Major Donor Fundraising Manager
About our client
Our client is the leading learning disability charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They provide high-quality services in housing, employment, education and day-to-day support. They also provide forward-thinking solutions to housing funding, allowing more people to live independently in a place they choose.
They give expert advice through their helplines and website. And they are on the front line, campaigning for the changes that people with a learning disability want and need. Through fundraising, research and campaigning, they are working for a better future. Through their projects and programmes they are trialling ground-breaking work to promote inclusion. Through their services they are giving the people they support the life choices and freedoms they want.
Our client also firmly believes that they offer a truly great place to work! In a recent staff survey 96% of the fundraising directorate said they were proud to work for the organisation and that they are committed to doing their very best for the cause.
They love individuality and the unique perspective that every single colleague brings, but they do have a set of core values that show what each and every person stands for – they are inclusive, trustworthy, caring, challenging and positive.
About the role
Are you passionate about making a real difference to the lives of people with a learning disability? Would you like to work in a growing Philanthropy team? Are you ready to get stuck in to a new and exciting challenge?
If you have just answered yes, then we could have the perfect opportunity, to allow you to take the next step in your career!
Our client is looking for a confident fundraising/philanthropy professional to join the team in London as the new Major Donor Fundraising Manager.
Our client’s vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. The Philanthropy team is at the heart of delivering that vision. Apply now for the opportunity to use your expertise and strong inter-personal skills to help make the world a better place for people with learning disabilities, creating the best opportunities from childhood through to adulthood, tackling loneliness, creating job opportunities and helping people live with independence and dignity in the community.
This is an exciting time to join the team. You will be part of a growing and ambitious team of fundraisers who are proud to work for this fantastic charity. Philanthropy income has trebled in the last three years. Our client’s focus on building future relationships promises continued success.
As the Major Donor Fundraising Manager you will use your strategic approach and excellent relationship building, influencing and writing skills to identify prospects and inspire the support of major donors and influencers. Working closely with the Philanthropy Lead and other senior colleagues, you will play a key role in the design and implementation of their strategy, as well as line managing our Prospect Researcher.
Previous experience of working in major donor or relationship fundraising is a must. You should have a passion for people and a talent for building relationships. With first class communication, networking and influencing skills, you will thrive on persuading people to support the cause. You take pride in excellent writing and are admired for your ability to communicate face to face, holding your own with tact and persuasion. Using this rich combination, you will relish the challenge of delivering high-value, multi-year donations from major donors and valuable introductions from people of influence.
If you are passionate about changing the lives of those with a learning disability and are looking for a rewarding challenge and career development, then this is the role for you. Please view the job description and apply with your CV and a covering letter outlining why you will be a great person for this job.
Other positions you may have experience of include: Corporate Partnerships Manager, Philanthropy Executive, Senior Corporate Fundraiser, Fundraising, Fundraiser, Head of Fundraising, Individual Giving Manager, Regional Fundraising Manager, Development Manager, Income Generation Manager, Senior Fundraiser, Major Giving Manager, etc.