Philanthropy Manager

Salary £40,000 – £45,000 per annum (subject to skills and experience)

Hours of work 37.5 hours a week over five days

Base Flexible home/office working, based at the Pears Building, Pond Street, London NW3 2PP

The Royal Free Charity is seeking an ambitious and talented Philanthropy Manager to join our growing philanthropic partnerships team.

Responsible for delivering sector-leading fundraising, this role will sit at the heart of a successful team, driving relationships and income from some of the UK’s leading philanthropists.

The team

Our ambitious fundraising department generated over £6m in 21/22, of which £3.5m was raised by our philanthropic partnerships team. We are a supporter-focused and agile function, working at the heart of the charity to deliver impact for patients and staff across our hospitals. Our focus is on generating long-term, meaningful relationships with supporters to deliver impact in partnership.

Our culture is important to us, and we pride ourselves on being a supportive, curious and high-achieving fundraising team.

Significantly, we have begun to prepare for a major capital appeal. Breaking new ground for NHS charity fundraising, this campaign will aim to raise a transformational sum. By joining us at the start, you have the opportunity to make your mark on what will be a prominent and exciting multi-year campaign.

The role

This is a pivotal role in the team, driving income from individual major donors, with scope to develop corporate relationships in the longer-term.

It is an externally-focused role, and will suit someone who enjoys personally engaging with donors and proactively soliciting major gifts. Your time will be split approximately 60% account managing your own portfolio, 25% line managing, and 15% on your own development and contributing to cross-department projects.

To support your success, we have an in-house database team, prospect researcher, and an event manager, meaning you can focus on your donors. We have a well-connected and engaged trustee board, and an experienced fundraising chair. We also have the internal building blocks in place; a core case for support, a programme of engagement events, a modern database, and a growing pool of committed donors.

This is a new role, so will suit someone who enjoys making the job their own, while helping to shape team culture, processes and practice. There is plenty of scope to grow in the role, particularly as we line up for our capital campaign starting in 2023/24.

The recruitment process

To apply for this post, send a CV with a cover letter addressing how you meet the criteria set out in the job description and person specification, with a completed equal opportunity form. Please include your last employer and dates of employment within your CV.

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Closing date for applications: open campaign

First interview: rolling basis

Please send your CV, cover letter, and equal opportunity form to: [email protected]

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Anna Cogger, Head of Philanthropic Partnerships at [email protected].

As an equal opportunities’ employer, the Royal Free Charity is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join the Royal Free Charity.


28 days paid holiday plus UK bank holidays each year

Enrolment in the pension scheme

Employee assistance programme

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