King Edward VII’s Hospital – Fundraising Manager (12 month maternity cover)


Reports to: Director of Philanthropy

Direct reports: None

Department: Fundraising

Key working relationships:   Director of Philanthropy, Database Co-ordinator, Centre for Veterans’ Health team, and Marketing Department.


Job summary:

The post holder will work closely with the Director of Philanthropy and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of fundraising focusing on Centre for Veterans Health. The post holder will concentrate on major donor and trust fundraising in addition to managing a small lower level stewardship programme in addition to an organisation-wide staff engagement strategy.

The post holder will require experience of developing and building relationships with clients or supporters. They will be a proven team player, working collaboratively with others, in addition to being self-motivated and able to work independently.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as the first point of contact for all fundraising enquiries including major donors, trusts and hospital ‘Friends’.
  • Responsible for the day to day development of low to mid-level donors, nurturing relationships, soliciting donations, accessing networks through targeted communication.
  • Collaborate with relevant colleagues in other departments to source compelling stories and information in order to produce fundraising materials and bespoke donor reports.
  • Help organise and deliver fundraising events and activities as and when required, aimed at attracting new supporters and nurturing existing supporters.
  • Independently manage a portfolio of major donor relationships, moving them through the donor journey with the aim of maintaining or uplifting their support.
  • Update and maintain records on the supporter database Raisers Edge.
  • Other duties as required as part of a small, proactive fundraising team with an exciting and varied work load.

Person Specification


  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Experience managing projects with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience of developing and building relationships with clients or supporters
  • Experience of working towards and delivering on income targets


  • Experience of major donor and/or trust fundraising
  • Experience of using Raisers Edge

Personal attributes

  • A confident communicator, with exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Must be sympathetic to the aims of the charity
  • Organised and efficient, with excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Able to set effective priorities, planning and organising work to meet deadlines and manage diverse responsibilities under pressure
  • Able to take initiative, be tenacious, imaginative, flexible and adaptive

This Job Description is intended as a guide to the general scope of duties and is not restrictive or definitive in any way. It may be subject to review.

Deadline: 11 February, though we may appoint before the close date

How to apply: CV (2 pages max) and cover letter (2 pages max) outlining their suitability for the role

Applicants can apply directly to me:

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