WC1H, London
£48,470 - £51,078 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Major Donor Manager


£44,365 to £46,973 per annum depending on experience (+ £4,105 per annum London weighting)


This is a fantastic opportunity to join The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association as the Major Donor Manager based at Thanet St, London.

The role

You will have responsibility and accountability for an individual and team major donor income target and associated Key Performance Indicators.

As the Major Donor Manager, you will play a pivotal role in building a sustainable revenue ‘pipeline’ from major donors to support continued vital service growth. Focusing primarily on new business, you will identify and cultivate major donor prospects to increase and secure future significant gifts of £50K and higher, leading the growth of major donor income across the team.

Who we’re looking for

You will have substantial proven ability in major gift fundraising and the ability to build on an emerging major donor pipeline, through excellent networking and interpersonal skills, to develop strong relationships with a wide range of people.

To find the full list of requirements, please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below.


This role is 9am to 5pm, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. As a charity, we’re always keen to support flexible working as best we can. 

We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.

How to apply

Applications can be made using the online application form. You will need to evidence the criteria as set out in the attached job description. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.


Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.


Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

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Refreshed on: 18 January 2020
Closed date: 09 February 2020
Job ref: 36103
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development

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