£35,235 to £39,769 FTE (dependent on experience)


Barnet (North London) with remote working available one day per week



Flexible working will be considered




Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships


Philanthropy & Partnerships Fundraiser*



Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice helps babies, children and young people who are seriously unwell, and their families, make the most of every day. The charity aspires to become a centre of clinical excellence for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

We’ve been on a major upward trajectory in recent years, with more children being supported, more major hospitals being partnered with and more supporters donating. We’ve transformed from being an enthusiastic start-up delivering care in the community, to a serious player delivering major impact both in the community and at our state-of-the-art hospice building, The Ark, opened in 2019.

We are in the process of the most concerted and exciting expansion of our Fundraising and Marketing & Communications teams in the charity’s history. Once our new roles are filled, these teams will grow from 13 to 20 – please take a look at our Investing in Fundraising & Communications statement on page 11 for more information.

‘Philanthropy & Partnerships’, which covers Grants, Trusts & Foundations, Major Donor and Corporate fundraising streams, is pivotal to Noah’s Ark – typically accounting for around 75% of the charity’s overall income. In real terms, that is £3m of our £4.1m fundraising target for 2023-24. This role feeds into our Major Donor and Corporate income streams. Philanthropy & Partnerships is a real area of expertise for Noah’s Ark, with much scope for further growth. The successful candidate will therefore enjoy opportunities to develop an exciting, multi-disciplinary portfolio and gain invaluable in-house training and support, working as part of a high-performing and super supportive team, ready for its next exciting growth phase.

The Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager will work closely alongside an existing team member with the same title, creating a job share. The direct line management of a Philanthropy & Partnerships Fundraiser is currently covered by your colleague however, we would expect both Philanthropy & Partnerships Managers to be in a position to take up line management responsibilities at any time.*

The Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager will work with the Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships to manage and develop the Major Donor, Mid-Value and Corporate pipelines, along with instrumental work with our Special Events Manager on high-value campaigns and events. This includes our annual matched-funding campaign, The Winter Ball and the Noah’s Ark Golf Day – which last year raised £2.1m, £435,000 and £104,000 respectively. The post-holder will be key in taking the Philanthropy & Partnerships programmes to the next level, securing new Corporate Partnerships, increasing multi-year gifts and supporting the Philanthropy & Partnerships Fundraiser to work to the same end with their portfolios.


You will be a dedicated, organised and reliable individual. You will show determination and have an ability to read people and situations intuitively. An exceptional and eloquent communicator, excellent at managing your time and a natural relationship builder.

You will ideally have experience of working on the strategies and innovation behind the area/s of fundraising you have worked in and, therefore, have a growth mind-set. You will be willing to liaise with colleagues across the fundraising team and wider charity to create the greatest outcomes for the children and families we support.

We encourage you to apply if you consider yourself to have emphatically successful grounding in Major Donor and/or Corporate fundraising and believe you could thrive in our award-winning team.