Major Donor Officer

15 Feb 2017
15 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are currently recruiting for a Major Donor Officer at our Head Office in London. This opportunity is to work 37.5 hours per week (full time) on a permanent basis.

Title: Major Donor Officer
Reference number:
37.5 hours per week (full time)
Kings Cross, London
Contract type:
£28,945 - £31,773 per annum (inclusive of London Allowance)
Sense salary points:
32 - 36

About the role
This is an exciting role working within the High Value Relationships team; they are responsible for raising significant funds from Major Donors, Trusts & Statutory bodies and from Special Events.

The role is to support the Major Donor Fundraising Manager to implement the strategy for Sense and Sense International. You will be responsible for recruiting, developing and managing high net worth individuals giving gifts of £5,000 and over. You will be involved in all stages of the of the Major Gifts programme from prospect research through to personally securing gifts from individuals.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing individual strategies and providing excellent stewardship. This role is key to ensuring that income from high value relationships is substantially increased over the next 3-5 years.

About us
Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, those with sensory impairments and those with complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.

About you and what we offer
Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

Skills and abilities
You will be educated to degree level and have the ability to build relationships with high net worth individuals and people of differing seniority. It is beneficial to have experience raising significant funds within a charitable organisation.

Your excellent communication and writing skills will allow you to communicate information in a compelling and honest manner. In addition, you are a creative thinker and will have the ability to develop new opportunities and effectively plan and prioritise a complex workload. You will excel working under pressure and have the ability to maintain positive relationships thought-out.

Closing date: Sunday 5 March 2017
Interview date: 15th and 16th March 2017
To start: To be discussed at interview


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply Now' button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further information can be found on our website.

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.

No agencies please.