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Senior Philanthropy Manager The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

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Join the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity as a Senior Philanthropy Manager. Working with volunteers and donors, your focus will be on securing 6 and 7 figure donations that will support RMCC in providing the very best care and treatments to improve the lives of cancer patients.

  • Location: South Kensington, London (2 days a week)
  • Salary: £46,000 - £49,000
  • Closing date: Rolling applications
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Who we are

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity raises money solely to support The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer centre. We ensure our nurses, doctors and research teams can provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments, which are used across the UK and around the world.

From funding state-of-the-art equipment and ground-breaking research to creating the very best patient environments, we will never stop looking for ways to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

We are a very ambitious organisation which has gone through transformational growth over the past five years. Alongside funding an existing programme of world-leading research, treatment and care, the Charity has recently completed its largest capital appeal to date, successfully raising £70 million to build the Oak Cancer Centre at the hospital’s Sutton site.

We are now working closely with the hospital on plans for a new major development project which we anticipate we will start fundraising for in 2024/25. There is also an extensive portfolio of engaging projects outside of the capital appeals, that help to support all aspects of the hospital’s work to improve the lives of cancer patients.

About the role

As Senior Philanthropy Manager, you will manage a portfolio of existing major donors and lead on building relationships with new potential supporters to secure 6 and 7 figure donations. Once the new appeal is launched, you will manage relationships with Appeal Board members, working closely with the Head of Major Gifts and Events and other members of the RMCC leadership team to explore their networks, facilitate introductions and secure gifts. You will also work on the recruitment of new senior volunteers and ambassadors to identify and initiate relationships with prospective supporters.

You will be a proactive individual with a proven ability and passion for relationship management and donor acquisition driving the delivery of our donor centric strategy for philanthropy.

This is an opportune time to join The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity as we embark on our new five-year strategy. We are a high performing team, and this role presents an exciting opportunity to play a vital part in helping us to realise our ambition whilst developing your career within an ambitious organisation.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop strategic and personalised solicitation and stewardship plans for a portfolio of donors and prospects in the UK and abroad.
  • Lead on relationship management with senior volunteers to identify potential donors and networking opportunities.
  • Develop strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders involved with the hospital, influencing effectively to secure favourable outcomes for The Royal Marsden.
  • Support the Philanthropy & Partnerships Team by contributing to the annual planning and reporting process reporting against agreed income and expenditure budgets.
  • Line manage the Philanthropy Executive, ensuring they are well supported with day-to-day tasks, wider objectives and personal development.
  • Work closely with the wider Philanthropy and Partnerships team and other fundraising teams to support the strategy in the context of achieving the team’s and charity’s overall objectives and targets.

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


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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 “The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity – Senior 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

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