Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role

Fundraising at Alzheimer’s Society is growing like never before. We raised nearly £70m last year, 12% more than the previous year, and we’re aiming for £100m by 2022 – enabling us to deliver our New Deal on Dementia: bringing hope to everyone living with this devastating condition, while advancing the search for a cure.

Can you help to make this happen?

Our talented fundraisers are generating an increasing number of six and seven-figure funding opportunities. In this specialist role, you’ll shape projects and proposals to secure these donations. Building in-depth knowledge of all our activities, you’ll tailor exciting funding packages for each funder and make sure we have all the project and budget details for a successful application. Then you’ll craft a tailored, compelling proposal that inspires vital new donations and partnerships.

About you

With a flair for great writing, strategic planning and internal engagement, you’ll be able to build strong relationships across the whole organisation – driven by curiosity and an eye for big ideas and small details. Day-to-day, you’ll relish the challenge of taking each new brief as it comes: understanding a prospect’s priorities, developing a plan to win their support, and conveying this vision in whatever way is necessary for success. You’ll be adept at juggling tasks to meet multiple short-notice deadlines, and will also line manage our Research Fundraising Officer – working to make our research portfolio appealing and accessible to a full range of high value supporters.

A collaborative, creative thinker, your background need not be in fundraising or charities, but could be in bid writing, business development or marketing. Either way, you’ll be someone who thrives as a multidisciplinary multitasker: equally at home thinking through complex funding propositions as putting the finishing touches to carefully crafted copy – all driven by the desire to make a difference to people living with dementia.

You may have experience of the following: proposal writer, bid writer, business development, new business, copy-writing, copy-editing, corporate fundraising, major donors, trusts and foundations, marketing, charity, not for profit, creative agencies.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits and recognition as well as agile working and flexible working options. All contributing to a strong work life balance. Each role has its unique learning pathway helping our people to develop their skills and engage with the wider development opportunities and build their expertise regardless to help them grow and realise their potential to shape a career with Alzheimer's Society.

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