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Philanthropy Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,000 – £26,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th March 2019

  • Advertised from 4th March 2019
  • Permanent


About us

Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with myeloma – the second most common form of blood cancer. It originates in the bone marrow and currently affects around 17,500 people in the UK. Whilst treatable, myeloma is not yet curable.

Our ultimate goal is to find a cure. We are dedicated to ensuring that patients get access to the right treatment at the right time, and to improving standards of treatment and care through research, education and awareness raising. We also provide a range of information and support services to patients, family and friends to help deal with a diagnosis of myeloma.

About this new and exciting role

The main purpose of this role is to maximise grant income in line with the overall organisational strategy. The Philanthropy Officer will work within the Income Generation team to grow our portfolio of funder relationships, as well as working closely with our existing grant funders to maximise their giving potential.

Pivotal to this role will be your income generation from Trusts and Foundations and the corporate sector. There will also be the opportunity to provide support in all aspects of our work with major donors.

You will represent Myeloma UK at a range of events and meetings at locations across the UK from time to time.

About you

This is a great opportunity to work for a national UK charity. You will need experience leading and preparing proposals and applications and successfully securing funding.

Self –motivated and a team player you will have excellent organisational, communication and IT skills. Relationship development and presentation skills are important for this role, along with the ability to produce quality written work.

The ability to manage a wide range of tasks alongside the willingness and flexibility to develop and expand this role are vital.

You will also have the ability and willingness to attend meetings and events outside normal working hours and travel as required.

For an informal chat about the role, please ring Alyson Miller on 0131 557 3332.

Application notes

To apply, send your CV accompanied by a supporting statement to or Eleanor Hughes, Myeloma UK, 22 Logie Mill, Beaverbank Business Park, Edinburgh EH7 4HG.

Applications close at 12.00 noon on Monday 18 March 2019.

Interviews will be held on Friday 22 March 2019.