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Philanthropy Officer

Job description

Harris Hill are pleased to be working with The Royal Free Charity to recruit a Philanthropy Officer to join their Philanthropy & Campaigns team.

As Philanthropy Officer you will help deliver the best possible experience to some of the charity’s most committed donors through a mixture of bespoke events, personalised communications, and recognition opportunities across their hospital sites.

The charity generated £4.5 million through donations in 2023/2024, and is now preparing for an ambitious multi-million pound campaign in support of a ground-breaking cancer centre on the Royal Free Hospital site. They take pride in being supporter-focused and agile, to deliver impact for patients and staff across their hospitals.

As Philanthropy Officer you will play an important role in helping to build relationships, and increase income, in a pivotal year for the charity. The role will offer significant scope for development, giving you the opportunity to grow your relationship-building, communication, and project management skills in a supportive, ambitious, and high-performing team.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • To be the main point of contact for donors giving between £1,000 and £10,000 to the charity each year, building relationships through phone calls, emails, letters, and in person interactions.

  • To support the development and delivery of engaging events, and bespoke communications for mid-level donors.

  • To work closely with the philanthropy manager, supporting with the administration and day-to-day delivery of a new programme for the charity’s closest, and most engaged, donors.

  • To draft engaging materials, such as letters, invitations, and thank you communications, to ensure patrons feel valued and have a positive donor experience.

  • To work closely with the individual giving officer to steward those who enquire about, or pledge to leave, gifts to the charity in their will

This position would ideally suit a candidate who has experience of:

  • Working with supporters, customers, clients, or the general public, delivering an excellent service on the phone, in person, and in written communications.

  • Creating high quality written documents, such as tailored letters, proposals, slide decks, or other professional materials.

  • Fundraising or engaging with the not-for-profit sector, whether professionally or through volunteering, involvement with community projects, or managing a personal fundraising page.

  • Experience of developing longer term relationships with supporters, clients, or equivalent audiences.

In addition to a generous annual leave allowance and pension contributions, other benefits include:

  • Flexible working policy

  • Savings on purchases with the Blue Light Card

  • Subsidised gym, pool and classes

  • Secure bicycle parking and shower facilities at our Hampstead site

  • Fortnightly guided meditation

  • Free massage therapy from our complementary therapy team

For more information about this position and next steps please apply here now.

As leading charity recruitment specialists and a certified B Corp™, Harris Hill is committed to high and ever-improving standards of equitable and inclusive recruitment. We actively welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, sexuality and other protected characteristics.