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Head of Corporate Development – Hospice UK

Hospice UK

Would you like the opportunity to work for the hospice movement on a national scale, creating corporate partnerships to transform hospice and palliative care throughout the UK? Be part of a charity sector that raises collectively £1bn per annum.

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £55,000 plus excellent benefits

About the role

You will need to be a creative and entrepreneurial leader to inspire and motivate the corporate and commercial team to increase their income in line with our five-year strategy.

Your opportunities within this role are:

  • Offering an unrivalled national corporate support package to companies who want to link into their local communities.
  • Developing new initiatives with existing corporate supporters, making the most of the commercial support and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Leading a team of five and contributing as a senior member of the fundraising leadership team. Working collaboratively with the corporate fundraisers at other hospices to link support throughout the UK, both financial and voluntary.

Using all of the above, you will develop and deliver an integrated and comprehensive strategy to build on current corporate and commercial activity.

The implementation of this plan will ensure developing our existing areas of activity but also expanding what we do to ensure an ongoing and sustainable range of income to meet ongoing targets. The role will provide commercial leadership and a strategic, coherent and collaborative linking of corporate and commercial activity with the rest of the department and the wider organisation.

Key to the success for this role is strengthening our existing partnerships, gaining new corporate supporters and growing our commercial offering.

To arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our recruitment consultants at Peridot Partners:

Paul Fennelly | paul@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07538 893995

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Dear Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in the role of Head of Corporate Development at Hospice UK.

This is a key role for the organisation at an exciting time in our development as we deliver on our five-year strategy to transform hospice care in the UK. The aim of the role is to bring the leadership needed for us to make a step-change in how we work with and generate income from businesses. Bringing together three distinct areas – corporate partnerships, new business development and commercial – into one cohesive function with a clear mandate to transform how we form, develop and strengthen partnerships with businesses to support Hospice UK and hospice care across the UK.

In almost every community across the UK, local hospices are delivering some of the very best care available to people as they approach the end of life or for children with life-limiting conditions. However, demand for hospice care is growing fast, driven by Britain’s ageing population and an increasing number of older people living with complex care needs, as well as young people living for longer with life-limiting conditions.

Hospice UK plays an important national role in equipping hospices with the knowledge, skills and expertise needed to support their local communities and to work in partnership with other care providers to extend their reach. Equally important are the roles we play in championing hospice and palliative care, giving the sector a collective voice and generating new income streams that can benefit both local hospices and Hospice UK as the national charity for hospice care.

The fundraising environment remains challenging so, in order to grow, we must build stronger and wide-ranging partnerships with businesses. The person appointed to this role will need strong experience and expertise in developing and leading the delivery of a corporate income generation strategy with a clear vision and evidence of what could be achieved. You will also have the ability to work at a strategic level whilst managing the detail and complexities of delivery without relinquishing the focus on the end goal, and the influencing skills needed to bring key stakeholders along with plans.

If we are to reach our vision of hospice care for every person in need, then we must have a solid foundation with sustainable income streams for hospice care and a compelling case for support that will engage a wide range of businesses and position Hospice UK as a key charity partner. This role will play a pivotal part in helping us to achieve that.

We very much hope you will want to join us.

With best wishes,

Catherine Bosworth
Director of Income Generation

About Hospice UK

Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice and palliative care. We work to ensure all adults and children living with a terminal or life-shortening illness receive the care and support they need, when they need it.

Our vision is hospice care for every person in need.

We believe that everyone, no matter who they are, where they are or why they are ill, should receive the best possible care at the end of their life. No one should die in avoidable pain or suffering.

Our mission is to enable hospice care to transform the way society cares for the dying and those around them.

To empower individuals, communities and populations to embrace the ethos of hospice care and extend its breadth and reach to improve everyone’s experience of death, dying and bereavement.

Who we are

We champion and support the work of more than 200 member organisations, which provide hospice care across the UK, so that they can deliver the highest quality of care to people with terminal or life-limiting conditions, and support their families.

Increasingly, hospice care is provided outside of hospice buildings. Hospice teams work in a wide range of settings – local charitable hospices; nursing homes; hospitals – and the vast majority of hospice care is provided in peoples’ homes.

Hospice UK supports the breadth, dynamism and flexibility of modern hospice care by: influencing Government and decision makers; improving quality of care through sharing of good practice; and providing training, education and grant programmes.

We work collaboratively with our members to support their vital work and to create a stronger voice for hospice care in the UK. We also support the development of hospice and palliative care worldwide.

Our strategy

Our ambitious strategy is the blueprint for how we can achieve the transformation that is needed and sets out the following four strategic goals that will be driving our work over the next five years:

  1. Extend our reach and enable hospice quality care to be delivered in any setting.
  2. Tackle inequality and widen access to hospice care.
  3. Work with communities to build capacity and resilience to care for those at the end of life.
  4. Empower a strong, dynamic and responsive hospice sector.

“Hospice care aims to affirm life and death. It means working with and within local communities to tailor palliative care around the needs of each adult and child with a terminal or life-shortening condition, whatever that may be, and extends to supporting their carers, friends and family before and after bereavement. Hospice care is provided by multi-disciplinary teams of staff and volunteers who offer expert support that places equal emphasis on someone’s clinical, physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs with the understanding that everyone will be different.”

Our definition of hospice care

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Thank you for your interest in the Head of Corporate Development role at Hospice UK. Please download the Job Pack and complete the application form and equalities form.

For more information on this vacancy, please contact:

Paul Fennelly | 07538 893995 | paul@peridotpartners.co.uk

Please submit a CV and completed application form and equalities form and ensure that your application is emailed to response@peridotpartners.co.uk inserting “Head of Corporate Development, Hospice UK” into the subject field.

Hospice UK is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from candidates regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity.


Closing date: 12pm, Friday 15th November 2019
First interview: Tuesday 26th November 2019
Second interview: Tuesday 3rd December 2019

These dates may be subject to change and candidates will be advised in advance should this happen.

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