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Head Of Major Gifts & Partnerships

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    Charity and Non-Profit Organisations

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits

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  • Published:

    19 days ago

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  • Client:

    C2 Recruitment

Head Of Major Gifts and Partnerships
Full Time, 37.5 hours per week - Hybrid Working

Salary up to £55,000 per annum dependant on experience plus great benefits

My client is a well-established, non-profitable organisation based in the Essex area. They currently have an exciting opportunity to join them in the position of Head of Major Gifts and Partnerships.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Head of Major Gifts and Partnerships/Major Gifts Manager to join this well known charity as they look to drive real growth and development through major giving and relationship fundraising.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing high level giving for the charity from individuals, large corporates, trusts and foundation funders by leading on innovation to grow and develop the philanthropy strategy and income targets.
  • To hold key relationships with some of the charities most important funders, supporters and advocates and ensure an effective communications plan is delivered to retain and grow this area.
  • To be responsible and accountable for managing expenditure budgets across all areas of philanthropy.
  • To be responsible and accountable for setting and delivering income targets across all areas of philanthropy.
  • To be a leader and role model as a member of the fundraising team leading on Philanthropy by exemplifying the charities values and delivering first class leadership and collaborative working that ensures fundraising achieve the overall team targets and goals.
  • To work collaboratively with the wider team to develop and implement supporter journeys and stewardship programmes that lead to optimised, lifetime giving and ultimately gifts in Wills.
  • To line manage the fundraising team, coaching, developing and supporting the team to deliver across all areas.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Degree level education and or equivalent level fundraising experience, particularly in the area of major donor development and major account management.
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising would be desirable
  • Highly developed communication skills, persuasive, motivational, negotiating, managing and handling complex information and working with staff and the public.
  • Specialist knowledge of high value giving and philanthropy, grant and foundation funding and managing senior accounts and high-profile individuals, whilst leading a team of specialists in their specific areas of fundraising, relationship and account management.
  • Experience of writing strategies plans and funding proposals for a range of audiences.
  • Experience of leading a team of fundraising staff.
  • Experience of working with budgets and setting targets.
  • Experience of using analysis of data and performance of income to inform future decision making and work to improve outcomes.
  • Experience of delivering high profile special events such as high-profile Balls or small intimate major donor soirees.

Please note that a DBS basic disclosure check will be undertaken as part of my client's pre-employment screening for the successful candidate.

If you have experience in both major donors, trust & statutory fundraising and you have passion and enthusiasm in leading a great team of fundraising managers and executives along with having a great track record of achieving and exceeding income targets, then this role could be for you…please apply today with a copy of your CV.

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