Home / Roles / Philanthropy Manager | Royal Free Charity

Philanthropy Manager Royal Free Charity

The Royal Free Charity is seeking an ambitious and talented Philanthropy Manager to join our growing Philanthropic Partnerships team. Responsible for delivering sector-leading fundraising, this role will sit at the heart of a successful team, driving relationships and income from some of the UK’s leading philanthropists.

  • Location: Hybrid/ London
  • Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum (subject to skills and experience)
  • Closing date: Open process - rolling applications

The team

Our ambitious fundraising department generated over £6m in 21/22, of which £3.5m was raised by our Philanthropic Partnerships team. We are a supporter-focused and agile function, working at the heart of the charity to deliver impact for patients and staff across our hospitals. Our focus is on generating long-term, meaningful relationships with supporters to deliver impact in partnership.

Our culture is important to us, and we pride ourselves on being a supportive, curious and high-achieving fundraising team.

Significantly, we have begun to prepare for a major capital appeal. Breaking new ground for NHS charity fundraising, this campaign will aim to raise a transformational sum. By joining us at the start, you have the opportunity to make your mark on what will be a prominent and exciting multi-year campaign.

The role

This is a pivotal role in the team, driving income from individual major donors, with scope to develop corporate relationships in the longer-term.

It is an externally-focused role, and will suit someone who enjoys personally engaging with donors and proactively soliciting major gifts. Your time will be split approximately 80% account managing your own portfolio, and 20% on your own development and contributing to cross-department projects.

To support your success, we have an In-house Database team, Prospect Researcher, and an Event Manager, meaning you can focus on your donors. We have a well-connected and engaged Trustee Board, and an experienced Fundraising Chair. We also have the internal building blocks in place; a core case for support, a programme of engagement events, an modern database, and a growing pool of committed donors.

This is a new role, so will suit someone who enjoys making a job their own, and helping to shape team culture, processes and practice. There is plenty of scope to grow in the role, particularly as we line up for our capital campaign starting in 2023/24.

For more information about the Royal Free Charity, please visit our website.

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

Tara Patel | tara@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07398 901458


If you would like to know more about this role please contact Tara Patel

View profile

    To access a full job description and application details,
    please fill out the form below.


    Thank you for your interest in this role.

    Please download the Role Description and Person Specification and complete this Equality Monitoring Survey.

    To formally apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement (ideally maximum 2 sides of A4 each) that clearly outlines your suitability for the role against the criteria provided in the person specification, including your interest and motivation in applying for this position.

    Please ensure that your application is emailed to response@peridotpartners.co.uk inserting “Royal Free Charity – Philanthropy Manager” into the subject field.

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

    Tara Patel | tara@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07398 901458

    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.

    Applicants with a disability are invited to contact us in confidence at any point during the recruitment process to discuss steps that could be taken to overcome operational difficulties presented by the role, or if any adjustments or support are required regarding the recruitment process.

    Equal Opportunities Monitoring

    Peridot and Royal Free Charity are committed to promoting equality and diversity. To help us raise awareness and support a culture that is diverse and recognises and develops the potential of all, we need to appreciate the profile of candidates who apply for positions. We would therefore be most grateful if you would complete this equality monitoring survey.

    The information will be treated confidentially and anonymously and will help us to support our commitment to fair recruitment practice. All information provided will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be shared with anyone, in line with the new Data Protection Act 2018 launched on 25 May 2018.

    The information provided does not form part of the decision-making process and will not affect your application.

    Data Processing, Protection and Privacy Policy

    By completing the form to view, or if you have access to this page from an email invitation, Peridot Partners will have processed your personal information. For more information about Peridot Partners’ data processing activities and your rights, please read our Privacy Policy.