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Senior Major Donor Fundraising Manager

Harris Hill
£44k - 45k per year
Closing date
9 Nov 2021

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Salary Band
£40,000 - £49,999
Fundraising, Major Donor/ Gifts
Health & Medical, Education
Full Time
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A great opportunity has arisen for a Senior Major Donor Fundraising Manager for a fantastic not for profit membership organisation based in London in order to establish major donor fundraising as an integral part of the organisation s fundraising strategy.

Salary: 44,000- 45,000 per annum
Deadline: ASAP
Location: hybrid working

Key responsibilities:
Play an active part in setting up and delivering the major donor fundraising strategy as a significant part of the organisation s overall fundraising strategy. This will include working with senior staff to set and work to agreed KPIs.
Develop high value approaches to philanthropists and foundations with a focus on securing major gifts for priority activities.
Assist with the development of the organisation s case for support and write proposals, applications and reports to donors to secure and report on funding.
Working with senior staff and Fellows as necessary, take forward the solicitation process, including the request for a financial donation.
Using the organisation s Top 100 prospect list, contacts and networks, build and manage a portfolio of major gift prospects, developing bespoke solicitation plans that reflect the donor s specific interests.
Work with colleagues and Fellows to identify and research potential donors, (charitable trusts, corporates and individuals), both from existing networks and by using research tools, ensuring due diligence processes are followed.
Organise and deliver cultivation events to develop relationships with potential donors, ensuring that they are efficiently organised, cost effective and well attended.
Support the Fundraising Officer in developing the group to increase membership and develop a higher tier of membership
Work with colleagues in delivery teams to identify and translate project information into compelling, high quality, major donor fundraising and stewardship materials.
Report regularly on progress against agreed KPIs and objectives.
Ensure that correct policies and procedures linked to major donor fundraising are adhered to, updated or created if they do not exist.
Acknowledge, thank and recognise donors in a manner appropriate to their level of support, ensuring that gifts are used in line with any stipulations and reporting requirements are adhered to.
Maintain engagement with donors to encourage long term support.

Person specification:
Experience of working in a relevant fundraising environment with specific experience of major donor fundraising
Strategic planning
Experience of proactively working with external stakeholders and managing these relationships to
generate new opportunities
Developing network of contacts
Understanding of the medical research or academic environment
Knowledge of the UK fundraising environment
Specific knowledge of medical research funding and/or science funding landscape.
Excellent written and verbal English with ability to produce concise and persuasive communications with attention to detail
Practical, task focussed and proactive
Team player
Confident clear communicator with people at all levels
Excellent IT skills
Knowledge of SalesForce CRM system


Harris Hill has been providing the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector with high quality recruitment solutions for over 27 years. In the past year we have worked on more than 3,000 charity vacancies (approximately 2,000 permanent and 1,000 temporary) and are continuing to grow, developing new teams to respond to the strong demand for specialist charity professionals.

Our teams focus on specific functions within charities including Fundraising, Marketing/PR/Digital, Data Management & Business Support, Finance, Human Resources, Temporary and Executive-level roles.

We are committed to delivering a level of excellence to both candidates and clients alike and have an unrivalled reputation for finding talented people their ideal charity jobs within the UK's leading national and international charities and non-profit organisations.

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