Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships

About the Role

As Head of Philanthropy, Partnerships and Special Events, you will lead the development and implementation of a strategy focused around philanthropy, corporate partnerships and special events. Using your management and leaderships skills, you will drive growth in funding across St John Ambulance and work closely with senior stakeholders to support in the development of successful donor relationships across all income streams.

A key responsibility in this role is to create, manage and develop relationships with high net worth and corporate supporters and prospects to maximise their lifetime support for the charity. You will explore and understand how current strategies resonate with the interests and aspirations of potential supporters and provide effective and consistent line management to direct reports creating a culture that is in line with SJA values.

The role is Fixed term, one year maternity cover. 

Please see the job description for more detail (this can be viewed on our website or once you click apply)

About You

You will have significant experience personally securing six and seven-figure gifts from individual donors some of which will have involved working with senior volunteers and staff in the development of relationships. You will ideally have established a Philanthropy function within a large organisation and you must have experience managing a team of Philanthropy fundraisers. Your strength is your ability to communicate and influence effectively at all levels with stakeholders and supporters and to drive income growth through this engagement.

About Us

St John Ambulance works at the heart of communities, providing first aid, keeping people safe at events and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people learn how to save a life through our training, education and youth programmes.

Over the next decade, we have bold ambitions to help transform out-of-hospital care, having a positive impact on the people we treat and the communities we serve.

We are a team of 1,600 employees and 18,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through first aid.

You will receive:

  • Competitive salary & pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing portal - access to financial, health and wellbeing support and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounts – you’ll have access to Blue Light and NHS Discounts as well as discounts on mobile phones, gym memberships, cinema tickets, restaurants, holidays and shopping.

Interview Date: 19/12/2019

Application Review Date: 10/12/2019

We may review applications before the Application Review Date, however, if you apply after the Application Review Date, your application may not be considered. We will accept applications until we have successfully filled the role.

If you are a current St John Ambulance employee, please apply here: Click here

For all other candidates, or SJA volunteers wishing to apply, please apply below


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