Senior Philanthropy Fundraiser

Location London
Flex Type Various flexible
Role Basis Permanent
Salary £34,836 to £36,677
Company Charity People

Are you looking for a new role as a Philanthropy Lead? Are you passionate about improving the lives of children and young people with cancer? Charity People are delighted to be partnering with Young Lives vs Cancer to find their new Philanthropy Lead.

Senior Philanthropy Fundraiser
Full-time, part-time and condensed hours to be considered
Hybrid based in London or Bristol

Salary: £34,836 to £36,677
Benefits: 27 days leave plus bank holiday, enhanced pension, Well-being and development days, employee assistant programme, 2 volunteering days, bike-to-work scheme.

About the charity

When a child or young person is diagnosed with cancer, their whole world (and their family’s) can feel like it’s falling apart. Their anxieties are deep. Their education, mental health and social lives suffer. Their futures feel very uncertain. Young Lives vs Cancer is the only charity in the UK with specialist social workers dedicated to providing tailored psychosocial support to children and young people with cancer, and their families. They stop at nothing to make their voices heard and their unique needs understood, so they can get the right care and support at the right time.

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Major Gifts Fundraiser to join our team. As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for securing six-figure major gifts from individuals in a charity environment to meet ambitious targets. Your primary role will be to manage and develop relationships with wealthy and/or influential individuals and senior volunteers, inspiring and motivating them to meet objectives as per their solicitation plans. Additionally, you will manage and inspire the Philanthropy Executive and support them in executing donor cultivation events. This role is all about strengthening the already existing relationships and using already established contacts to tap into new potential donors.

You will be able to write successful, inspiring, emotive, and detailed six-figure proposals, tailored to a major donor audience. Moreover, you will support the creation of a major donor development board or committee and work towards creating a better stewardship journey for supporters. We are looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference and can bring their expertise to help us achieve our goals.

About you

You are an experienced Philanthropy Fundraiser with excellent communication skills and a proven track record of securing significant grants, or you should be able to demonstrate transferable skills. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successfully soliciting donations and supporting senior volunteers and trustees to do so. You should be persuasive and credible with all audiences, including those at the highest level, both internally and externally. You should also have the ability to disseminate and present complex information clearly and compellingly.

You should also be able to work effectively under pressure and to prioritise workload. We are looking for someone who is creative in their thinking and who can apply problem-solving techniques when met with complex situations. A team player with strong cross-team working, influencing, and negotiation skills is essential.

If you’re an ambitious and goal-orientated individual with a passion for building high-value relationships with individuals, we want to hear from you. The application process is CV and Supporting Statement. In the first instance, please send your updated CV to for more information or contact Tanya for an informal confidential chat about the role and to hear more about the next steps. The role is interviewing on a rolling basis so please get in touch soon if you are interested.

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.

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