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Philanthropy Manager

Employer
Yorkshire Cancer Research
Location
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Salary
Circa. £40,000 per annum
Closing date
17 Mar 2024

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Function
Marketing, Management, PR & Communications
Sector
Health & Medical
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Seniority
Manager

Job Details

Philanthropy Manager  

Harrogate, North Yorkshire  

We offer hybrid working and we are committed to paying the Real Living Wage. 

About Us 

Yorkshire is one of the regions hardest hit by cancer. Together, we can change this.  

Yorkshire Cancer Research is a charity dedicated to funding research so that you and those you love live longer healthier lives, free of cancer. 

Thanks to supporters, the charity funds vital cancer research and pioneers innovative new services for people with cancer. These life-giving medical breakthroughs are helping more people survive cancer – in Yorkshire, and beyond.  

As an inclusive employer, our aim is to ensure our workforce reflects the rich diversity of our region. We believe a diverse workforce is vital to us taking action to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer more effectively in Yorkshire. We offer equal opportunities regardless of race, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnerships. 

 The Benefits 

We offer all employees a wide range of benefits including an enhanced contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays (increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service), flexible working arrangements, private medical insurance, enhanced maternity leave, career progression, learning and development, wellbeing initiatives, offices within walking distance of Hornbeam Park train station, free onsite parking and a whole lot more. 

We’ve got a strong set of values that inform everything we do and we’re looking for people who are aligned with these. As our Philanthropy Manager, you will put people in Yorkshire at the heart of everything you do, unite with colleagues and other organisations in this cause, and dare to think big and bold to make positive solutions happen. 

The Role 

As our Philanthropy Manager you will have experience of securing five- and six-figure gifts from individuals and family foundations (often involving a CEO and trustees), a solid basis in relationship fundraising, as well as a good understanding of data, research, donor stewardship and communications. 

Supporting the Head of Fundraising, you will build Yorkshire Cancer Research’s portfolio of major donors, delivering exceptional engagement and stewardship to help maximise income. You will also contribute towards the development and delivery of the charity’s fundraising strategy to ensure sufficient income is secured to enable Yorkshire Cancer Research to achieve its ambitious plans to save more lives in Yorkshire and beyond. 

Yorkshire Cancer Research is dedicated to funding research to give Yorkshire more life to live. This role provides an opportunity to make a difference to people at risk of, or who have, cancer by helping attract the funds that make this research possible. 

Specifically, you will: 

  • Develop and be responsible for implementing Yorkshire Cancer Research’s major donor fundraising strategy, engaging relevant people across the charity, increasing awareness among key audiences, and playing a lead role in inspiring current and prospective donors. 
  • Ensure that our major gift fundraising efforts build on and complement our wider fundraising, including legacy giving and corporate fundraising – and the work of our Local Volunteer Groups.  
  • Work with the Head of Fundraising and other colleagues to refine and develop the charity’s Case for Support, creating a compelling narrative that will inspire philanthropic support. 
  • Develop a portfolio of engagement opportunities for major donors to include events, communications, smaller dinners and meetings with senior people at the charity – ensuring these are responsive to the interests of donors and are appropriately planned and resourced.  
  • Work with the Events Team to identify existing charity activities that will engage major donors and maximise income. 
  • Lead on the development and implementation of prospect management procedures and reporting for major donors. This includes driving and reviewing the agenda for regular prospect tracking meetings and identifying other mechanisms for improving high value prospect management. 
  • Ensure that donor records are accurate and kept up to date and that all information relating to donors is produced and stored in line with data protection regulations and best practice. 

About You 

To be considered for this role, you will need: 

  • To have a degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline, or proven experience working in a similar role at a similar level. 
  • To have relationship-building experience, preferably with major individual donors or associated family foundations. 
  • To have used insight to inform decision-making. 
  • To be able to work collaboratively and effectively in a matrix-management organisation. 
  • To collaborate with other teams to develop appealing propositions and attractive marketing communication. 
  • To develop clear Key Performance Indicators and reporting performance against them on both a regular and ad hoc basis. 
  • To have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships. 
  • To be happy to work independently and to ask for support where this is needed. Also likes to work with, and support, colleagues as part of a team working towards a common goal.  
  • To have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with an ability to use active listening skills, and write professionally and appropriately for a range of diverse audiences. 
  • To have high levels of computer literacy with comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel and Outlook. 

Application 

To officially apply please click the "Apply Now" button and submit a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to Claire Wooldridge, Head of People, before 17 March 2024. Please read our privacy notice before applying. 

Yorkshire Cancer Research is a responsible and flexible employer.  We welcome any discussion for flexible working at the interview/offer stage where we will consider an individual’s circumstances against the needs of the charity. 

We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates from all backgrounds. If we can make any reasonable adjustments to support your application, please contact us via our website.

Company

WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE CANCER RESEARCH

Happy Yorkshire Day - Here for you. Here for Yorkshire.

"Yorkshire Cancer Research is the largest independent regional cancer charity in England"

About Us

Yorkshire Cancer Research exists so more people can live longer healthier lives, free of cancer. Thanks to the kindness of supporters, the charity has been funding cancer research and saving lives since 1925. Our aim is for more people to survive cancer each year. Every week in Yorkshire almost 600 people are told they have cancer, by working for Yorkshire Cancer Research you are helping to protect and save these lives.

Yorkshire is big, beautiful, and diverse and, as an inclusive employer, our aim is that our workforce reflects the rich diversity of our region. We believe a diverse workforce is central to us achieving our strategic goal of saving more lives in our region. We offer equal opportunities regardless of race, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, marriage, and civil partnerships.

Yorkshire Cancer Research is entering an exciting period in its development. The charity is expanding and funding more research than ever before.  An exciting opportunity to join the team for a year has arisen as we are looking for a Head of Policy and Cancer Insight as a Maternity Cover post to support our Research, Services and Policy team.

The Benefits

We offer all our employees a wide range of benefits including an enhanced contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays (increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service), flexible working arrangements, private medical insurance, enhanced maternity leave, career progression, learning and development, wellbeing initiatives, offices within walking distance of Harrogate train station, free onsite parking, and a whole lot more.

We’ve got a strong set of values that inform everything we do and we’re looking for people who are aligned with these. As our Head of Policy and Cancer Insight, you will strive for excellence in everything you do, have integrity, champion expertise through improvement and innovation, and be a great team player. To find out more about our values and how important they are to us, please visit our website.

Visit and join us in tackling cancer and saving lives together

Yorkshire Cancer Research
Jacob Smith House
7 Grove Park Court
Harrogate
HG1 4DP

01423 501 269

 

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