A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time Senior Major Gifts Officer within the Fundraising department at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 85,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families.
SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.
About the role
Built on firm foundations of traditional major donor development over the last five years, we have a small but committed portfolio of major and mid-value supporters. Now we need to make a step change, exploring new potential donors, expanding our networks and building a robust pipeline of new supporters for the future, whilst continuing to offer excellent stewardship to our current supporters.
About the team
The Major Gifts team is a small professional team raising substantial fundraising income from Trusts and Foundations and High Net Worth individuals. The Senior Major Gifts officer will have responsibility for adding to the income stream through individual donors. There is a wealth of experience within the team and a positive supportive team ethic.
A proven track record of achieving income targets through successful philanthropy fundraising, with experience of developing thriving relationships with funders or key partners and a proficient understanding of donor management will allow someone to thrive and develop within this role. Our small team would benefit from new perspectives and idea so that together we can grow this income stream for one of the oldest military charities.
SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.
For further information
If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Sophie Egan on 07384 525143 for an informal discussion.
Closing date: Midnight on 25 January 2021
Interviews: 2 and 3 February 2021. If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to undertake an aptitude test / deliver a presentation as part of the selection process.
SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.
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