Project Developer

King's College London

Job Description

King’s is presently within the planning phases of a serious new philanthropic marketing campaign, which can considerably scale the college’s present fundraising exercise. The Challenge Improvement crew helps our companions throughout King’s Faculty London (KCL), King’s Well being Companions (KHP), Man’s and St Thomas’ Charity, Evelina London Charity and Man’s Most cancers Charity to form philanthropic initiatives, guaranteeing they’re real looking, accountable and might drive actual change. Our predominant focus is on precedence initiatives – these strategically chosen by every associate in collaboration with the Fundraising & Supporter Improvement (F&SD) division – however our processes, experience and storytelling talents are additionally used to help donor-informed propositions and so the crew intention to be agile and responsive when it comes to supporting these doubtlessly transformative alternatives.

We’re in search of a wonderful Challenge Developer to hitch our implausible crew. Challenge Builders play an integral position by serving to to form the philanthropic propositions which might be utilized by fundraisers and stakeholders throughout the division. Working in collaboration with fundraisers and intently with our tutorial and scientific colleagues, they assist to determine the scope, philanthropic potential, and narrative of initiatives, guaranteeing they’re robustly thought by means of and costed, enticing to potential donors and drive actual affect on the planet.

Our core output is the creation of written collateral, present alternatives and precedence mission key messaging designed to encourage donors and equip fundraisers for achievement and be simply tailor-made by them for his or her exterior audiences, supporting them to have nice fundraising conversations at every stage of the cultivation cycle. We additionally produce a variety of different content material (proposals, movie, case research) to additional help F&SD colleagues, as properly as working interactive classes designed to interact and encourage them. We work in shut partnership with fundraisers, donor relations, occasions, prospect analysis and different groups throughout the division.

It will likely be the accountability of the submit holder to scope the fundraising potential for pupil help, analysis, scientific and capital initiatives with all our companions. The profitable candidate will use their wonderful writing and communications abilities to work in shut partnership with Heads of Fundraising and fundraisers to show these initiatives into fundraising propositions. They may welcome the chance to work on a variety of initiatives which search to make an actual affect in areas as various as, however not restricted to, pupil success, kids and younger folks’s psychological well being, local weather and sustainability, peace, justice and sanctuary, neuroscience, and most cancers.

With sturdy mission administration abilities, the submit holder may have the arrogance, accountability and management abilities to personal and drive initiatives ahead in partnership with fundraisers and help the shaping, costing and narrative of initiatives, proposals, papers and movie collateral according to the pursuits of our very largest potential donors. Working collaboratively with F&SD management, senior lecturers/clinicians and college and hospital workers, they’ll personal, assess, scope and articulate the fundraising priorities towards KCL’s technique and imaginative and prescient, King’s Well being Companion’s precedence initiatives and the Man’s and St Thomas’ fundraising technique.

In Fundraising & Supporter Improvement, we’re dedicated to constructing a very various workforce that displays the communities served by our companions, recognising the vary of advantages that we derive when colleagues carry experiences and views from a variety of backgrounds. As a part of this work, we’ve got developed a race equality plan and we notably welcome functions from candidates from Black, Minority Ethnic and Asian backgrounds.

It is a full-time submit. Indefinite contract.

Key Obligations

  • Work collaboratively with mission leads inside F&SD to know particulars of particular initiatives then assess the fundraising potential of recent concepts and requests for fundraising help, working with Heads of Fundraising, fundraisers and the mission analysis crew, or help friends throughout the division to take action. 
  • Preserve the ‘purchasing checklist’ of concepts and financial institution of related data that fundraisers can draw upon.  
  • Guarantee agreed priorities are “fundraising prepared”, e.g. work with mission lead / fund holder to determine scope, timings, dependencies and full costings.  
  • Write compelling circumstances for help as foundation for proposals and collateral, working with devoted writers the place acceptable. 
  • Contribute to the pipeline of potential and confirmed fundraising priorities. 
  • Assist the shaping of initiatives for our very largest potential donors, the place these don’t align with agreed priorities.  
  • Guarantee agreed priorities are properly understood and promoted inside F&SD and amongst our stakeholder organisations. 
  • Engaged on and managing a number of initiatives concurrently to agreed written briefs and timeframes.

The above checklist of tasks will not be exhaustive, and the submit holder shall be required to undertake such duties and tasks as could moderately be anticipated throughout the scope and grading of the submit.

Important standards

  • Robust organisational abilities with demonstrated capacity to prioritise successfully and to efficiently handle competing deadlines while sustaining consideration to element.
  • Glorious verbal and written communication abilities and talent to convey data to a variety of audiences in a transparent, inspiring and assured means.
  • Means to analyse, translate and current complicated analysis and concepts into written kind, according to viewers necessities.
  • Means to suppose strategically and perceive/interpret complicated actions and partnerships.
  • Means to analyse and assess new concepts.
  • Data and understanding of fundraising and philanthropic motivations and of participating with donors/prospects.
  • Glorious interpersonal abilities with capacity to kind wonderful working relationships with a wide range of people together with senior leaders, clinicians, lecturers and different key stakeholders.
  • Consciousness of delicate inner politics and talent to navigate these, guaranteeing initiatives proceed to maneuver ahead.
  • Means to make use of initiative to work independently but in addition to refer points to others when acceptable.
  • To dwell and breathe the Core Values of F&SD (collaboration, ambition, respect and accountability).
  • Fascinating standards

  • Expertise of working in a fundraising setting both in HE or for hospitals.
  •  All F&SD appointments contain an ordinary skills-based interview, adopted (for as much as two appointable candidates) by a Core Values interview.

    About Fundraising & Supporter Improvement 

    Fundraising and Supporter Improvement (F&SD) is an built-in division that gives a single fundraising and supporter engagement perform for King’s Faculty London, Man’s and St Thomas’ Belief and for King’s Well being Companions, working intently with the Maudsley Charity. Primarily based at KCL, we work with colleagues throughout our companions to assist them serve society by means of world-leading training, analysis and healthcare.

    We function a novel and highly effective mannequin, which brings collectively fundraising for all our companions throughout main and principal items; trusts & foundations; legacies; company engagement and mass fundraising. We additionally promote KCL’s engagement with its worldwide alumni group, in addition to participating extra broadly with supporters of all our companions. Our work is underpinned and enhanced by a variety of pros in areas comparable to donor relations, communications and advertising, prospect analysis, finance, information, supporter providers and normal administration. By pooling our ardour and experience to help the college and our well being companions, our potential and affect is maximised.

    Now we have a formidable, well-established monitor report of success in securing help that enables our companions to ship on their missions. This consists of our international, award-winning World Questions: King’s Solutions marketing campaign for KCL, which set the usual within the sector and enabled us to boost substantial funds to assist deal with among the world’s largest challenges. Formidable and progressive, the crew has gained awards throughout the upper training and charity sectors, together with the CASE Platinum Award for Fundraising.

    We proceed to set ourselves excessive requirements and expectations when it comes to supporting our companions, mapping out formidable fundraising campaigns and appeals the place we need to obtain ground-breaking milestones in areas comparable to kids and younger folks’s psychological well being; sickle cell illness; cardiology; most cancers; international girls’s management; engineering; worldwide relations and help for college students who will exit and make a distinction on the planet. We’re a strongly values-driven crew, maximising the advantages of working throughout organisations and united in our ambition to help out companions in making an actual and constructive distinction to the world we dwell in.

    Our Companions

    King’s Well being Companions

    King’s Well being Companions (KHP) is an Educational Well being Sciences Centre and a partnership between King’s Faculty London and three NHS Basis Trusts – Guys and St Thomas’, King’s Faculty Hospital and South London and Maudsley. We carry collectively 40,000 NHS Workers with 30,000 college students and researchers to hitch up world class analysis, training and pioneering scientific apply. Our partnership sees 4.8 million affected person contacts annually. Educational Well being Sciences Centres are engine rooms of excessive affect and innovation discovering new insights into illness, reworking diagnostics and unlocking new therapies. We pace up the time it takes to translate analysis and excessive affect improvements in bodily and psychological well being into excellent affected person care. We do that by working in devoted scientific tutorial teams and institutes and by involving an increasing number of folks in scientific trials and analysis. For extra data, go to: 

    King’s Faculty London

    King’s Faculty London is an internationally famend college delivering distinctive training and world-leading analysis. The college is devoted to driving constructive and sustainable change in society and realising our imaginative and prescient of creating the world a greater place.  By way of its dedication to distinctive training, impactful analysis and real service to society, KCL is creating constructive change in its communities, each in London and on the world stage. The Strategic Imaginative and prescient 2029 appears ahead to KCL’s two hundredth anniversary in 2029 and units out formidable plans in 5 key areas: 

    •         Educating the subsequent era of change-makers;

    •         Difficult concepts and driving change by means of analysis;

    •         Giving again to society by means of significant service;

    •         Working with our native communities in London;

    •         Fostering international residents with a global perspective.

    Man’s and St Thomas’

    We kind a part of a novel fundraising partnership made up of three companions: Man’s and St Thomas’ NHS Basis Belief, Man’s & St Thomas’ Basis (which incorporates our household of charities) and King’s Faculty London.

    This mannequin is the primary of its form within the UK and brings collectively excellence in scientific care with world-leading analysis to catalyse and maximise our affect for our beneficiaries.

    The pandemic has produced a groundswell of help for the NHS and highlighted the significance of the work of NHS charities, offering us with thrilling new alternatives to advance analysis and enhance affected person care.

    The revenue we elevate for our charities helps to help a world-class setting for sufferers and workers at our hospitals and group websites, offering the extras that the NHS can’t, in addition to funding world-leading analysis, progressive new approaches and ground-breaking care.

    Our partnership has a shared ambition to ship pioneering well being analysis, help nationwide healthcare agendas, and supply distinctive care and help for all sufferers and workers on the Belief. In 2022/23 we entered the final 12 months of our present four-year technique, throughout which we’ve got elevated our revenue contribution to the Belief by an additional 50 per cent.

    Over the subsequent 12 months we at the moment are working with the Belief and King’s Faculty London to establish priorities that may ship native, nationwide and international affect, and develop a five-year fundraising plan that helps important revenue progress to show our affect ambitions into actuality.

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