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Major Donor Manager

Job description

Harris Hill are thrilled to be working with a large international maritime charity who are looking for a new Major Donor Manager to join their team.  The charity is growing, in terms of income generation and new programmes of activity around the world. To help support this development, they have created this new important role.

The Major Donor Manager, reporting into the Director of Development and working with some guidance from the Head of Major Gifts, will maintain and grow a stable pipeline of income from Major Donors. The successful candidate will secure unrestricted and restricted income from a portfolio of Major Donors to support the activities of the charity’s network in the UK and overseas. The candidate will produce cultivation plans for individual Major Donors, meet them, craft tailored applications and reports for them.


Key details:

Role:                                                  Major Donor Manager

Location:                                         Hybrid working but ideally in their central London office               

Salary:                                              £42,000             

Contract:                                        Full time, permanent

Amongst other criteria, the successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with Major Donors, wealth advisers, etc.
  • Strong rapport building and persuading skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • At least two years’ experience of Major Donors fundraising.
  • Experience of crafting applications, thank you letters and reports for Major Donors.
  • Successful track record of achieving targets and growth in Major Donors fundraising.
  • Experience of researching Major Donors.
  • Good knowledge of Gift Aid rules.
  • Good knowledge of GDPR and data protection rules.

If you would like to receive a full job description for this role with details on how to apply, please contact Hannah Laking at Harris Hill:

Hannah Laking:                   | 020 7820 7331

  • Closing date for applications:              9am, Friday 14th June
  • Date of interview:                                   Tuesday 25th June in person

As leading charity recruitment specialists and a certified B Corp™, Harris Hill is committed to high and ever-improving standards of equitable and inclusive recruitment. We actively welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, sexuality and other protected characteristics.