Richmond, Greater London

£38,000 - £45,000 per annum, depending on skills & experience

Permanent, Full-time

About the organisation

At the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, we harness the power of our science, and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to unearth why pl... Read more

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced and driven Major Gifts Fundraiser to join our Development Team in Kew Foundation. 

You will need a strong track record of developing and maintaining successful one-to-one relationships with individual high net worth donors and a demonstrable record of meeting challenging financial targets.

More details

Kew is one of the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.

We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them.

We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to be responsible for building relationships with a strong portfolio of major donors to enable Kew to deliver its ambitious strategic objectives.

You will have a strong understanding of effective major-gift fundraising techniques, the motivations for high net-worth individuals, excellent analytical skills and judgement combined with a highly professional and diplomatic approach. 

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will be a strong communicator with the ability to prioritise tasks and work calmly under pressure to meet multiple deadlines.

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.

If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for more information and to apply.

Closing Date: 21/07/2019

First round interviews are planned for Tuesday 30th July. Second round interviews are to be arranged. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.