EC1R, London
£30,079 - £30,988 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

ActionAid UK is recruiting for a Major Gifts Executive to support the development of the major gifts programme by managing the Funding Futures Network giving product, supporting the account management of high value donors and the engagement of prospective donors.


ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Our dedicated local staff are ending violence against women and girls and helping change lives, for good. We won’t stop until women and girls are out of danger, out of poverty and on track to create the future they want.

Our Major Gifts Executive will take responsibility for developing a strong engagement programme for a pool of prospective donors consisting of compelling updates and materials, selective ‘asks’ and invitations to events in order to grow income and develop donors for the wider team.

They will generate the maximum possible funds from this pool of donors, including managing asks in the eventuality of a red alert emergency or wider appeal. To be successful with this, it is essential that you have very strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.

To succeed within this role, you must have previous experience of running a successful fundraising campaign, along with a clear understanding of the factors that make up high value fundraising. You must also have a proven understanding of philanthropy trends and fundraising best practice.

Our Major Gifts Executive will also be required to have successful experience of supporting the delivery of events for existing supporters and prospects, such as private dinners, briefings and small receptions.

We are keen to receive applications from those with excellent written communications skills, along with a high level of accuracy and good attention to detail.

If you have this, along with experience of working in a fast-paced environment and of managing and prioritising a varied workload, whilst ensuring agreed deadlines are kept to, this may be the role for you.

We are especially keen to hear from those with a passion to work within an organisation committed to improving the lives of women and girls living in poverty, for good,

Please note that this is a fixed term contract to cover a period of maternity leave. It is primarily being offered for 8 months but there is potential for it to be extended to 11 months.

ActionAid is passionate about supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, including the possibility of a job share for this role, there will be space to do so during the interview process.

ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working. We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants.  

Posted on: 05 September 2019
Closed date: 24 September 2019
Job ref: 97589CHJ
Tags: Fundraising, Intl Development