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Capital Appeal Director

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  • Sector:

    Fundraising, Regional, Senior Appointments

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  • Salary:

    Up to £60,000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ellen Drummond

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  • Published:

    17 days ago

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Are you a Capital Appeals specialist who wants to be part of a new development which will transform healthcare across Leeds for generations to come?

Leeds Hospitals Charity exists to ensure excellent healthcare for over a million patients and their families each year. We fund lifesaving equipment, ground-breaking research, and innovative healthcare projects that would not otherwise be funded by the NHS. We provide support for eight areas which make up the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds Children's Hospital, Leeds Cancer Centre, St James's University Hospital, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Seacroft Hospital, Wharfedale Hospital and Leeds Dental Institute.

We are launching a major capital appeal to raise £30m to support the creation of two state-of-the-art hospital buildings on the Leeds General Infirmary site, which will deliver a range of adult health services and will also be the brand-new home for Leeds Children's Hospital. We are looking for a Capital Appeal Director; both strategic and operational to lead the charge. Working with the Fundraising Director, Appeal Committee and other stakeholders and managing the Capital Appeal team you'll develop, implement, and monitor the private and public phases of the Capital Appeal.

This is an incredible role and we need an incredible person. A senior major gifts professional with experience of successfully delivering a multi-million-pound capital campaign, and a track record of personally securing 7-figure gifts, the Capital Appeal Director will be proactive, dynamic and ambitious. It goes without saying that first class communication and relationship development skills are a must, as well as a fine tuned ability to influence and persuade prospects and senior volunteers. With excellent attention to detail, you'll be a creative thinker with the ability to work collaboratively to design, develop and deliver a successful multi-million-pound fundraising campaign. You will be comfortable working in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment and developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders - both internal and external - including the Appeal Committee, the NHS Trust's leadership team, senior clinicians and the project delivery team.

Based in Yorkshire with flexible working options. Part-time by negotiation. Generous relocation package available.

To Apply

Please share your CV in the first instance with Ellen Drummond or Philippa Randle at Charity People. If your experience is suitable, we will send you the full application pack and arrange for a call and/or Zoom meeting to brief you on the role. Following this conversation you will have everything you need to formally apply. We look forward to hearing from you and sharing lots more details about this fantastic opportunity.

Closing 15th March
First stage interviews w/c 22nd
Second stage w/c 29th

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