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Trusts Lead, Capital Campaigns | Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust

Join Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) in an exciting Trusts Lead, Capital Campaigns role as they embark on two high profile capital appeals. This exciting role will fundraiser for both the Cambridge Children’s Hospital appeal and Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital.

  • Location: Homebased with travel to Cambridge
  • Salary: c.£40,000

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) raises funds to support Cambridge University Hospitals. We are launching two major capital campaigns – one for a new Children’s Hospital and one for a new Cancer Hospital – both due to open in 2025. Our ambition is to raise £40m for both projects.

This role will be focused on securing grants for the new Children’s and Cancer Hospitals. The role sits within the Capital Campaigns team reporting into the Head of Capital Campaigns. ACT has two other Trusts Fundraisers – one for capital (about to go on maternity leave) and one for revenue.

The Trusts Lead will work closely with the Trusts and Foundations Lead for revenue, working collaboratively with them and the Relationships team to ensure that ACT’s approaches to trusts are aligned and strategic. Likewise, they will collaborate with the wider Campaigns Team ensuring that approaches are joined up across partners to maximise opportunity.

Cambridge Children’s Hospital

The brand-new Cambridge Children’s Hospital will be for every child and young person in the East of England. Combining mental and physical health care, with a University of Cambridge research facility embedded within, our hospital will bring a whole new approach to child health.

Embedded with genomic and psychological research, we will take care of the whole child with no distinction between their physical and mental health. Rather than simply examining their illness, clinicians will look at the whole picture, creating healthy foundations for every child’s whole life. We will focus on prevention and detecting illnesses as early as possible – even preventing them altogether. In addition to delivering biomedical expertise within the hospital, local community care will impact children throughout the wider region. We will also use technology to treat more children at home.

The East of England is the only region in the UK without a purpose-built children’s hospital.

We have a unique opportunity to create a pioneering new facility, to treat young people in a whole new way. Established by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Cambridge, it is a partnership which brings together unrivalled clinical and academic knowledge. Situated in the centre of Europe’s leading Biomedical Campus our work will inform and change the way healthcare is delivered across the rest of the UK and the world.

In January 2021 we appointed architects and in March, we announced the Cambridge Children’s Hospital Campaign, heralding the start of the active fundraising phase. We have developed a strong brand and messaging framework for the campaign including collateral and website. Please visit www.cambridgechildrens.org.uk to find out more about our world leading project.

The aspiration is to raise £100m in collaboration with the University of Cambridge. We are looking for an exceptional major gifts fundraiser to seek and grow relationships with those individuals who can help us to build a new Children’s Hospital in Cambridge – due to open in 2025 – and support us beyond the life of the campaign. We have recruited a Campaign Board, a network of senior volunteer ambassadors all over the East of England and built an excellent team of fundraisers. The opportunities are amazing, and you will be joining an exciting, challenging and rewarding place to work.

Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital

Together Cambridge University Hospitals and the University of Cambridge are building a brand-new dedicated Cancer Research Hospital, due to open in 2025.

“Cambridge Cancer will rewrite the story of cancer; it will bring together world-class clinicians from Addenbrooke’s Hospital with cutting-edge Cambridge research and industry, enabling early detection of cancer and delivering bespoke, precision treatments that will radically improve patient outcomes.”

Cambridge Cancer is uniquely poised to radically transform patient care, delivering hope and better health outcomes for millions of people across the globe. We will bring together clinical expertise at Addenbrooke’s Hospital with world-class scientists across the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre and the University of Cambridge and locate them in the heart of our clinic and hospital spaces –bringing the bench to the bedside. This will dramatically transform our ability to beat cancer, saving millions of pounds of public money in the process.

By uniting experts in biological and physical sciences with cutting-edge mathematical and computational ability we create a critical mass of cancer expertise – and deliver real benefits straight to patients at our one-of-a-kind cancer research hospital.

Together we will accelerate the detection of the disease and lead the way in precision medicine. Together we will set the standard nationally and internationally.

Cambridge Cancer will be situated on Europe’s leading biomedical campus – home to some of the largest and most influential international biomedical organisations. We’ll use real-time data from patients actively receiving treatment, not only to deliver personalised precision medicine tailored to their DNA, but also to inform future care for generations globally. In our new 24,500sq m building we’ll combine a first-class NHS hospital with two new institutes dedicated to fulfilling the extraordinary opportunities and ambitions set out in the Government’s Life Science Strategy and the NHS Long Term Plan. This provides an outstanding environment to deliver ground-breaking research focussing on cancer prevention, early detection and novel treatments.

We are looking for an exceptional major gifts fundraiser to lead the private phase of our fundraising campaign to build a new Cancer Research Hospital in Cambridge – due to open in 2025. You will lead our multi-million-pound appeal to build the new hospital. This target is currently being tested with potential external major donors. An element of this target will be raised through the public appeal.

A little bit about us

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) is the dedicated NHS charity for Cambridge University Hospitals. Cambridge University Hospitals is a family of hospitals comprising Addenbrooke’s and The Rosie (maternity hospital).

As part of the NHS, our hospital delivers expert care for patients – locally, regionally and nationally – while our vibrant teaching community equips and empowers doctors for the future. The hospital also contributes to some of the most important biomedical research in the world today. Charitable donations fund high-tech equipment, specialist staff, extra comforts and vital research to find potential cures and help save lives locally, nationally and worldwide.


Our hospitals provide emergency, medical and surgical care – locally, regionally and nationally

  • Addenbrooke’s provides emergency, surgical and medical care for local people and is also a regional centre of excellence for specialist services such as organ transplantation, neurosciences, paediatrics and genetics.
  • Based on the same site, The Rosie is a women’s hospital and the regional centre of excellence for maternity care. It has its own theatre suite, foetal assessment unit, ultrasound department and neonatal intensive care unit.
  • The hospital is a leading national centre for specialist treatment in organ transplantation, cancer, neurosciences, paediatrics, rare conditions and genetics.
  • The hospital has an ambitious capital projects programme with a dedicated Children’s Hospital and a Cancer Hospital due to open on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in 2025.

Our charity

  • ACT is an NHS charity dedicated to supporting innovation in patient care across Cambridge University Hospitals.
  • Whether it’s treatment for an emergency, acute condition, pregnancy or long-term illness, we believe that every patient deserves the highest quality of care available.
  • Thanks to the immensely generous support of our donors, Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals can provide a level of patient care beyond that which can be delivered by NHS funding alone and make projects happen sooner or to a greater degree than might have otherwise been possible.
  • Charitable donations fund capital projects, equipment, specialist staff, extra comforts and vital research to find potential cures and help save lives locally, nationally and worldwide.
  • Our organisational values are: Supportive, Innovative, Ambitious and that we ACT with Integrity.

We are running an open recruitment process with no formal closing date and will move to interview as soon as we receive applications from suitable major donor fundraisers. For more information on the role, please contact Simon Callaghan, Director – Fundraising Appointments on simon@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07702 678658.

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