Blind Veterans UK – Senior Manager Major Gift Fundraising & Special Projects (London)


£46,000 per annum
35 hours per week

Blind Veterans UK is the national charity helping blind ex-service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives.  We offer blind veterans access to the highest quality of services to help them discover life beyond sight loss.

Over the next five years, we aim to increase the number of veterans we help and to make our services even better for our beneficiaries.  So, we need to raise more money to fund our plans.

We have an exciting opportunity for an innovative and resourceful individual to join our Philanthropy and Partnerships team based at our headquarters in Marylebone, London.  The team focuses on securing transformational donations from HNWIs, Trusts and Companies.  This role focuses on securing support from HNWIs.  The special projects aspect of the role relates to annual activities that offer an opportunity to develop relationships with the target audience.

We are looking for an experienced individual with a sound track record in the following areas:

  • Identifying prospects with the capacity and propensity to support
  • Developing and implementing cultivation and solicitation strategies
  • Managing a portfolio of current as well as prospective major donors, and pledges
  • Planning and driving peer to peer fundraising
  • Organising cultivation and solicitation events
  • Delivering against a personal target and team targets

The successful candidate will also have some people management experience and will be well versed in major gift fundraising processes.

In return for your talent, we offer competitive conditions of service and a conducive environment to excel.

For more information on about the role, please visit our website at: .

To apply, please send your up to date CV and Supporting Statement of not more than 500 words to outlining how your knowledge, skills and experience meet the person specification.

Closing Date: Monday 19 March 2018 at 23:59hrs

Interview date: Week commencing 26 March 2018

Please note only applicants who submit a CV with a supporting statement will be considered.

Should we receive a high volume of interest, we may close applications for this vacancy before the deadline so you are advised to express your interest as soon as possible

Due to the high number of enquiries and applications we receive for our vacancies we don’t acknowledge each one – if you haven’t heard from us within a week of the closing date, please assume that we won’t be inviting you for an interview. You are, of course, welcome to try again if a suitable post comes up. We are unable to provide feedback to candidates not shortlisted for interview.

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