Philanthropy Officer

Position: Philanthropy Officer

Location: MS National Centre, London

Salary: £32,666-£37,862

Closing date: Tuesday 26 February at 5pm

About us 

We put people living with MS at the centre of everything we do, and it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our vision is a world free from the effects of MS. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure. But until then, we'll do all we can to help people with MS to live life, knowing they don't have to face MS alone. Our strategy is based on what people with MS have told us is important to them. It gives us a clear and determined focus.

We have big aspirations and we need brilliant new people to help us achieve our ambitious goals. Will you join our team to stop MS?

About you

We're looking for an experienced, confident, and articulate philanthropy fundraiser to join our team. In this role, you'll identify and engage with a mix of cold and warm major donors and prospects.

Working with the team and on your own, you'll be expected to secure significant gifts to help us deliver services to people living with MS - as well as raise funds for our pioneering research programme. You'll have a proven track record of securing major gifts and maximising income growth from high-net-worth individuals.

This is a great opportunity to make your mark within the sector, and be involved with the public launch of our £100 million Stop MS Appeal.

Want to know more about this role? Email our Philanthropy Manager at

How to apply

  1. Send your cv and a covering letter to or post it to MS Society, 372 Edgware Road, London, NW2 6ND
  2. Remember to put the job title in the subject header. You can find it at the top of this page.
  3. When we get your application we'll send you an automatic email to confirm we've received it. We aim to inform you of the outcome of your application within two weeks of the deadline for applying.

Your covering letter

Your covering letter should tell us why you want this role and how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. If you're currently employed it would be helpful for us to know what your current salary is and how much notice you need to give your current employer.

Equal opportunities 

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and to fair and transparent recruitment processes. So we'd be grateful if you'd complete our equal opportunity monitoring form. It's for our monitoring purposes only. The selection panel will not see it at any stage of the selection process

We're a Disability Confident employer. If you consider yourself disabled, we hope you will feel able to tell us about any adjustments you need if invited for interview. And any adjustments you might need to your working environment if you came to work for us.