Philanthropy Manager with Marie Curie

Scotland & Northern Ireland

35 – 38K per annum dependent on experience

Closing Date:
Tuesday 6th November 2018

Interview Dates:
16th or 19th November – TBC

Reporting into:
Head of Partnerships & Philanthropy


More Info

Marie Curie nurses and healthcare assistants work night and day, in people’s homes across Scotland and Northern Ireland, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. Our Marie Curie hospices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast offer specialist round-the-clock care. Marie Curie support people throughout their illness by giving practical information, support from trained volunteers and being there when someone wants to talk.

As Philanthropy Manager for Scotland & Northern Ireland you will manage the Major Gifts Executive and support the Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships in developing key strands of the strategy contributing to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of fundraising from individuals, trusts & foundations.

You will support the Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships in managing relationships with Marie Curie’s network of senior volunteers in Scotland & NI which will include being a contact for development boards in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast and where appropriate Marie Curie Patrons.

As a key member of the team, you will also secure and proactively manage a portfolio of individual major donors, trusts and key influencers.  You will be personally responsible for securing major gifts, identifying and initiating relationships with prospective donors, developing longer-term relationships and stewarding existing supporters. The focus of these relationships will be in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  • To support the Head of Philanthropy and Corporate Partnerships in developing and implementing an innovative and sustainable major gifts strategy in Scotland, in order to ensure a dependable source of voluntary income from major donors, trusts and foundations.
  • Inspire, motivate, manage and develop the Major Gifts Executive to ensure all opportunities are maximised resulting in a significant growth in Major Gift income across Scotland & Northern Ireland.
  • Initiate supportive relationships with future and existing Patrons, Development Board members and other senior volunteers, working collaboratively to identify potential donors and ensure the most effective approaches are made to secure funds.
  • Act as an ambassador for major gift fundraising in Scotland and Northern Ireland, identifying ways of encouraging other teams to support this area of fundraising and encouraging effective two-way communication between our teams.
  • Set, manage and monitor an annual income target based upon forecasting gifts from the portfolio of prospects and report on progress as required.
  • Produce well written project proposals, briefings and pitches and make ‘asks’ in writing or in person as appropriate and with the support and guidance of the Head of Philanthropy and utilising the resources of the national Philanthropy Team where necessary.
  • Ensure that all donations are processed, acknowledged and thanked appropriately and efficiently.
  • Maintain stewardship contacts providing regular project feedback/communication to donors on the impact of their gift.
  • Manage a portfolio of large and small solicitation and stewardship events working with the Special Event Manager and Corporate Partnerships Manager ensuring that they run effectively, are well planned and marketed through the development of invitations and guest lists.
  • Liaise with the Head of Community Fundraising Scotland & Northern Ireland and other team members to source and generate new leads and effectively use contacts within the region to open doors to potential funders.
  • Demonstrate exemplary team work; ‘one charity’, sharing experience and knowledge with others and offering support within and across teams to support the solicitation of major gifts and in utilising the charity’s extensive networks for endorsements and solicitations.
  • Work with colleagues in Caring Services and ‘link projects’ to identify new project, endorsement and funding opportunities.
  • Maintain accurate records of relationship history on the CARE database and undertake administrative duties related to the Major Gift Team strategy.
  • Keep up-to-date on donor giving trends and fundraising strategies and ensure that all fundraising activities comply with legal requirements.


Applicants must apply for this position by 6th November 2018 by sending a CV and Cover Letter to Donna McKay. Please click on the button below and fill out your details…

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