Combat Stress

Combat Stress – Senior Major Gifts Officer


Based at our Head Office in Leatherhead, KT22 0BX

Status:         Permanent

Salary:         Band 6, £37,052 – £44,761, per annum, dependent on experience, plus 5% Outer London Fringe Allowance

Hours:         Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 16:30, hybrid working, 2 days in office, 3 days at home.

About Us:

Combat Stress is the UK’s leading mental health charity for veterans. For over a century we’ve been helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today we provide specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict, focusing on those with complex mental health issues related to their military service. We provide a range of community, outpatient and residential mental health services to veterans with complex mental health problems. We provide services in-person, and via phone and online.

About the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Major Gifts Officer to join our growing Major Gifts team. You will be responsible for securing significant gifts of £5,000 and higher from major donors and take responsibility for the Benefactor giving programme, and build a sustainable revenue ‘pipeline’ of supporters.

Working in an upbeat and dynamic fundraising department, you will report to the Major Gifts Manager as the charity launches a programme of exciting activity to celebrate its centenary.

In this challenging role, you will cultivate, steward, and where possible develop the donors in your portfolio, moving them along the Major Gifts pipeline. You will also work with the Events team to deliver special events for both cultivation and stewardship purposes, and you will ensure that all research undertaken by the Major Gifts team is accurate and of a high standard.

To be successful you will need to demonstrate proven success in raising five figure gifts from Major Donors and proven experience of experience of managing a portfolio of supporters.

This role is subject to a DBS check.

As a healthcare environment, and for the health and wellbeing of our staff, veterans and visitors, we encourage everyone at Combat Stress especially professionals that are veteran facing  to take up the offer to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19

What we offer:

You will work within a reputable charity that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our veterans, that has a fantastic cause and a committed follower base.


  •         27 days paid holiday plus bank holidays. After 5 years continuous service, this will increase to 30 days paid holiday plus bank holidays and after 10 years continuous service, this will increase to 33 days paid holiday plus bank holidays
  •          Competitive stakeholder pension scheme – contributions matched up to 11% of salary
  •          Discount shopping vouchers
  •          Cycle to work scheme
  •          Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  •         Flexible working
  •         Access to Blue Light Card scheme
  •         Death in Service Scheme

Plus many more.

How to apply:

To apply, please upload a CV and covering letter on our recruitment portal here.

For further information about the role please contact Amanda Crofts, Head of Major Gifts on

Job Description

Person Specification

Closing date:         12 July 2024

Interview date:         TBC

Please note, we reserve the right to close this advert early, should we receive a sufficient amount of applicants

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All of the information you provide during the process will only be used for the purpose of progressing your application, or to fulfill legal or statutory requirements if necessary.

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We do not collect more information than we need to fulfill our recruitment process and will not retain it for longer than is necessary.

Applications sent speculatively will be retained for a maximum period of six months, unless you contact us and ask us to delete your application sooner.

To read Combat Stress’ Privacy Policy please see our website

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