Waterloo, Greater London
£25,000 per year
Contract, 12 Months Fixed Term, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for a keen Researcher and Major Gifts Executive to help us widen our donor base.

The Outward Bound Trust is passionate about helping young people to defy limitations through learning and adventure in the wild.  We are also passionate about persuading Major Donors to invest in our cause.  Over the next year, we plan to raise £8m to help young people recover from this pandemic.

We are seeking a smart, switched on, self starter to help us significantly increase our databases of prospects. We have an exciting events programme coming up and we want to encourage new supporters to join us.

From routine, but critical high value data collection to identifying and qualifying people who we can contact and ask for meetings, this is a crucial role in engaging major gift supporters with Outward Bound and our mission.

You are perhaps a first jobber or recent graduate looking to develop a career in the third sector. Outward Bound is a great place to learn, and you'll soon see how your research and data skills can identify the right donors and build relationships and secure donations.

If you are looking to make a difference, whilst having some fun along the way, then why not get in touch?


  • Research and identify significant numbers of high net worth individuals who may be interested in supporting the work of Outward Bound.
  • Research and manage information to develop a file of donors and prospects
  • Develop and contribute to proposals and reports on Outward Bound strategies.
  • Ensure compliant collation of information in line with GDPR regulations

You'll need

  • Proficiency with online resources
  • To be able to work with fundraising databases and lots of data
  • Savvy enough to find out what’s available beyond what’s online
  • To synthesise information and write clear reports
  • Evidence of analytical thinking
  • A curiosity about people, their interests, wealth and support for charities

For more information, please see the attached Job specification

Refreshed on: 21 October 2021
Closed date: 30 October 2021
Tags: Fundraising

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