Prospectus is excited to be working The Heart of England Forest to support their search for a new Development Manager (Major Gifts). This is a crucial and exciting time to be joining the organisation as they embark on their goal to create a new woodland in the heart of the country. They aim to reach 30,000 acres of forest by planting 13 million native trees.
Not only is the forest expanding, but their team is too! The Heart of England Forest is looking for an experienced major donor fundraiser who is looking for their next challenge. The organisation has an attractive and varied portfolio of funding opportunities across woodland creation, habitat restoration, education, biodiversity, accessibility, health, and wellbeing, and the Development Manager (Major Gifts) will have the opportunity to develop and generate new funding to support this work and really make an impact.
Reporting to the Partnerships Director and working closely with the Board, the Development Manager (Major Gifts) will launch the new income stream for the charity, as well as influence strategy. The organisation has a strong pipeline of prospective supporters to begin building long-lasting relationships with.
The successful candidate will have strong experience of major donor fundraising and may have made 5 figure asks successfully and led on/been part of bigger asks alongside colleagues. Having experience of developing and delivering bespoke cultivation and stewardship programmes is essential. The Heart of England Forest is looking for candidates who are highly motivated, cause-driven and eager to take on a new challenge.
The organisation offers flexibility for the role to be home-based in/near London or in the West Midlands.
Interviews will be held on the 30th September.
At Prospectus we invest in your journey as a candidate and are committed to supporting you in your application. In order to apply please submit your CV in the first instance and begin to prepare your supporting statement. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and will arrange for a call and/or meeting to brief you on the role. You'll then have all the information you need to formally apply. We are looking forward to speaking with you soon.