Philanthropy Managers

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Cancer Research UK
  • 14 Nov 17 2017-11-14

At Cancer Research, the UK’s leading health charity, we have ambitious targets to support our goal to increase survival rates to 3 in 4 by 2034. We believe the Philanthropy and Partnerships team are well placed in delivering high value fundraising. The department is made up for 5 teams: Corporate Partnerships, High Value Operations, High Value Supporter Partners, Mid Value and Philanthropy and Campaigns. We have a number of newly created positions in our Philanthropy team focusing on securing funds upwards of £100,000.


Looking to make a difference in the world?

Passionate about our cause to help us win the fight against cancer?

Looking for a career change band job satisfaction?

Interested in stepping up and securing income at higher levels?


This could be a perfect opportunity to join our successful team working in a high performing and energised environment.

We are looking for driven and self-starting individuals who are confident in engaging with high net worth prospective supporters. In this role you will:

  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy to raise six and seven figure gifts
  • Secure major donations through identifying, cultivating and stewarding relationships with major donors.
  • Build relationships with a network of senior volunteers to support the achievement of fundraising strategy

Here at Cancer Research UK, we’re pushing well into the future – developing newer, kinder treatments and getting closer to cures. Every day we achieve extraordinary things by being innovative, imaginative and bold in our work.


You can help us bring forward the day when all cancers are cured through...

  • Your extensive experience of managing high net worth clients
  • Your experience of creating solutions for VIP clients
  • Your excellent communication skills and your ability to listen and influence
  • Your ability to effectively work in a team
  • Your exceptional sales ability


You’ll possess strong understanding of the needs of ultra high net worth individuals so that you are able to identify their needs and present exciting propositions to secure six and seven figure donations. You’ll also need strong influencing and persuading skills to engage our network of senior volunteers and senior internal stakeholders to ensure the most effective approaches are made to secure income.  

If you’re as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.

To apply: Please create a on line profile attaching a cover letter and CV as one application by clicking the apply button below.

Progress Update -

Team Up -

Closing date: Ongoing till roles are filled. Please do not delay applying as we will interview as we move along due to the number of new roles added to this team.

Interview date: Ongoing