Major Gifts Manager - Scotland
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the RNLI’s Philanthropy Team with the responsibility for inspiring Trust & Foundations, high net worth individuals and senior volunteers to support the work of RNLI. We are a geographically dispersed team with this role looking after Scotland. Therefore, we are looking to recruit a candidate who is based in this area, ideally in the centre of Scotland.
Your primary purpose will be to maximise major gift fundraising opportunities from high value supporters in this region in order to contribute to the Team’s growth targets. Working closely with colleagues throughout the RNLI, you will have responsibility for identifying new prospects and senior volunteers, as well as stewarding a portfolio of existing Trusts & Foundations & individual donors.
You will be an excellent networker, capable of building and maintaining strong personal relationships with a wide range of individuals, both externally and internally. You will already have a proven track record in a fundraising or sales environment, and highly advantageous would be a solid understanding of philanthropic giving, raising funds from Trusts & Foundations, engaging with high net worth individuals and experience of ‘making the ask’ both in person and in writing.
Apart from a keen interest in the cause, you will also ideally have an ability to work in isolation as well as part of a geographically dispersed team, and have the drive and tenacity to meet challenging financial and performance targets.
Location of this role is flexible within Scotland, but the successful candidate will be required to travel extensively within the region to meet key stakeholders, and occasionally to Poole HQ for meetings.
A willingness to travel (with some overnight stays and occasional evening/weekend work) is therefore essential, as is a full driving licence. A vehicle will be made available to carry out your duties.
This post requires a valid driving licence.
Closing date: 25 March 2018.
Interviews to be held in Perth, Scotland on 4 or 5 April 2018.