Beatson Cancer Charity
Beatson Cancer Charity

Charity registered in Scotland SC044442

Beatson Cancer Charity supports and enhances the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future cancer patients and their families, in particular Beatson patients, working in partnership with the NHS, the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and related facilities.

Current vacancies

Philanthropy Manager

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th September 2019

Be Part of Something Special. Be Part of Team Beatson.

Team Beatson is looking for an exceptional individual with a demonstrable track record in high-value fundraising and a deep passion and belief in the power of philanthropy to make extraordinary and otherwise impossible things happen.

Beatson Cancer Charity is dedicated to ensuring people diagnosed with cancer in the West of Scotland receive the very best care and treatment possible. The charity has soared since our launch in 2014. Our services are treasured by Beatson patients and their families while the relevance and urgency of our mission resonates strongly with donors across Scotland and the UK.

We are planning a succession of ambitious initiatives to bring world-class capabilities to the Beatson and add a margin of excellence to the already outstanding work of our clinicians.

The charity already benefits enormously from fantastic Community, Corporate, Event, and Individual Giving fundraising and is growing a skilful and passionate Philanthropy team to inspire high-value donors with our vision. Operating at the intersection of traditional charity, clinical care and academic research, this team secures investments across our five philanthropic themes: Life-saving Research, Transformational Technology, Clinical Excellence, Patient Wellbeing, and Practical Care and Comfort.

The role

Our philanthropy approach recognises the close synergies and inter-relationships between all high-value donor fundraising streams and unites traditional disciplines in a progressive and integrated manner where the major donor discipline is the overarching methodology.

The role may appeal to a Foundations or Grant-seeker specialist who wishes to take their already advanced skills to the next level by developing the ability and confidence to artfully work with major donors and senior volunteers. Equally it could appeal to a Major Donor specialist who wishes to hone their skills in working with institutional grant-makers and developing compelling funding proposals.

Minimum requirements for the post holder:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Commitment to the aims of the Beatson Cancer Charity and to meeting the needs of people affected by cancer.
  • Demonstrable track record of success in fundraising from foundations and other grantmakers and/or securing gifts from individuals.
  • The skill and confidence to artfully ask people for money.
  • A relentlessly positive, driven and professional manner.
  • Membership of the Institute of Fundraising.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Knowledge of the Scottish and wider UK grant-making sector
  • Experience of relationship management: corporates, charitable trusts, grant-makers and high net worth individuals.
  • Flexibility with regard to own role and contribution to organisation.
  • Understanding of the Fundraising Codes of Practice as defined by the Institute of Fundraising.
  • Understanding of legislation and regulations as they apply to fundraising and associated activities eg HR, Health and Safety and Environmental Health.
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  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th August 2019

At Beatson Cancer Charity we support and enhance the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future cancer patients and their families. We work in partnership with the NHS, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and all related facilities. We also offer the wider community a unique opportunity to contribute to the fight against cancer in the broadest possible sense.

We are seeking a qualified Podiatrist to provide podiatry services to patients within the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre (BWoSCC) and Beatson related facilities within the Queen Elizabeth University, New Victoria, Royal Alexandra and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatry, certified by a recognised teaching organisation. It would be an advantage to have a qualification in Reflexology, Reiki or other Complementary therapies at Diploma, HND, SVQ Level 3 or equivalent.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide podiatry services to patients and family members within BWoSCC and at Beatson related facilities;
  • Provide advice to patients on foot care during their cancer treatment;
  • Ensure provision of treatments to the highest standards of quality and care;
  • Demonstrate compassion and understanding of the challenges facing cancer patients;
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of podiatry in relation to the care of cancer patients with active, progressive and advanced disease;
  • Ability to work within a team sharing and communicating information to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care; • Work as an integral member of the Patient and Family Support team;
  • Support the training requirements of new staff and volunteers;
  • Build relationships across the BWoSCC and related facilities with NHS staff and other partners and stakeholders to promote and develop the integration of services;
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures;
  • To identify new opportunities for Patient and Family Support to expand and develop;
  • To support and mentor students attending for placement experience.

Essential Candidate Criteria

  • BSc (Hons) in Podiatry
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends
  • Computer literate with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Person Specification
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills • Energetic to support transportation of patients between wards and Wellbeing Centre/treatment rooms
  • Proactive approach to challenges
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude.

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