Head of Charity Fundraising and Deputy Charity Director

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£58,972 to £68,525 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Due to the success of a new strategic direction, leading to an increase in income and impact, Newcastle Hospitals Charity has a fantastic opportunity for the right person to succeed in the new role of Head of Fundraising and Deputy Charity Director. This new role will join the management team of the Charity and will lead a small, collaborative and energetic team who raise funds from a variety of sources including trust and foundations, corporate partnerships, major donors, events and community fundraisers and individual giving.

One of the largest NHS charities in the UK, Newcastle Hospitals Charity (NHC) works in partnership with Newcastle Hospitals to fundraise for and to support a range of projects that go beyond public funding and enable the Trust to deliver its ambition and deliver goals that the NHS can't do alone. Projects supported by NHC include the purchase of specialist clinical equipment; capital infrastructure and initiatives that support the health and wellbeing of patients and staff. We are proud to make a genuine difference to people's lives each and every day.
  • Interview Date 30/06/2023
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

The Head of Fundraising and Deputy Charity Director will drive our fundraising strategy, supporting, nurturing and growing our fantastic network of funders and partners. You will be responsible for all fundraising operations, reporting directly into the Charity Director.

We're looking for someone who is passionate about healthcare and building long-term mutually valuable partnerships. You will lead the creation and implementation of our annual fundraising & partnerships strategy, as well as contribute to the overall strategic direction of the charity . You'll be responsible for forming productive and positive relationships with organisations that include start-ups, large corporations, foundations and charities, growing productive and positive relationships with them, evolving new products to align with sector changes and showcasing our growth and impact on the ground. This role is ideal for someone who is excited to both develop and drive forward our strategy while also being hands-on in working with our partners and on projects.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will be working with Clinical and Operational leaders across the NHS, Voluntary Sector, Private Sector to understand and capitalise on potential fundraising and partnership opportunities aligned to the strategic objectives of Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Key to this role will be the development and delivery of a fundraising strategy and plan for Newcastle Hospitals Charity (NHC) to achieve agreed income projections of c�10million per annum across a range of revenue streams including corporate partnerships; grant-making trusts; individual giving; community fundraising; events; legacies and digital appeals/campaigns.
  • The post holder will build strategic relationships across the clinical, executive, and operational leadership teams across NHS & non-NHS organisations.
  • The role will require daily communications with Executive Operational / Strategy leaders within the organisation as well as those in key partner organisations.
  • The post-holder will be responsible translating national, regional and local policy/regulations into annual and multi-year plans.
  • The post holder will be jointly responsible for managing the Charity budget and ensuring that income and expenditure delivers on an agreed return on investment (RoI).
  • Lead, inspire, line-manage and support the fundraising team to meet fundraising projections and goals, and to achieve their potential, ensuring that all aspects of performance, attendance, conduct, training and appraisal are addressed in accordance with Trust Policy.
  • Grow, nurture and develop fundraising volunteers.
  • Represent Newcastle Hospitals Charity at key meetings internally and externally and in national, regional and local contexts.
  • Deputise for the Charity Director as required.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Educated to Postgraduate/master's level in relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in specialist area.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Comprehensive knowledge of project management principles, techniques and tools such as Prince 2 Foundation and Microsoft Project
  • Experience of working in an operational healthcare environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project management principles, techniques and tools such as Prince 2 Foundation and Microsoft Project

Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge and experience of managing budgets for complex programmes of work, including financial processes, budget setting and monitoring
  • Highly developed specialist knowledge in relation to charity regulation and professional fundraising standards and the Data Protection Act 2018 / General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR)
  • Significant experience of interpreting national / regulatory guidance for implementation and in the provision of policy / regulatory advice to senior stakeholders on a range of complex, specialist topics
  • Significant experience of planning, directing and delivering fundraising programmes / / campaigns / projects on time and to budget
  • Significant leadership experience and of managing a team to deliver outcomes
  • Significant experience working within a complex environment including experience of working in the voluntary, community or social enterprise (VCSE) sector


  • Further specialist qualification or significant experience in specialist area such strategic marketing management, fundraising or financial management
  • Experience of working in an operational healthcare environment

Skills & Abilities


  • Able to synthesise complex information on a range of topics, forming recommendations for Non-Executive Directors/Executive Directors/Directors/ Deputy Directors/Senior Management Team and other senior stakeholders
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills with the ability to build and maintain strong, positive working relationships with senior stakeholders at Board, Executive and Director level, across the organisation and with external stakeholders
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills for delivering key messages to a range of stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Highly developed analytical skills including the ability to interrogate quantitative and qualitative data sources
  • Highly developed presentation skills for effectively conveying complex plans and concepts
  • Able to prioritise competing demands amongst a rapidly changing agenda
  • Ability to exercise good judgement, maintain discretion and use initiative.
  • Ability to use informed persuasion to influence others.
  • Ability to think strategically and develop innovative and workable solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with senior stakeholders at Board, Executive and Director level.
  • Ability to think strategically and develop innovative and workable solutions to complex problems
  • Highly developed presentation skills for effectively conveying complex concepts


  • Project management

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