• Philanthropy Lead
  • Permanent
  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Up to £40000 per annum USD / Year
  • Salary: Up to £40000 per annum
  • Consultant: Ellen Drummond
  • Contact Number: 020 7939 7439
  • Expiry Date: 2024-07-25

Are you an innovative Philanthropy specialist who would like to use your relationship building skills to make the world a more inclusive place for autistic people?

The Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE) is a small but mighty charity that commissions breakthrough research, campaigns and partnerships to improve the lives of autistic people through increasing inclusion and support while reducing harm and hardship. Charity People is thrilled to be partnering with ACE in their search for a Philanthropy Lead.

Salary: c£40,000 per annum
Location: Hybrid with monthly team collaboration time in Cambridge.
Contract: Permanent, full time, but happy to discuss reduced hours and flexible working patterns
Benefits: 8% Pension, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, flexible and values led.

About the charity

ACE work closely with Cambridge University’s Autism Research Centre to reduce barriers and stigma for autistic people. They do this through working with autistic people, parents, carers, and partner organisations to identify and evaluate new and existing evidence-based support to help meet the needs of autistic people. ACE then ensure this support is rolled out widely through partner organisations. ACE is a values-led charity which strives to achieve their vision of a world where autistic people are respected and valued through bringing high-quality, effective support.

About the role

The Autism Centre for Excellence (ACE) has ambitious aims to grow and diversify income over the next 5 years. The Philanthropy Lead will help achieve this through securing income from a portfolio of high values trusts, foundations and statutory funders. There will also be the opportunity to plan and deliver special events and develop their major gifts portfolio.

About you

You’re a passionate and skilled relationship manager with experience of applying for and securing funding from a variety of trusts and statutory fundraising sources. You’re target-driven, with a track record of meeting these income targets, and ideally have a track record of securing five and six figure gifts.

You’ll be an excellent communicator, with project proposal and evaluation skills. You’ll have experience managing projects and will be skilled at managing conflicting priorities and meeting tight deadlines. Most importantly, you’ll be passionate about making a difference in the lives of autistic people.

To apply

If you’re as excited as we are about this role, we’d love to hear from you. Please send a copy of your profile or CV to Ellen Drummond at Charity People as the first step.

Deadline: 9am Thursday 25th July
Interviews: Virtual on the 1st, 2nd, 7th or 8th August

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