Development Manager

£30000 - £40000 per annum
12 October 2018
09 November 2018
Isabella Cardy
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time
The Development Manager will be joining a high performing and committed fundraising team where your contribution can really make a difference

Client Details

Leading Children's Charity looking to grow the Major Gifts fundraising team by bringing in an excellent Development Manager



Raise an annual target in the region of £1 million for the Charity with a focus on securing donations of £10,000+ from major donors by initiating and developing long-term relationships between supporters and the Charity

Develop and implement informed solicitation and stewardship plans for a portfolio of donors and prospects across the range of fundraising priorities including individuals and charitable foundations both in the UK and internationally.

Support the ongoing communication and stewardship programme for major donors seeking out opportunities to actively promote the impact of Charity's work to past supporters and inspire future involvement.

Work with the Grants team and other colleagues to identify and translate project information into compelling major donor fundraising and stewardship materials.

Work closely with the team's Fundraising Researchers to help identify and bring new prospects to the attention of the team and ensure due diligence processes are followed.

Contribute to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the MGF team by:

Contributing to annual planning and reporting processes

Maintaining written and electronic records of donors, in line with legislation

Reporting against income and ensuring high standards of accountability

Securing income against existing pledges

Undertaking your own administration

Work towards a fully integrated fundraising charity in collaboration with the other members of the MGF team and other fundraising teams.


Minimum of two years' experience of major gift fundraising with an excellent track record of initiating new relationships, securing gifts in excess of £10,000 and managing long-term philanthropic support

Excellent verbal communicator with great interpersonal skills: flexing to suit different audiences, open and approachable, able to build rapport with colleagues, donors and volunteers

Strong written skills across a variety of media and formats with the ability to adapt communications effectively to suit a range of donors

A professional solutions-focused approach to making effective decisions, applying critical thinking to weigh up risks and challenges

Enterprising 'can do' attitude with the ability to react quickly and flexibly in order to adapt to change or capitalise on new opportunities

Excellent IT Skills - Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Commitment to personal learning, development and improvement in pursuit of team and personal objectives and to the Charity's values

Job Offer

Permanent opportunity

Competitive Salary

Central London offices

Case studies and opportunity to support ill children and their families

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