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EC4A, London (On-site)
London, Greater London
£28,011.50 per annum
Job description

The Major Gifts Stewardship Assistant is responsible for an existing portfolio of approximately 150+ individual, trust, and corporate donor relationships. Main responsibilities include:

·       Maintaining the current portfolio of donors.

·       Uplifting donors to give at higher levels, where possible.

·       Supporting the trusts and foundations of new business processes through research and outreach.


Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Mon-Fri

Duration: Permanent

Location: London - hybrid (at least 2 days in office per week)

Salary: £28,011.50 per annum

Job Purpose:

To be an integral part of the Philanthropy team, providing stewardship to individuals, trusts and foundations, and corporate supporters (typically, yet not exclusively, at the £5,000 to £20,000 level). You will be responsible for a portfolio of major donors, ensuring their continued support of MSF.




• Excellent and engaging written communication skills and ability to adapt style to suit a wide range of supporters.

• Confident interpersonal and verbal communication skills, including diplomacy and negotiating skills.

• Ability to deal with people at all levels and from a wide range of backgrounds.

• Accuracy and excellent attention to detail.

• Proven organisational skills with experience of managing multiple tasks and prioritizing effectively.

• Experience of working in an office environment, maintaining effective administrative systems and procedures.

• Flexible, can-do attitude and good team player – this role involves working very closely and collaboratively with colleagues in the UK and overseas.

• Ability to work independently to general guidelines, with capability to use initiative and seize opportunities.

• Computer literate and confident in using all Microsoft Office programs.

• Fluency in written and spoken English.

• Commitment to the aims and values of MSF.

• Willingness to travel within the UK.


• Work experience in fundraising, marketing, or sales.

• Experience in bringing in income against targets.

• Experience of working with senior decision makers.

• Experience using a CRM system.

• Interest in international, humanitarian work.

• Willingness to travel internationally.


Other information

Recruitment timetable:

• Closing date for applications: 6 May 2024, 11.59pm (BST)

• First and second round interviews: w/c 13 May 2024

Please note, you will be asked to complete a task as part of the interview process.


Right to work in the UK

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK. Please click here to check whether you have the right to work in the UK. If you would like to discuss your right to work status further, please contact us.



We are committed to removing barriers for people with specific accessibility needs. If you need an adjustment to the recruitment process to be considered for the role, please let us know.

Examples of adjustments we can make:

• offering you an alternative if you are unable to use our online application system.

• providing necessary information, such as the job description or assessment materials, in an alternate format

• allowing you to have someone with you during an interview for example, a Sign Language interpreter.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive organisation. MSF UK thrives when everyone feels comfortable bringing their best self to work. We celebrate difference, whilst striving to create an environment where colleagues feel respected and valued for their unique potential. We are committed to our values on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Please read our Equality & Diversity policy for more information.

MSF UK is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applications from all sections of our diverse community.



MSF UK/IE is dedicated to safeguarding everyone who comes into contact with the organisation, for whatever reason and however brief. All posts are subject to safer recruitment process which include robust reference requests, scrutiny of employment history and where applicable criminal record and barring checks.

Our safeguarding commitment is underpinned by policies and procedures which encourage and promote safe working practice across the organisation. On joining MSF UK/IE you will be required to attend safeguarding training to ensure responsibility for and maintaining safe working practice and to safeguard our teams, beneficiaries, and communities.


We look forward to receiving your application!



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Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500
Posted on: 19 April 2024
Closed date: 06 May 2024 at 00:00
Tags: Fundraising

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