Royal Hospital Chelsea – Assistant Director of Fundraising


Full-time, permanent

London, Chelsea, and hybrid

The Royal Hospital Chelsea has been the home of the iconic veterans of the British Army, the Chelsea Pensioners for over 325 years. We offer excellent accommodation, comradeship and the highest standards of care in recognition of their loyal service to the nation. Any former soldier of the British Army over the age of 65, who is facing spending their advanced years alone, can apply for residence as an In-Pensioner. Some 300 army veterans live at the Royal Hospital today, including those who have served in Korea, the Falkland Islands, Cyprus, Northern Ireland and World War II. Others may not have served in campaigns, but all understand what it means to be a soldier and the potential sacrifice that it entails.

The Royal Hospital is a Grade I and II listed site, a beautiful architectural legacy left to us by Charles II and Sir Christopher Wren. Maintenance of the site continues today with ongoing restoration work to ensure that this legacy lives on into the future.

At a time of significant growth within the fundraising team, the newly created role of Assistant Director of Fundraising is responsible for developing and executing a series of national fundraising campaigns to support the Royal Hospital.

You will be responsible for developing and growing relationships with U/HNWI prospects and donors and developing the Hospital’s supporter engagement programming.  It offers you the opportunity to work with a high-profile Appeal Steering Committee to shape major campaigns to support the Hospital’s exciting future plans.

As our Assistant Director of Fundraising, you will develop a new philanthropy programme and build a dedicated team to deliver strategic outcomes, working collaboratively to maximise income and ensure a world leading donor experience is in place to reflect the iconic brand of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.  You will also be able to contribute to a wide portfolio of projects, including a planned major national campaign around veterans’ outreach, working with senior stakeholders across the site.

How to apply

For an informal conversation about the role and to receive further details, please contact our recruitment partner, Simon Lloyd, Director, Nfp Consulting on 07961 988 523 or at

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Application is by way of CV initially and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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