Location: Chalfont St Peter, Bucks
Contract: Permanent (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
Epilepsy Society is looking for a Philanthropy Manager to 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 report to the Fundraising Director.
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.
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 Partnerships 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.
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
Please note an enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring) check will be required before appointment is confirmed.
Epilepsy Society is committed to diversity, inclusion and equality.
Epilepsy Society is registered as a Disability Confident Committed Employer: if a candidate declares a disability and meets the minimum requirements of the role they will be considered for interview.
Epilepsy Society also very much encourages people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds or LGBT+ to apply for roles at the Charity.
To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form below. For more details see our Job Description or call Suzie Spooner on +44 (0) 7960 932 315.
CLOSING DATE: Friday 5th February, 9am