Senior Development Manager (Philanthropy & Partnerships)

About us:

Pancreatic cancer is a tough one but we’re taking it on. We are supporting those affected by the disease, investing in groundbreaking research, lobbying for greater recognition of pancreatic cancer, and being a voice for everyone involved in the fight. Together we are taking on pancreatic cancer.

About the role:

Are you looking for an exciting new role where you will seek out new opportunities to generate income and drive high-value new business activity?

We are looking for a Senior Development Manager to join our Philanthropy & Partnerships (P&P) team, which sits in the Fundraising, Marketing, and Communications Directorate. This role is about exploring networks, scoping new ideas, identifying prospects, and bringing new Pancreatic Cancer UK supporters and partners on board. We have made the decision to bring new business activity with both companies and high net worth individuals together because the two areas are so intrinsically linked.

Our P&P team currently consists of six members of staff, working across Trusts, Corporate, Special Events, and Philanthropy. This year, we are on track to raise £2m. Every person in the team is hands-on and this post is no different. The successful candidate will need to be prepared to work on every part of the business development process – from desk research to pitching big ideas. As a senior member of the team, the post-holder will lead by example and support colleagues to build their business development skills.

About you:

  • You will have a good understanding of business development processes and techniques, such as building a pipeline, cultivating relationships, and securing new relationships.
  • You will have a track record of securing five/six-figure gifts from high net worth individuals and/or corporate funders.
  • You will have experience in identifying and prioritising funders, building a prospect pipeline, and forecasting effectively.
  • You will have experience in producing high-quality and compelling proposals and reports that inspire supporters.
  • You will have strong communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to build relationships and rapport with others.

Please see the job pack below for full details of the role.

Working with us:

We are an inclusive employer committed to developing a diverse workforce and are looking for people who can demonstrate dedication to our cause and values. We offer a supportive place to work with helpful and friendly staff who report a high level of job satisfaction. We are currently working remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions, but our main office is based in London on the river with views towards Westminster.

To apply, please read this job pack and complete section 1 and section 2 of the application form, and send this to

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £42,000- £44,000 per annum (Dependent on experience)

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Flexible working is available for this role (four days per week will also be considered). If part-time hours are agreed, please note the salary will be pro-rata.

Location: London SE1 (temporarily remote working from home)

Closing date: Monday 26 April 2021 at 9 am. This role may close earlier if we receive a high number of suitable applications, please apply early.

Interview dates: 4 May /5 May 2021 ( Interviews will take place remotely via a Zoom video call).

To apply, please read the job pack below and complete section 1 and section 2 of the application form, and send this to

You must have the right to work in the UK when you apply.

Download the job pack and application form below:

Senior Development Manager – Philanthropy & Partnerships job pack

Application Form – Section 1 (word document)

Application Form – Section 2 (word document)