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Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) is the dedicated NHS charity for Cambridge University Hospitals, comprising Addenbrooke’s and The Rosie (maternity hospital) and, from 2025, the brand-new Cambridge Children’s Hospital and Cambridge Cancer Hospital.

Our hospital delivers expert care for patients – locally, regionally and nationally and contributes to some of the most important biomedical research in the world today. Charitable donations fund high-tech equipment, new buildings, specialist staff, extra comforts and vital research to find potential cures and help save lives locally, nationally and worldwide.

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:


Community Relationships Coordinator

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £21,000

This role sits within ACT’s Relationships fundraising team. The team is responsible for all of ACT’s major relationships; that includes major donors, fundraisers, trusts and corporates who support Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals with charitable donations and fundraised gifts. The team is made up of major donor specialists and community specialists – this role works alongside those two income streams providing the teams with seamless and efficient support.

Our donors and fundraisers are simply amazing – and we need an amazing member of staff to help us provide the best welcome, and the warmest, most effective stewardship that we possibly can!

The Community Fundraising Coordinator provides a first point of contact for all those wishing to fundraise for our hospitals. This is vital to the organisation – you don’t get two chances to make a good first impression.

You will be responsible for looking after fundraisers and donors, understanding them and their needs, and passing them on to the relevant staff member as and when appropriate. You will become an integral part of the ACT Community Relationships team and as the “face” of our organisation you will have a warm and friendly personality and approach – perfect for our supporters!

A full job description and person specification can be found here.

If this sounds like the job for you then please send your CV and a covering letter, explaining why you are a good fit for the role, to Ruth Campbell our Head of HR by email to ruth.campbell@act4addenbrookes.org.uk 

The closing date for applications is 13 February 2022. However, we reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received or a successful candidate is found. 


Communications and Fundraising Lead

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £32,000 – £38,000 per annum (depending on skills & experience)

Cambridge Global Health Partnerships (CGHP) was born out of the belief that health should not be predetermined by where we live. We are a charitable programme based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and are a linked charity to ACT (Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust).

Our work contributes directly to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 – Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages.

We are looking for a Communications and Fundraising Lead to become part of the small and passionate team, committed to delivering an increasing positive impact on the communities we serve on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and through our international partner healthcare institutions.

The CGHP Communications and Fundraising Lead is a key member of the CGHP team and provides an amazing opportunity, for the right individual, to contribute to developing and improving health services in Cambridge and globally. We are eager to implement our new Strategy and have a keen and experienced new Chair of the CGHP Advisory Committee so CGHP is at an exciting phase of development and in spite of the challenges of Covid.

A full job description and person specification can be found on our website here

If this sounds like the job for you then please send your CV and a covering letter, explaining why you are a good fit for the role, to Ruth Campbell, Head of HR, by email to ruth.campbell@act4addenbrookes.org.uk

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 25 January 2022, however we reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received or a successful candidate is found.


Grants Manager

Salary:  c£30,000

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)

Contract: Permanent

As the Grants Manager you will be joining a fast-paced team with a varied workload and ambitious aims.  The charitable expenditure team is a small team with a big task – to ensure ACT’s expenditure of around £500k per month is appropriate, in line with the charity’s objects and compliant with any restrictions on the funding.  Together we are responsible for enabling some truly amazing things; sometimes lifesaving, sometimes life changing, other times a project might help patients be diagnosed more quickly, or it might mean a quicker recovery so they can get back to their regular routine more quickly.  It is an incredibly rewarding role within a small friendly team, which has a vital function in a fast-growing charity. 

The role is responsible for running the research, innovation and fellowship grant streams.  Research expenditure has increased sharply during COVID, initially for COVID-related research with demand now remaining high for other research areas.  You will also be responsible for legacy fund management, departmental relationship management and managing a portfolio of projects. 

A full job description and person specification can be found here.

Closing Date: 16 January 2021

If this sounds like the role for you then please send your CV and a covering letter, explaining why you are a good fit for the role, to Ruth Campbell our Head of HR by email to ruth.campbell@act4addenbrookes.org.uk


Individual Giving Coordinator (Fundraising Administrator)

Salary: £21,000pa

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)

Contract: Permanent

We are looking for a good administrator to join our Donor Care team looking after the Individuals Giving Programme. Individual Givers are the fundraising supporters who want to make a difference by giving their own money and they sit at the heart of ACT’s Fundraising Strategy. We’ve started rolling out a programme of direct response fundraising activities that are already having a big impact, generating more money and more engagements than ever before.

You’ll be working closely with the Direct Marketing Lead and the Head of Donor Care to help us make our individual giving programme a genuine success, helping us to maximise the lifetime value of our donors by ensuring we offer the very best stewardship and gratitude to those who donate to Addenbrooke’s. In addition, you will support the Direct Marketing Lead in delivering a programme of activities that not only recruits new donors, but also stewards and engages donors towards a long and mutually beneficial relationship.

A full job description and person specification can be found here.

Closing Date: 16 January 2021

If this sounds like the role for you then please send your CV and a covering letter, explaining why you are a good fit for the role, to Ruth Campbell our Head of HR by email to ruth.campbell@act4addenbrookes.org.uk


Reception & Administration Assistant (Level 3 Business Administration - Apprenticeship)

Salary:  Between £12,500 & £15,000 depending on experience

You will be joining the front line of the charity; the team responsible for engaging with the mass audience of potential and existing supporters. Together with your colleagues in Donor Care, you're responsible for growing the number of people that support the charity and making sure that every person that interacts and engages with ACT – be they a supporter, a patient, a member of hospital staff or other stakeholder - receives an excellent experience.

As the Reception & Administration Assistant you will be the first member of the ACT team that many of our visitors and supporters will meet or talk to, and so you’ll be providing their first experience of the charity and efficiently dealing with their enquiry, helping them to make their donation, or introducing them to the ACT team member who can help them. You will also be working closely with the Supporter Administrator and other colleagues in Donor Care to ensure that our administrative processes and systems support and enable that excellent customer experience. In addition, you'll ensure that our supporter records are accurate and up to date.

Further details and how to apply can be found on the Gov.uk website here

Closing Date: 2 January 2022

If this sounds like the role for you then please send your CV and a covering letter, explaining why you are a good fit for the role, to Ruth Campbell our Head of HR by email to ruth.campbell@act4addenbrookes.org.uk

The closing date for applications is as listed on the individual adverts. However, we reserve the right to close a vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received or a successful candidate is found. 

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Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. We therefore positively encourage applications, regardless of age, race, religion & belief, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity or disability.

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