Are you a successful Trust & Foundations or Major Gifts expert ready for your next challenge? Are you looking for a role where you can hone your skills and experience to secure leading gifts from charitable funders that will transform the lives of women, children, and their families across the UK? A role where you can personally grow and develop as the team succeeds?
Our Fundraising Team exists to inspire thousands of people – from individuals to large corporate organisations and charitable foundations – to support our quest to always be at the forefront of what is possible. Over the last ten years, we have grown our income substantially to push boundaries and improve standards of excellence in research, treatment and care; driven every day by the passion of our staff, the expertise of our clinicians, the need of our patients, and the generosity of our supporters.
But we have so much more that we want to achieve. As the need and importance of our charity continues to grow, we have ambitious plans to increase the impact of our work – both here in the Midlands and across the UK – in areas such as childhood cancer, rare diseases, neonatal and maternal health, children and young people’s mental health, and critical care. Central to these plans will be the development of a significant capital build programme, and the delivery of an ambitious new Philanthropy Strategy that will significantly increase our charitable income over the coming five years.
The new Head of Philanthropy will be critical to the delivery of this plan. Managing a team of two, and working closely with the Assistant Director of Philanthropy, they will lead on the development and delivery of high-value funding applications to charitable funders, personally manage a portfolio of funder relationships, and set and deliver operational plans to achieve our long-term objectives.
This role is an exciting opportunity for either an existing ‘Head of’ or a driven and ambitious Trust and Foundation or Major Gift fundraiser who is ready to make the step up. They will be a strong team player, capable of navigating a large and highly complex organisation to establish the systems, process and relationships necessary for success. This is your opportunity to help us shape the future, drive growth, and create a legacy that will be felt for decades to come.
I’m delighted that you are considering joining our amazing team at Birmingham and Women’s Children’s NHS Foundation Trust as our new Head of Philanthropy.
I’m incredibly proud to work here. Since arriving last year, I’ve been amazed by the wealth of opportunity that exists to secure philanthropic funding across the organisation, which includes: Birmingham Children’s Hospital, recently recognised as one of the Top Specialist Hospitals in the World; Birmingham Women’s Hospital, the busiest single site maternity unit in the UK and home to a number of national and international centres of excellence; and Forward Thinking Birmingham, our unique mental health partnership for 0-25 year olds across the city.
It’s an exciting time to join Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity. Over the past decade, we’ve supported our hospitals’ UK and globally-respected team of surgeons, doctors, nurses, midwives, and allied healthcare professionals to be at the forefront of what is a possible. Our supporters have helped us to push boundaries, set new standards of excellence in research, and provide the very best treatment, care, and facilities for our patients from across the UK.
As the need and importance of our charity continues to grow, we now have ambitious plans to increase the impact of our work – both here in the Midlands and across the UK – in areas such as childhood cancer, rare diseases, neonatal and maternal health, children and young people’s mental health, and critical care. Central to these plans will be the development of a significant capital build programme, and the delivery of an ambitious new Philanthropy strategy that will significantly increase our charitable income over the coming five years.
The new Head of Philanthropy will be critical to the delivery of this plan as we seek to grow and embed philanthropy across the organisation, increase and broaden our donor base, and maximise our impact for the women, children, and their families in our care and across the UK. This is your opportunity to help us shape the future, to be part of our growth, and to create a legacy that will be felt for decades to come.
I am looking for a skilled and relationship focused Trust and Foundations or major donor fundraiser, with high standards and the drive to make things happen. A background within health / medical is certainly not essential; more important is your understanding of best practice around major donor and Trust fundraising, a track record of delivery, and an outstanding ability to build effective long-term relationships for the charity. You may be an existing ‘Head of’ elsewhere but, equally, this would be a great opportunity for an ambitious individual looking to make a step up into their first leadership role.
I hope that this is an opportunity which excites you. I encourage you to speak to our recruitment specialists, Peridot Partners, to learn more about the role, and to discuss your suitability in more detail. We very much look forward to hearing from you.
Assistant Director of Philanthropy
Created in 2017, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (BWC) is the first NHS Trust in the UK to bring together a women’s and a children’s hospital under one organisation.
As BWC, we are helping to deliver the world-class care that women, children and families want, and deserve, and helping to shape the future of family-centred care across the UK and beyond.
Recently named in Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals – top specialised 2020 list, Birmingham Children’s Hospital is a globally leading specialist paediatric centre, caring for over 90,000 sick children and young people each year from the Midlands and across the UK.
A world leader in some of the most advanced treatments, complex surgical procedures and cutting-edge research and development in areas such as Childhood Cancer, Transplant Surgery, Liver Disease, Cardiology, and Burns.
Home to the largest and busiest single-site Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in the UK, and a nationally leading centre for major trauma.
Birmingham Women’s Hospital is a national centre of excellence, providing specialist gynecological, maternity and neonatal care services to more than 50,000 women, men and families from the Midlands and across the UK each year.
One of only two dedicated women’s hospitals in the UK. The busiest single site maternity unit in the country, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year, supported by our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) which is recognised as a centre of excellence for neonatal services
An international centre for education, research and development, home to Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage, the NHS’s first dedicated Fertility Centre, a nationally leading Fetal Medicine Centre, and the West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory – the largest of its type in Europe.
We deliver one of the largest Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the country, looking after numerous young people each year from Birmingham and across the UK.
Home to ‘Forward Thinking Birmingham’, a globally unique community mental health service that provides services to children and young adults from birth to 25.
A number of leading specialist services including our Eating Disorder Unit which takes patients from across the UK, an Acute Assessment Unit for regional referrals for children and young people with the most serious of problems, and a world renowned Early Intervention Psychosis team.
For further information, please visit: https://bwc.nhs.uk/about-us
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Birmingham Women and Children’s Charity is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We celebrate diversity and applications are actively encouraged from individuals from diverse backgrounds.
We wish to encourage applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.
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Please take note of the interview dates and please let us know if any dates are difficult for you:
Closing date: 9am, Monday 23rd November 2020
Preliminary interviews: Thursday 3rd December – all day
Final interviews: Thursday 10th December 3:30pm – 5pm & Friday 11th December 2pm – 4pm
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