Philanthropy Support Intern

Responsible to: Corporate Partnerships Manager

Location: Office based (Selly Park) with travel around Birmingham and Sandwell

Duration of Internship: September 2017 – June 2018

Hours/days: 3 days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) with some work in the evenings and weekends.

The internship role focuses on supporting the philanthropy team to source new corporate and trust funders as we seek to grow these income streams to support the Hospice’s work. The role will involve: researching prospects and growing the core application calendar; maintaining strong recording systems; managing acknowledgement letters and assisting with corporate events.

Key Duties:

- Develop corporate and trust donor acquisition through research and the collation of information.

- Maintain records and databases for excellent account management.

- Support the organisation of philanthropic events aimed at supporters from the corporate and trust field.

- Provide detailed briefs on potential prospects and application opportunities.

- Research trust and corporate fundraising income generation opportunities and add to the calendar.

- Support both the pre-award planning process and post-award reporting process, collating key data & external research.

- Assist with organising focus groups/surveys to form an evidence base as part of project evaluation.

- Assist with the formal development of a philanthropic supporter journey.

- Ensure adherence to and promote our brand and reputation. - Ensure adherence to and promote our brand and   reputation.

What knowledge, skills and attributes do I need for this role?

  • An ability to research and present findings clearly.
  • Flair to write persuasively and accurately.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong organisational skills to meet deadlines.
  • Initiative to work independently.

What will I gain from this role?

  • A broad understanding of all fundraising disciplines and a more detailed understanding of trust and corporate fundraising.
  • The chance to work to financial targets and contribute to the charity income.
  • Knowledge of a fundraising/customer records database.
  • Opportunities to shadow the fundraising team and see projects from concept to completion.
  • See first-hand how hospice care supports the local community.
  • Development of persuasive and report writing skills.
  • Monthly 121 and personalised development.
  • Chance to be part of a creative team who will actively encourage ideas and contributions.
  • Free lunch in the hospice canteen when you work a full day and all expenses covered.                                                                                                                                                                       

For more information, please contact: Charlotte Anson on or call 0121 472 1191

If you wish to apply for this role you can download a Volunteer Enrolment Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form by clicking on the links below:

Volunteer Enrolment Form

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Completed forms should be returned to

Closing date: 31st August 2017.

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, 176 Raddlebarn Road, Selly Park, Birmingham, B29 7DA                

Registered Charity No. 503456