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Senior Development Lead (Major Giving)

Are you looking for a new senior challenge in High Value Fundraising? Harris Hill are working exclusively with a brilliant programme affiliated with the University of Oxford in their search for a new Senior Development Lead.

This vital role reports to the Director of Advancement and Engagement, International, and plays a key role in the management of the mid-level fundraising prospect pipeline with the aim of proactively developing and implementing effective fundraising strategies to secure major gifts.

The candidate will be proactive, result oriented, self-motivated with a strong drive towards getting out in the field, developing purposeful and effective relationships with potential donors. The post holder will be expected to spend the greater part of her/his/ their time identifying, meeting and cultivating current and many more new prospective donors primarily in the United Kingdom.

The post holder will manage a portfolio of 80-100 major gifts prospects. The post holder will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of potential donors, typically in the range of £10,000-£1,000,000.

To apply for this role:

  • Significant fundraising experience (ideally 5 years' or more) with a strong track records of identifying, cultivating, soliciting 5-7 figure donations and successfully closing multiple gifts during a financial year
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate across a broad range of cultural, educational and social backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of current fundraising methods, best practices, and fundraising tools/technologies (knowledge and experience of Salesforce or other databases would be ideal)



If you would like to have a chat to learn more about this role and to receive a full job description please contact Hannah at Harris Hill on Hannah.laking@harrishill.co.uk or call her on 02078207331.

The role closes on Wednesday the 25th of May in the morning so please send your CV ASAP to Hannah at Harris Hill.

Salary is circa £45,000 - £65,000

Harris Hill Charity Recruitment Specialists operates an equal opportunity policy and commits to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.