Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager

North Bristol NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Southmead Hospital Charity is looking for a Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager with experience in major gifts, legacies and trust and foundation fundraising. This role is one part of a job-share offered at 15 hours per week (0.4fte).

You'll get the chance to work as part of our small and dynamic team, with avarietyof flexible working arrangements. We're looking for someone with excellent written and verbal communication skills, a passion for our cause and demonstrable experience of developing effective relationships with major donors and grant makers.

This role offers a fantastic mix of strategy and delivery, working closely with the Head of Fundraising to steward existing supporters and encourage new donors to make long-term, sustainable and significant gifts to support Southmead Hospital Charity's major funding priorities.

Main duties of the job

You will lead the Charity's Philanthropy and Partnerships work with responsibility for delivering the Charity's fundraising through major gifts, legacies, grants and corporate fundraising. Working within our small Partnerships Team to develop relationships across a range of audiences and working closely with the Charity Director and Head of Fundraising, you will have responsibility for securing six-figure gifts from philanthropic individuals and organisations to benefit patients and the incredible staff who look after them.

Key responsibilities will include cultivating deep relationships with both significant Charity donors and senior clinical colleagues in the Trust, detailed research on High-Net-Worth Individuals, writing complex proposals for support, facilitating cultivation events and working closely with the Charity Director and Head of Fundraising to agree defined projects that require internal commitment and substantial financial support. You also be responsible for managing our legacy pipeline and line managing the Philanthropy and Partnerships Officer to deliver efficient and effective estate administration.

You will need comprehensive knowledge of fundraising and considerable networking skills with the ability to identify influential contacts both internally and externally. You must be able to visit high-net-worth individuals, create high-quality grant proposals, manage complex legal estate administration and lift the profile of the Charity.

About us

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • In consultation with the Charity Director and Head of Fundraising, develop and lead a strategy for major gifts and legacies.
  • Lead, motivate and inspire your team to exceed agreed financial targets and KPIs across existing income streams to excel.
  • To lead on the development of major gifts, legacy and grants fundraising. To continually research, cultivate and develop strong relationships with these prospects.
  • Support the Director and Head of Fundraising to ensure that a donor-centric approach is at the core of all activity and that high standards are developed and maintained throughout the Charity team.
  • Provide the Director, Head of Fundraising and all team colleagues with detailed updates through regular team reports.
  • Ensure that all cash handling, banking, donor acknowledgement and receipts are kept in accordance with charity best practice.
  • Keep up to date on all new governance regulations issued by the Charity Commission, Fundraising Regulator and Information Commissioners Office.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with key stakeholders.

Major Donors
  • Lead on planning and delivery of a programme of philanthropic support from major gifts.
  • Write detailed case for supports and proposals to encourage major gifts from our current donor pool and new prospects.
  • Plan, organise and develop cultivation events to lift the Charitys profile with major donors.
  • Analyse and segment existing major donors to deliver appropriate, quality personalised tiered stewardship which deepens relationships and increases loyalty and value.

Legacy fundraising
  • Lead on planning and delivery of a strategic legacy programme.
  • Manage relationships between prospective legators, family members and their legal representatives as appropriate.
  • Keep accurate, up to date records on legacy pledges and steward relationships appropriately.
  • Ensure all legacies are acknowledged appropriately and estate queries dealt with in a timely manner by the Philanthropy and Partnerships Officer.

Grants fundraising
  • Lead on planning and delivery of a strategic grants programme from charitable trusts and foundations.
  • Plan, organise, research, analyse and submit comprehensive and high-quality applications to grant giving trusts and foundations.
  • Ensure that funders receive reports of activities on time and with the required information to ensure regular stage payments where appropriate.

Corporate fundraising
  • Support the Head of Fundraisings strategy and programme of work with corporate relationships, helping to initiate and develop long term relationships with the aim of securing financial and in kind support.

Line management
  • Lead the Philanthropy and Partnerships Officer in the strategic development of regular giving and mid-level donor fundraising, to achieve income growth.
  • Coach and develop your team to excel.
  • Motivate you team to reach its full potential through development, training and supervision via the NBT appraisal system and appropriate HR policies.
  • Undertake future recruitment as required.
  • To be a part of leading a culture that is ambitious, supportive and successful.

  • Adhere at all times to the Charitys policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of the Charitys resources.
  • Ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest professional standard.
  • Be aware of the responsibilities with regard to Health and Safety.
  • To be responsible for managing delegated budgets linked to individual projects.
  • Manage staff involved in specific events and projects which will include volunteers and external agencies.
  • Ensure that all data is handled confidentially and is compliant with the Data Protection Act, especially with regard to records of donors and volunteers.
  • Will have to meet and work with members of the public at fundraising events.
  • Will have to work from other locations as and when necessary.
  • Will have to work some evenings and weekends as and when necessary (time off in lieu agreed).

Person Specification

Work Experience


  • Education to degrees level or equivalent.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Experience and a proven track record of fundraising/sales, developing strategies and robust planning including achieving ambitious targets and delivering successful campaigns.
  • Knowledge and experience of fundraising management disciplines, in particular those employed in major donor, legacy and trust and foundation fundraising. Alternatively, in-depth experience of a relationship/sales role securing significant income.

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Southmead Hospital

Kendon House, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, BS10 5NB


BS10 5NB

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