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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:


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: 12 December 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: 12 December 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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