Major Donor Manager

Employer
BRITISH RED CROSS 11
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
25 Sep 2020

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
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Major Donor Manager
Location: Moorfields, London
Full Time: 35 hours per week
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: Circa £40k per annum - inclusive of Inner London Weighting

Could you lead and help shape the Major Donor Team to develop high value relationships with exciting and leading philanthropists, generating income essential to our continued support of people in crisis in the UK and around the world?

Following renewed investment and ambition of the organisation in major gifts, the British Red Cross are looking for an ambitious Major Donor Manager who will be responsible for managing a portfolio of major donors and prospects, preparing high quality, tailored solicitation and stewardship plans, and working with senior volunteers and leadership to secure major donor support at the £50k+ level.

This is a great opportunity as you will lead on projects in the Major Donor team and will represent the department on cross-team working groups, building strong, mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders across the organisation.

Reporting to the Deputy Head of Major Donors, you will work closely with the leadership team to support the development and implementation of a brand new Major Donor strategy and collaborate with senior stakeholders and peers from across the organisation to maximise pipeline opportunities for the Fundraising and Supporter Engagement Directorate.

If you are an enthusiastic, ambitious Major Donor professional, this is a fantastic opportunity to hold a key post within the High Value Giving and Events department at an exciting time for philanthropy within the organisation.

Our team are united by one goal - to help people in crisis

Your role will be based within our High Value Giving & Events department, which raises essential income through strategic collaborations with philanthropists, statutory, trusts & foundations and corporate partnerships funders.

The High Value Giving & Events Department is a key part of the Fundraising Division and looks to maximise the income raised from Companies, Trusts and Statutory funders, Philanthropists and through prestige events. The Philanthropy Team is responsible for developing long-term high yield relationships with key individuals who can make significant financial contributions to the organisation.

The Philanthropy team relies upon ambitious and skilled individuals able to capitalise on their specialist knowledge and experience. This requires a commitment to achieving objectives and exceptional team working, interpersonal and relationship building skills.

This role might be for you if...

You have excellent negotiation skills, substantial experience of fundraising from Major Donors and high-profile individuals or organisations, with additional experience of personally securing gifts in excess of £50k+

You will have knowledge of major gift fundraising principles and the solicitation process with a demonstrable ability to engage with Major Donors and solicit high value personal donations through face to face meetings with the ability to present a compelling "case for support" using excellent written and verbal communication skills.

You will be able to prioritise, both strategically and operationally with the ability to influence at senior stakeholder level.

Please view the full role profile for more information about this opportunity.

Closing date for applications is (11:59) Tuesday 22nd of September 2020.
Interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing 28th September 2020 by Zoom.


What you get in return

As well as a rewarding career with a global charity, you'll get access to a wide range of enhanced benefits:
  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Flexible working policy
  • Employee discounts
  • Wellbeing support and advice helpline
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan



A little bit more about us...

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is something we celebrate, and we want you to be able to bring your authentic self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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