Development Manager (12 Month Fixed Term)

Haywards Heath, West Sussex
22 Mar 2019
07 Apr 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world.

Title: Development Manager (12 Month Fixed term Contract)

Location: Haywards Heath, UK

Salary: £36,000

Are you a great communicator, are you enthusiastic about connecting with key donors, are you passionate about enhancing and establishing new and existing relationships. If so, this position requires your skills, input and attention.

Sightsavers has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Major Donor fundraiser to join our successful Major Donor team in Haywards Heath.

This is an important position responsible for managing and developing new and existing relationships with individual donors capable of giving at a major/high level.

The successful candidate will be responsible for defining and implementing clear strategies for the identification, cultivation and stewardship of a targeted pipeline of approaches to new and existing donors so as to successfully contribute to the overall funding objectives of the Major Donor team.

The post-holder will sit within a wider Major Giving Team – responsible for relationships with Trusts, Foundations, Major Donors and Companies worldwide. Occasional overseas travel may be required

The ideal candidate should have a strong and successful track record of developing compelling cases for support to secure significant major gifts from new and existing donors. A proactive approach to maintaining and developing relationships with donors is required, as is the ability to represent the charity at the highest levels. You should have an interest in international development issues and be comfortable working to deadlines as part of a supportive team.

We offer flexible working hours and will consider part time applications for a minimum of 28 hours per week.

First Stage Interviews to be held: 12th, 15th and 16th April 2019

Closing date: 7th April 2019

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