Philanthropy Executive / Fundraising Executive

09 Apr 2019
06 May 2019
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Philanthropy Executive / Fundraising Executive 

Position: Philanthropy Executive 
Location: Central London, WC1N 
Job type: Full Time, 12-Month Fixed-Term Contract 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week 
Salary: £Competitive 
Benefits: 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, generous pension scheme, flexible working, discounted season ticket loan and many more! 

Closing date: 9am on 8th May 2019 

About the role: 

Do you want to develop your major gift fundraising skills within a professional, fun and supportive environment? This could be your opportunity to hone your abilities and knowledge in a charity where your contribution can really make a difference to the future of child health. 

As a Philanthropy Executive, you will be joining a high performing and committed fundraising team on a fixed term basis to provide maternity cover. Working closely with individual fundraisers and another Philanthropy Executive, you will be responsible for supporting fundraising activity to provide engagement, stewardship, communications and events support across an exciting spectrum of campaigns and activities. Key areas of focus over the coming year will include fundraising towards a major new Sight and Sound Centre and a £50million appeal to support vital child health research. 

About the Team: 

The Philanthropy team raises funds for GOSH Charity and Sparks from high net-worth individuals and charitable foundations including a significant number of £1 million+ donations. With a proven track record of engaging donors and establishing effective long-term relationships, the team manages a substantial high value programme. 

About you: 

You will be a committed, dynamic fundraising administrator with excellent communication skills and the ambition to learn. 

Specifically you will have: 

- Strong organisational and administrative abilities 
- Excellent interpersonal and written skills 
- An understanding of major gift fundraising and the high net-worth community 
- A positive ‘can-do’ approach with the energy and drive to take ownership of a varied workload in a busy environment 
- A commitment to child health 

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and we reserve the right to close the role prior to the closing date, should a suitable applicant be found. Therefore, you are encouraged to apply right away, to avoid disappointment. 

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unfortunately only able to inform shortlisted candidates of the outcome of their application. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If your application is not successful, we hope that you will not be discouraged and will still apply for other suitable vacancies in the future. 

About the charity: 

Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, over 600 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Without donations, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity can’t help fund ground-breaking research, advanced equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities. Our staff help to raise these vital funds for the hospital. A better future for seriously ill children starts with you. 

Recently awarded with a ‘Best Companies 2-star accreditation' and placed number 17 on the 2019 Sunday Times Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies list - we offer a range of attractive benefits including; a flexible approach to working, 30 days holiday, life assurance, enhanced employer pension contributions, and a discounted season ticket loan. 

You may have experience of the following: Philanthropy Executive, Fundraising Executive, Fundraising Assistant, Fundraising Officer, Fundraiser, Fundraising Manager, Sales Executive, Business Development Executive, Third Sector, NFP, Charity, etc.

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