Major Gifts Manager
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Major Gifts Manager - Canterbury Cathedral Trust
Full Time, Permanent - £35,000 to £38,000 dependent upon experience
Canterbury Cathedral is one of the nation’s greatest heritage buildings and well-known all over the world. The Cathedral community welcomes more than 1 million visitors and delivers over 2,000 events and services each year, as well as employing nearly 1,000 staff and volunteers.
In 1974, Canterbury Cathedral Trust was established as a separate charity to raise funds for conservation, education and music opportunities at the Cathedral, including support for trade & craft apprenticeships and our longstanding choral music tradition. Through the generosity of individuals, charitable trusts and others, the Trust helps the Cathedral meet the costs of major projects to continue Canterbury’s 1,400 year old story.
In recent years, the Trust has secured funding for several major projects, including £10.9m in partnership funds to unlock a £13.8m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for The Canterbury Journey – a programme of urgent repairs, learning and visitor engagement initiatives. From 2017, the Trust has focused its attention on music at Canterbury Cathedral in all its expressions. This campaign will support major restoration of the Quire Organ as well as the musicians and choristers who perform in the Cathedral daily and visit from across the globe. Capital works must be completed by early 2020.
The Major Gifts Manager will hold a critical position within the Trust as we embark on a new fundraising campaign. S/he will be responsible for delivering revenue income from medium and high level individual donors in support of a range of projects – with a particular focus on music. The postholder will report to the Trust Chief Executive and support her and the trustees to cultivate, ask and steward major donors to the Cathedral.
The postholder will be a confident networker, with an impressive track record in fundraising from individuals. The ability to create and sustain long-term relationships with sophisticated, high level donors and volunteers, as well as the ability to work in a complex organisation, will be critical to the success of this post.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Significantly increasing the Trust’s pool of major donors;
- Implementing a comprehensive major gifts strategy demonstrating a logical cultivation of prospects across the spectrum;
- Meeting agreed income targets for individual giving with a focus on £10k-£100k level donors and personally solicited a number of such gifts;
- Becoming an ambassador for the Trust, establishing credibility and developing positive relationships across our network of stakeholders; locally, nationally and internationally.
Application is by CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details can be viewed at https://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/get-involved/employment/.
For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Charlotte Walshe, Senior Development Manager at email@example.com.
Closing date for receipt of completed applications: midnight, Sunday 29th October 2017
Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 6th November 2017
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