Head of Philanthropy

Remote and flexible working options.
Circa £70,000 per annum

PDSA is a national charity. We have been taking care of pets in need for over 105 years. We believe that everyone, no matter what their circumstances, has the right to experience the unique bond – the love and companionship – that comes from owning a pet.For so many people and pets, PDSA is a lifeline when they can’t afford veterinary treatment. Our aim is for a fairer society where social inequality is no barrier to the love and companionship of owning a pet. PDSA is entirely self-sustaining. We generate income from a number of sources, including public donations, gifts in wills and via our retail network and trading activities.


Our new Head of Philanthropy will define and develop our legacy strategy, bringing a clear understanding of the dynamic nature of the fundraising and philanthropy landscapes and implement new plans to increase our market share. You will pivot our approach to supporter engagement as well as lead the development of our philanthropy and major donors’ drive. You will be an expert fundraiser with a proven track record in leading philanthropic efforts and securing major gifts from individuals, corporations, or foundations.

You will be creative and strategic; an experienced self-starter and have the skills to lead, inspire and develop a team to achieve excellence. With strong financial acumen and interpersonal skills, you will be as comfortable writing compelling funding applications as you will communicating in person. Working closely with senior colleagues, you will also ensure excellent supporter stewardship and embrace our mission and values.

In return, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to a unique organisation and to the people and pets we are here to serve. We truly believe in our core values that we achieve more when we are ‘better together’. 


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.