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Head of Major Gifts & Trusts (Fundraising)

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23 Feb 2021

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Head of Major Gifts & Trusts

Would you like to contribute to something meaningful and work with us along our mission? This is your chance. We are looking for an experienced individual who can lead Norwood's core Donor Group.

Purpose of the role

To provide clear point of contact for some of our most significant individual donors and Trusts and Foundations and to ensure that we steward these relationships effectively and derive maximum lifetime benefit.

Working together with the Associate Director of Fundraising and Community Engagement, lead and implement the strategy for the Major Gifts and Trusts income development.

Working and developing your team, ensuring excellent stewardship of our Major Donors and Trusts and that cultivation plans are put in place and implemented. To jointly lead and work alongside the Head of Events, to ensure the income delivery of the Annual Dinner, corporate events and other events involving major donors.

The lead the development of new relationships with Trusts, and major donor giving circles to expand and diversify the mix of Norwood's core donor group, in line with the overarching fundraising and engagement plans.

Some of the main responsibilities

1. To work with the Associate Director of Fundraising and Community Engagement to develop and lead the major gifts strategy for Norwood to substantially increase income from major donors and Trusts.

2. To lead, line manage and support the Major Gifts and Trusts team ensuring performance management of staff and their on-going personal development to enable them to reach their maximum potential within Norwood.

3. Deliver plans against agreed targets and budgets, monitoring, evaluating and reporting as necessary.

4. To be responsible for achieving the income target for your portfolio of donors and supporting your team to achieve their targets.

Essential Requirement :

• Experience of developing relationships with major donors and major donor prospects.

• Experience of Trust fundraising

• Experience of achieving significant major donor gifts.

• Experience of writing, developing and taking responsibility for strategic plans.

• Experience of working with a wide range of individuals at a senior level.

• Experience of working with a major donor appeal board.

• Experience of managing a team.

All applicants are required to provide a cover letter with their application

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the service

Please note: We reserve the right to close the advert, once we receive sufficient applications, so recommend an early application.

  • The opportunity to work for a leading UK charity
  • Competitive salary & benefits package
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • 1pm finish on a Friday
  • A challenging and varied role
  • A supportive team
  • Additional leave during Jewish festivals

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.

Norwood is a disability confident employer. This means we are committed to employing people with disabilities.

Patron: Her Majesty The Queen.

Registered Charity No: 1059050.
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