Cancer Research UK
Head of Campaign and Engagement
Reports to: Head of Philanthropy Services
Salary: circa £65,000 (with flexibility commensurate with experience)
Location: Flexible (minimum of 3 days per week at Stratford)
Application Deadline: We will be reviewing applications as they come in, so please do apply as soon as possible. The role will be live until Sunday 21st February, but may close after this without notice.
Interview Date: Interviews are planned to be held from late February.
The Head of Campaign and Engagement is a senior member of the Philanthropy Directorate and the Philanthropy Services team responsible for all engagement functions for the Philanthropy programme and Campaign. The role will set the high-level engagement strategy for all prospects and donors to the comprehensive Campaign, with a focus on prospects capable of giving £100K+, and donors who give £1M+.
The Head will lead a team of 13 with six direct reports, hold accountability for team output and budget expenditure, and focus on driving the Campaign and engagement strategy. The Cancer Research UK Campaign will galvanise our high value prospect and donor community, drive Campaign-focused fundraising activity, and enable us to deliver results on a scale never seen before in the UK charity sector.
In this role, you will be responsible for:
We are in the quiet phase of our targeted philanthropic campaign. As Head of Campaign & Engagement you will unite the organisation around high value fundraising, ultimately delivering increased funds for research which will be transformational for CRUK.
The team will work in close collaboration with Philanthropy frontline fundraisers, organisational and scientific leaders to develop the gift opportunities, campaign messaging, volunteer structures, individual, small and large scale events with institutional and volunteer leaders and stewardship programme for the Campaign, as well as develop best practices that will be sustained after the Campaign has concluded. You’ll also partner with the CRUK CEO and leadership team, as well as scientists and philanthropy colleagues to develop and implement strategies for these campaigns.
Key Technical Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Behaviours
We’re looking for a variety of skills and experience for the role, and we’re excited to hear what you can offer. Some of the key things we’re looking for are:
In addition, you’ll be able to synthesize research information, lead on key Campaign priorities with the team and colleagues across the Philanthropy Directorate and demonstrate the intellectual curiosity to understand complex scientific areas of research. You’ll then have the ability to transform this information into engaging, donor-friendly communication will be key.
If this sounds like you, please do take a look at the full candidate pack linked above, and submit an application.