Epsom, Surrey
£45,000 - £48,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Excellent opportunity for a senior Major Donor fundraiser to lead on the development of this income stream, driving strategy and championing new ways of working. You will be joining a highly-successful and well-loved mental health charity with 20,000 committed volunteers accross over 200 branches in the UK, and line-managing a Philanthropy Officer, facilitating their development and working as a team to drive income from HNWIs. This role is envisaged to become the Head of Major Donors within 12-18 months in post, in line with the charity's long-term ambitions to sustainable grow the income from Major Donor to to £1m. 

This role will lead on the development and implementation of the major donor fundraising programme to increase income from Major Donor, in support of the charity’s vision to reduce death by suicide.

Job specification

  • Lead on the development of the major donor strategy and programme, to drive income from HNWIs in support of the charity's UK-wide programmes.
  • Develop and refine a strong prospect identification and research process, leading on relationship building/ major donor acquisition, cultivation and stewardship programmes.
  • Line manage the Philanthropy Officer, facilitating thier development within the growth of the function.
  • Work closely with the AD for Business Development in setting, monitoring and reporting on annual income and expenditure targets, and set clear KPIs that ensure growth of the programme.
  • Lead on and champion exceptional donor experience for HNWIs, creating an identity for Major Donors to the chartiy. 
  • Clearly communicate the complexity of suicide prevention and the services provided by the charity, inspiring urgency and support from HNWIs

Person specification

  • Excellent track record of soliciting 5-and 6-figure gifts from HNWIs.
  • Fantatsic relationship management skills, with evidence of managing the entire donor cycle from prospecting to cultivation and stewardship
  • Experience of developing strategy, and the ability to drive sustainable growth in Major Gifts fundraising.
  • Excellent stakeholder relationship management both internally and externally
  • Expereince of developing staff to the next stage in their careers 
  • Passion for this cause and the programmes the charity delivers is essential 

This role will be based remotely to begin with, returning flexibly to the Ewell office 2-3 time per week when restrictions allow.

The deadline for application with CV and cover letter is 1 February, with first stage interviews taking place remotely w/c 8 February. Final stages will begin w/c 15 February.


To apply for this role, please click Apply with Charityjob to submit your CV to Kayleigh McCallion at QuarterFive Fundraising Recruitment. If your experience is a good fit, we will send you a job description and arrange a briefing call or meeting that will provide you with all the information required to formally apply. QuarterFive aims to proactively support your job search, so we may also consider your details for other job vacancies to enable us to find a position that is most suitable for you.

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Posted on: 21 January 2021
Closed date: 01 February 2021
Job ref: KM
Tags: Fundraising, Management