case for support materials and applications.


Planning and strategy

  • To contribute to the implementation of the Fundraising Strategy, by preparing plans for Trusts, Corporate and Major Donors which link into the overall strategy, budget and targets
  • To report on the progress of these plans throughout the year.
  • Manage a robust prospect pipeline for major donors, corporates and trusts and foundations to ensure we have a long-term sustainable programme of support across the three streams.

Income Generation

  • To manage the development of income from Trusts and Foundations, and Corporates, building on established relationships and sourcing new potential funders and partners, through research and creating applications and proposals.
  • Build the Major Donors income stream putting together appeals and campaigns and robust stewardship plans.
  • Develop, write and submit compelling proposals and applications of the highest standard to secure both restricted and unrestricted funding.
  • Work with the Head of Fundraising & Communications to facilitate relationships with potential funders across the UK.
  • Establish a sustainable programme of support combining regular smaller appeals/asks with larger restricted appeals and applications.
  • To develop  and identify  new  opportunities  with major  donors, trusts  and foundations in line with fundraising strategy. This will include leading and supporting approaches to new prospects.


  • In line with our culture of putting the supporter first - using tailored, bespoke and innovative ways of stewarding to maximise impact.
  • Reporting back to funders - ensuring that report deadlines are met and that criteria for funding is monitored and evaluated throughout the course of the funding.
  • Thanking appropriately and ensuring support is publicised, recognised, recorded in annual report as appropriate
  • Cultivation - work with the Head of Fundraising & Communications to plan events, meetings and opportunities to showcase our work to potential and existing donors.

Partnerships/ Key stakeholders

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues from across the organisation to develop innovative project proposals to secure funding in line with the organisational strategy.
  • Work collaboratively with Individual Giving Fundraiser and Community & Events Fundraiser to develop prospects and overarching campaigns/ appeals
  • Work with the Chief Executive and Head of Fundraising & Communications to ensure that all partners and funders are managed appropriately ad all communications via our various channels are centrally managed.

Policy and Procedure

  • Ensure all necessary donation administration is accurately assigned, ensuring that high standards of financial and donor records are kept, the supporter database is maintained and all activities are conducted in line with the current GDPR rules, legislation relating to charitable activities and SRUK policies.
  • Ensure effective and accurate recording of partnership working and ensure information held is accurate and up to date
  • Ensure the database of  major donor, corporate and trust supporters  and prospects is up-to-date, accurate and GDPR compliant.
  • Keep up to date with fundraising legislation and codes of practice

Other Duties

  • To undertake any other works as could be expected of a Senior Philanthropy Fundraiser.


Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK (SRUK) is a new charity formed by the merger of two smaller charities (Scleroderma Society and the Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Association). The charity supports those affected by Scleroderma and Raynaud’s, both auto-immune, connective tissue conditions.

This is an exciting time to join the organisation as we prepare to become a single national charity with a clear ambition to achieve transformation and growth in terms of increasing the profile and presence of the new charity.

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020 7000 1925
Bride House
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