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Philanthropy and Partnerships Officer

North Bristol NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Southmead Hospital Charity is looking for a self-motivated team player with a passion for corporate fundraising to lead the charity's corporate fundraising.

Main duties of the job

The Philanthropy and Partnerships Officer will support the Charity's fundraising team, leading the charity's corporate fundraising, as well as supporting the Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager to develop the individual and mid-level donor programme and legacy stewardship.

Working closely with the data, marketing and communications, impact and senior management teams you'll help to ensure the Charity delivers a proactive and donor-centric supporter journey, using data insight to drive acquisition and first-class donor stewardship to deliver sustainable income. The role also works collaboratively with other members of the fundraising team to maximise income for the charity, working to acquire new partnerships, diversify and upgrade giving behaviour and deepen supporter relationships for long-term value.

The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of all areas of fundraising, but we are particularly keen to hear from candidates who have experience in corporate fundraising or business development roles. With an outgoing and tenacious personality, you'll have the ability to identify influential contacts both internally and externally, spot opportunities and deliver mutually beneficial partnerships for the Charity and our funding partners.

About us

We're a fun and friendly team, passionate about raising funds to enhance healthcare for our local communities. If you're a collaborative team player with a passion for corporate fundraising, we'd love to hear from you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Be the first point of contact for regular givers/legacy enquirers and corporate partners. Respond to enquiries promptly and in a professional manner including responding to emails and telephone queries, providing all the highest level of supporter care.
  • Continually research, cultivate and develop strong relationships within this fundraising income stream and lead best practice in database management.
  • To meet agreed financial targets and KPIs across existing income streams.
  • Working closely with the Data Insight Officer, provide colleagues with detailed updates on the Charitys income and data collection through regular 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 key relationships with stakeholders individuals and organisations.
  • Support and deliver the activity within the staff engagement programme so that NBT staff become proactively and enthusiastically involved in the charity.
  • Analyse performance/trends, implement remedial/developmental actions and provide reports to senior leadership team.
  • Achieve and report on financial targets, objectives and KPIs. Utilise data insight to drive decision making and improve performance and return on investment.

  • Support the delivery of a corporate fundraising strategy that drives growth and significantly increases corporate income through both securing new partnerships and providing exceptional account management.
  • Support the Philanthropy and Partnerships team to manage and develop the Charitys individual giving and mid-level donor programmes.
  • Provide administrative support to the Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager across all large fundraising streams.
  • Ensure all legacy enquiries and pledges are acknowledged appropriately and stewarded.
  • Support and develop our regular giving programme.
  • Deliver a mid-value programme working closely with the Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager on donor uplift strategies.
  • Conduct prospect research for our corporate, trust and major donor programmes.
  • Write detailed case for supports and proposals to encourage mid-value gifts from our current donor pool and new prospects.
  • Plan, organise and develop cultivation events to lift the Charitys profile with P& P supporters.
  • Analyse and segment existing donors to deliver appropriate, quality personalised tiered stewardship which deepens relationships and increases loyalty and value.
  • Work collaboratively with the charity team and NBT colleagues to develop in-depth knowledge of services/projects and gain access to quality information/data to strengthen proposals and report our impact.
  • Utilise the database to maintain accurate information and drive activity.
  • Analysis and evaluation of data to facilitate continuous improvement of performance.
  • Work with colleagues to identify prospects via our supporting our grateful patients and community fundraising activities.
  • Proactively support the activity of the legacy fundraising programme.

  • 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 concerning Health and Safety.
  • To be responsible for managing delegated budgets linked to individual projects.
  • Ensure that all data is handled confidentially and is compliant with the Data Protection Act, especially with regard to records of donors and volunteers.
  • Meet and work with members of the public at fundraising events.
  • Work from other locations as and when necessary.
  • Work some evenings and weekends as and when necessary (time off in lieu agreed).

Person Specification

Work Experience/Education/Training


  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Experience of fundraising/ business development including achieving ambitious targets and delivering successful campaigns.
  • Excellent written communication skills including persuasive writing.


  • Education to degree level or equivalent.

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Kendon House, Southmead Hospital


BS10 5NB

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