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Philanthropy Manager – Principal Gifts

The Philanthropy team at ARUK is responsible for securing donations of £10,000 and above from individuals, and charitable trusts and foundations. We work with some of the world’s leading philanthropists, helping them invest in world-class dementia research.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we are challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.

You will be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. In 2021, we were listed 69th in the prestigious 100 Large Best Companies to Work For.  We were also awarded a 2-star accreditation by Best Companies, recognising outstanding levels of workplace engagement and were listed in the 75 Best Companies to Work for in the East of England and the Charity’s 30 Best Companies to Work For. 

The Philanthropy team at ARUK is responsible for securing donations of £10,000 and above from individuals, and charitable trusts and foundations. We work with some of the world’s leading philanthropists, helping them invest in world-class dementia research.

The Philanthropy Manager – Principal Gifts role will play a significant part in the success of the Philanthropy team. You will work closely with the Director of Philanthropy and other senior stakeholders within ARUK, driving income and setting the standard for delivering transformational gifts and strategic relationships.

This is a very exciting time to be part the Philanthropy team, as we build on recent successes including securing several seven-figure gifts. We have huge ambitions and are seeking a proactive, professional administrator to join us and help to realise them.

Main duties and responsibilities of the role:

  • Manage a portfolio of key current and prospective donors, building strategic relationships at the very highest level and delivering six and seven-figure gifts.
  • Build a network of Senior Volunteers, working with the Director of Philanthropy to ensure the team are maximising the opportunities available through our President, Campaign Board and other senior stakeholders.
  • Play a key role in overseas fundraising for EDoN, our global early detection initiative. Specifically focusing on fundraising within the US and Southeast Asia.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of ARUK’s projects, policies and activities to enable you to articulate the mission of our work and inspire people to join us.
  • Present and pitch to potential supporters and donors, managing high-level meetings where relevant and engaging other appropriate senior representation when needed.
  • Ensure high-quality management of existing supporter relationships, making sure supporters find giving to ARUK rewarding and enjoyable.
  • Tailor and develop Cases for Support to attract support for the work of ARUK’s projects.
  • Manage and attend events and meetings with external representatives and involving the Director of Philanthropy, the Deputy CEO, CEO and other colleagues and volunteers.
  • Work with senior and scientific staff, empowering them to build relationships with current and prospective supporters.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of successfully account managing relationships with high net-worth individuals and trusts, securing six and seven-figure gifts in the process.
  • Experience of working with Senior Volunteers and to deliver new relationships and income
  • Ability to articulate complex issues to supporters in a compelling manner
  • Knowledge of philanthropy in the UK and a good understanding of the process of securing major gifts.
  • Excellent personal communication skills, with the ability to communicate with people at a senior level.

This is a full-time position, but part-time hours would be considered.

Location: Granta Park, near Cambridge, with some homeworking.

Salary: Circa £40,000 per annum, plus extensive benefits

Please download the Vacancy Pack for more details.

Please note that the official job title for the successful candidate will be Major Giving Manager.

The closing date for applications is the 15 August 2021, with interviews to be held on the 6 & 7 September 2021. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on this date.

To view further details about this role and the benefits of working for us please review the vacancy information pack or visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website; https://www.cloudonlinerecruitment.co.uk/alzheimersresearchuk/Vacancy.aspx

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss your application further, please contact the HR Team at recruitment@alzheimersresearchuk.org