About the role
The charity is six months into its ambitious three year strategy that aims to significantly grow our income. Alongside funding an existing world-class programme of research, treatment and care, we have launched a £70 million capital appeal to build the Oak Cancer Centre to provide radical new solutions for the research and treatment of cancer.
To realise this ambition, we are expanding our Philanthropy Team.
The post of Philanthropy Executive - Events and Administration will play a vital role in our growth by helping deliver a high value events programme for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity as well as supporting the Philanthropy Team. Initially, the primary focus of the role will be to support the Events Manager on cultivation and stewardship events, predominantly for our high value supporters. As part of the Event Team this role will support on developing our programme of events for the £70 million appeal to build the Oak Cancer Centre, working with fundraisers, a high profile appeal board and, for specific events, the Royal household. The appeal was launched with a dinner hosted by our President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge followed by a series of events including a gala dinner at Buckingham Palace in June 2018. This role will lead on the planning and delivery of other similar events for the appeal, including events to launch our new high value stewardship circles. The post holder will also support on a portfolio of key engagement and thanking events for the charity such as our legacy marketing events and our annual ‘Celebrate a Life’ Christmas events.
The role will suit a motivated and driven individual who enjoys working in a highly productive way in a busy environment. We see events as a growing area for the charity so this role would suit someone who wants to support this development. The charity is at the beginning of a period of transformational growth, so this is an exciting time to join and play a key role in delivering our ambitious strategy.
You will be exceptionally well-organised and work well in a team. You have the skills and ability to effectively plan and prioritise a complex and varied workload, work under pressure and to tight deadlines whilst maintaining positive relationships. You will have a proven ability and passion for relationship building and event support.
This is an extremely exciting time for the charity and the hospital, you could play a huge part in helping to fund ways to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. If you are excited by this opportunity and have the skills and motivation we need then please contact Stefanie Forster-Cook on 020 7808 2233 in order to hear more, ask any questions and discuss your suitability for the role.