£42,000 - £46,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

About us

Humane Society International/UK is a global animal protection organisation, striving for a better future for animals through advocacy, education, and hands-on programmes. HSI UK is a leading force for animal protection, with hundreds of thousands of supporters across the country. We are an effective voice for animals, with active programmes in wildlife protection, alternatives to animal experiments, and farm animal welfare. A small but effective team, HSI UK has big ambitions to create further positive change for animals both here in the UK and around the world.


About the position

We are looking for an experienced relationship-focused major gifts manager to join our UK team and drive forward ambitious growth plans for HSI UK, increasing our income from existing revenue streams, namely trust and foundations, corporates and high net worth individuals. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a fundraising professional specialised in high value giving to work as part of a global organisation. We are seeking a dynamic individual with more than 5 years’ experience in high value giving and a track record of developing and delivering significant five figure gifts. This role is responsible for corporate, trusts and foundations as well as high net worth individuals. You should have a deep understanding of one or more of these key areas and be skilled in building donor journeys and managing income pipelines and budgets.

Reporting directly to HIS’s Senior fundraising Director UK/EU, this maternity cover post will work closely with colleagues in Philanthropy teams in HSI’s Washington DC headquarters, in order to deliver a coherent global fundraising approach, optimising opportunities and maximising results for our animal protection programmes around the world. The position is supported by a part time Major Gifts Consultant. 

Key areas of responsibility will include: 

1. Develop and deliver Major Gift (institutions, corporations, and high net worth individuals) fundraising, to generate funds for our global animal protection programmes.

2. Acquire, develop and maintain relationships with new high-value prospect, leading to ongoing financial support. Initiate, manage, and develop relationships with corporations, trusts, and foundations.

3. Identify and qualify new prospects in order to meet set income targets. 

4. Develop and produce compelling and accurate cases for support for HSI’s campaigns and projects. Liaise with international colleagues to prepare tailored fundraising documents including grant applications and project proposals, and other supporting materials as required. 

5. Ensure provision of tailored updates to high value donors, including managing any specific conditions attached to grants or donations.

6. Manage the major gifts consultant to ensure all work is delivered in time and to budget. 

7. Work collaboratively with colleagues to manage comprehensive information in donor records, ensuring compliance with all relevant data protection and privacy regulations and adhering to best practice guidelines from the Fundraising Regulator. 

8. Oversee institutional funding and major gift budget expenditure and income.


About you

Our successful candidate will be a confident, positive and proactive fundraising professional with a proven track record of achieving revenue growth, ideally within the third sector. An excellent communicator with experience and understanding of the spectrum of individual giving channels, you’ll possess a good understanding of donor care, with the skills and experience necessary to acquire and cultivate meaningful relationships with major donors, and you’ll have demonstrable history of success raising five figure gifts. You’ll have a good understanding and experience of what it takes to make successful applications to trusts and foundations, and to build on those successes where possible. You’ll have an eye for detail but also be able to see and analyse the big picture, continually applying learnings in a positive feedback loop to improve donor journeys and increase return on investment. 

If you want to use your skills to make a difference and be part of a global team, we want to hear from you! 

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter via the CharityJob website by Sunday 24th January 2021.

Refreshed on: 15 January 2021
Closed date: 24 January 2021
Tags: Fundraising

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