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Campaign Director – Cambridge Children’s Hospital

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£78,192 - £90,387 p.a pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2022
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Do you want to be part of something unique and transformative that changes the health outcomes of millions of children? Can you help to build a new Children’s Hospital for the East of England which will take new and innovative approaches to mental and physical healthcare?

Campaign Director – Cambridge Children’s Hospital
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Site: Addenbrookes Hospital – Corporate
Location: Cambridge – The project is largely based in Cambridge with the opportunity for hybrid working
Salary: £78,192 - £90,387 p.a pro rata
Contract: 2 years
Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours per week

The Cambridge Children’s Hospital Campaign is looking for a Campaign Director. You will have experience of operating at a senior level, have great fundraising insight and relationship building skills, be creative and inspiring, and have the ambition to help achieve the goal – to raise £100 million towards their new paediatric hospital. The Campaign has three philanthropic partners the support of an experienced Campaign Board chaired by Mary Archer DBE and the senior leadership of the organisation, the University of Cambridge, and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust. There is so much to share about this unique and rare opportunity; if you are intrigued to learn more please get in touch.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of the Campaign Team and will work collaboratively with the leadership and management teams across Cambridge University and Development and Alumni Relations Office, Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) and Head to Toe Charity (the charity affiliated to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust (CPFT) to achieve a successful and integrated campaign for Cambridge Children’s Hospital.

You will provide strategic campaign leadership to ensure the implementation of the campaign plan, including delivery on key milestones, communications, events and operations.

You will lead and support the Campaign Board across a broad range of campaign activity, to include: volunteer leadership strategy and recruitment; planning and delivery of Campaign Board meetings; briefings for Campaign Board members in support of prospect meetings; and cultivation and philanthropic asks.

You will work closely with the Project team and Joint Strategic Board to ensure that the Campaign and project align and that significant deadlines are met.

This role is critically important to the continued fundraising success of the current campaign and to the reputation of the charitable organisations involved. The role carries with it a significant amount of responsibility.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Degree required or equivalent level of experience
  • Qualification in fundraising or similar specialist area


Essential criteria

  • Experience of operating at a strategic level within a complex organisation
  • Significant experience of working with fundraising volunteers
  • Process and project oriented general manager capable of strategic and operational activity

Desirable criteria

  • Significant track record at a senior level in fundraising
  • Significant track record of delivering major conceptual and written projects to tight deadlines and highest standards
  • Extensive professional experience in writing, editing, and producing communications materials in varied media.
  • Line Management Experience


Essential criteria

  • Knowledge of Strategic management and day-to-day day running of Campaign programmes and ensuring effective delivery against Campaign goals.
  • Extensive knowledge of how to manage large -scale complex programmes and projects at a senior management level using recognised methodology (e.g. Prince 2) and tracking and monitoring their implementation.
  • Knowledge of how to identify and manage risks, issues and dependencies.
  • Extensive knowledge of change management with proven negotiating and influencing knowledge both internally and externally and at all levels.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation.

Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge of strategic priorities of the Campaign across the three charity partners,
  • Knowledge of Government business cases processes


Essential criteria

  • Exceptional understanding of fundraising processes and best practice or an aptitude to learn quickly.
  • A natural implementer of complex programmes with the ability to get agreement across stakeholders with disparate views
  • Experience designing and leading cross-functional working sessions to resolve issues and deliver agreed outcomes
  • Ability to manage complex programme to plan and budget
  • Exceptional negotiation and verbal communications skills, and ability to command trust at senior level across the University and Hospitals.
  • Strong Presentation and facilitation skills to diplomatically reflect and reconcile differing views and provide balanced coverage and analysis
  • A clear thinker who is able to demonstrate collective process in meaningful ways verbally and in writing to a range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to influence, negotiate and collaborate with senior-level managers who do not directly report to the role-holder.
  • Ability to process large quantities of information and simplify them for delivery to various audiences.

Desirable criteria

  • Outstanding analytical skills with an eye for detail.
  • Proficiency in information management, document management and project management of complex tasks.

Additional Requirements

Essential criteria

The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Benefits to you

The organisation offers development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

The organisation welcomes applications from the Armed Forces.

This vacancy will close on: 29th May 2022 – Midnight

Interviews are due to be held:
Stage 1:
Tuesday 14th June 2022
Stage 2: Friday 1st July 2022

Application Process:

To find out more information, please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to where you can complete your application for this position.

Working for the organisation

The Trust

This organisation comprises of Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. The organisation's values – Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

The organisation is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where everyone can all be ourselves. They value differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. They want to ensure that their people are truly representative of all the communities that they serve. They welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people’s age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

No agencies please.

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