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Director of Fundraising and Communications St George’s Hospital Charity

Join the pioneering, innovative and iconic St George's Hospital Charity as Director of Fundraising and Communications to drive and deliver fundraising and marketing strategies that will accelerate growth to ensure this incredible charity can continue to go above and beyond for patients in its care.

  • Location: London, SW17 0QT
  • Salary: £80,000 - £85,000
  • Closing date: 9 a.m. Monday 29th April

Who we are.

St George’s Hospital Charity is committed to enhancing the life-changing care at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with a primary focus on our patients.

Our dedication lies in making a tangible difference to patients and their families by supporting innovative developments that go above and beyond what the NHS provides. Our goal is to contribute to an enhanced experience and improved outcomes for those who rely on us in their time of need.

Catering to a vast population of 1.3 million people across South West London and 3.5 million people in Surrey and Sussex, St George’s Hospital stands as one of the nation’s largest teaching hospitals, with an international reputation for quality of care, education, and pioneering treatments.

St George’s Hospitals offer a large number of services, including cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences, renal transplantation, and advanced medical research.

Additionally, as one of just four Major Trauma Centres in London, we provide crucial emergency care and were the focal point of the acclaimed series “24 hours in A&E”, reinforcing our commitment to excellence in healthcare.

The charity has been embracing exciting, new opportunities and increasing our impact since we became fully independent of the NHS in 2017 and today, it works hand in glove with the Trust to fund a range of projects, equipment, and services to enhance the experience of our patients.

We have an ambitious agenda and are poised for growth, aiming to double our income from £3m in 5 years with a particular focus on increasing unrestricted income.

We have launched several exciting new initiatives to help reach these targets including a current major appeal, ‘Time for Change’, which aims to have raised £5m by the end of 2025, as well as the successful rollout of the charity’s first face-to-face fundraising programme.

To help realise our ambition, we are looking for our new Director of Fundraising and Communications to join our senior leadership team and support the charity in achieving our goals.

About the role.

As Director of Fundraising and Communications, you will drive and deliver fundraising and marketing strategies, and identify key areas to accelerate growth across a diversified range of income streams.

You will build and lead the fundraising and communications team, both strategically and operationally, whilst guiding them through a period of change.

Furthermore, you will develop and deliver cultivation and stewardship plans for supporters (such as major donors, trusts and foundations, corporates).

The Director of Fundraising and Communications will drive greater brand awareness, leading our communications and marketing function both internally and externally, and will work collaboratively across the organisation to engage current and new supporters across our community, patient base, and staff base.

The successful candidate will have the skills and abilities to develop and deliver income-generating strategies personally and the gravitas to secure major donations, as well as financial planning and budget management skills.

Our dedication lies in making a tangible difference to patients and their families by supporting innovative developments that go above and beyond what the NHS provides. Our goal is to contribute to an enhanced experience and improved outcomes for those who rely on us in their time of need.

Who we are looking for.

We are seeking an experienced senior fundraiser to develop and grow the portfolio of sustainable, long-term support across all income streams but with particular attention to the high-value portfolio.

This person will be successful in developing and implementing ambitious fundraising strategies, driving income growth, and establishing a more diversified and sustainable income base, with a focus on major donor, corporate, and digital fundraising.

The successful candidate will be an inspirational leader who empowers and supports their team and the wider organisation.

This person will have a breadth of knowledge across different income streams but with experience in growing high-value portfolios.

The postholder will be an exceptional relationship builder, capable of building and nurturing strong and productive relationships, both internally and externally.

We are open to receiving applications from existing Directors, or those stepping into the role for the first time.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience in developing and delivering growth strategies for charities
  • Experience in growing brands and key audience awareness
  • Experience in successfully identifying, cultivating, and securing 6-figure gifts from private individuals and/or trusts and foundations
  • Proven experience in establishing long-term corporate partnerships

 

Further information:

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Benefits

We are open to candidates who want to work less than full-time and we offer flexible working solutions. We are committed to offering a great work-life balance to all our staff, and we intend to create additional flexibility going forward.


For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Katie Booth | katie@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07399 749956

Simon Callaghan | simon@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07702 678658

If you would like to know more about this role please contact Katie Booth

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Welcome from the CEO

On behalf of all of us at St George’s Hospital Charity, I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to you as we launch a recruitment campaign for the position of Director of Fundraising and Communications. As the newly appointed CEO, I am excited to be part of an organisation that is dedicated to driving growth and making a positive impact on the communities we serve.

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the best-known hospitals in Britain and the star of ‘24 Hours in A&E’. It is also one of the country’s largest teaching hospitals, sharing its site with St George’s University of London. The Trust treats over half a million patients every year, with an international reputation for quality of care and innovative research-led treatment across a wide range of specialisms. The Trust has 9,000 staff who look after 1.3 m people in widely diverse communities across South West London and beyond.

The charity gives grants to improve facilities, provide equipment, enable ground-breaking research, and fund an active, patient-related arts programme as well as supporting Trust staff.

Every day our work makes a real difference to patients, their families and friends, and the staff who care for them. In the last year, more than 50,000 people have benefited from the work of the charity.

During the pandemic, the charity’s annual fundraising doubled from c£2m to £4m reflecting the huge support in the community for the Trust. In 2022, we launched our largest-ever appeal ‘Time for a Change’ aimed at raising funds for children’s services.

We aim to raise £5m to increase the number of beds in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (from six to ten) and refurbish and transform the children’s wards.

Having supported our Trust and communities through the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are now witnessing those same communities confronted with significant ongoing challenges including unprecedented demand for NHS services, pressure on front-line staff, resource constraints, and challenging economic conditions. Despite the current challenges, we continue to work hard to expand our fundraising and increase our impact, working hand-in-hand with the people and communities affected by these pressures. The NHS needs our support more now than ever.

At the core of our mission is the belief that effective fundraising and communications are instrumental in enabling us to expand our impact, reach a wider audience, and give the NHS the support it needs.

We have ambitious growth plans, and we are now seeking a Director of Fundraising and Communications who shares our passion for growth and innovation to join an ambitious and dynamic leadership team.

The role of Director of Fundraising and Communications is a key leadership position that will play a crucial role in shaping the future of our charity. Driving growth across all areas of our fundraising and increasing brand recognition amongst our communities, we are looking for a strategic and creative thinker with strong leadership skills who has the credibility to engage stakeholders at all levels and the passion to inspire them to support us.

We are committed to fostering a collaborative and supportive environment where your expertise and ideas will be valued as we work towards achieving our goals.

Joining our team means becoming part of a dynamic and forward-thinking organization that is committed to creating a lasting impact in healthcare. Together, we will unlock new opportunities, inspire change, and drive growth that benefits those we serve.

We are looking to appoint a talented individual who is dedicated to making a difference in the community. Your contributions will be instrumental in driving our charity forward and realising our vision for the future.

Katy Vaughan
Chief Executive Officer

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    Timetable

    Closing date: 9 a.m. Monday 29th April 2024
    First stage interviews (virtual): Tuesday 7 May 2024
    Final stage interviews (in person): Wednesday 15 May 2024


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