Mental health charity | Homebased/Ewell | £45,000 to £48,000 | Full time, permanent
About the charity/role
This role will lead on the development and implementation of the major donor fundraising programme to increase income from HNWIs, in support of the charity’s vision to reduce death by suicide.
- Lead the development of the major donor programme to enable step change and continued growth and sustainability
- Develop and refine prospect identification and research process
- Lead on all major donor acquisition, cultivation and stewardship programmes, working where required directly with the Senior Leadership Group and Income Heads of Teams
- Work closely with the AD for Business Development in setting, monitoring and reporting on annual income and expenditure targets.
- Line manage the Philanthropy Officer, identifying learning and development opportunities
- Manages a clear set of KPIs that ensure growth of the programme as well as develop yearly operational plans needed to achieve annual income targets
- Work closely with other income functions to ensure an integrated approach and involvement in keys projects or campaigns
- Champion and own the donor experience and use insight for continuous improvement of donor journeys, creating advocates in the process
- Clearly communicate the complexity of suicide prevention and the services provided by the charity, inspiring urgency and support from major donors
- Strong track record of soliciting 5-and 6-figure gifts from major donors
- Experience of successfully managing the major donor process from prospecting to cultivation and stewardship
- Proven track record and experience of building, developing and managing key relationships at the highest level
- Experience of strategic planning, budgetary control and working to financial targets
- Good leaderships skills with a track record of developing others and establishing team tempo and culture
- Excellent stakeholder relationship management both internally and externally
- Capable of understanding and implementing wider or associated organisational strategies and translating into the major donors space
- Highly sophisticated communications skills, verbal and written, able to engage donors with case for support, build rapport easily, read subtlety and nuance
This role will be based remotely to begin with, returning flexibly to the Ewell office 2-3 time per week when restrictions allow.
The deadline for application with CV and cover letter is 1 February, with first stage interviews taking place remotely w/c 8 February. Final stages will begin w/c 15 February.