The Poppy Factory – Major Gifts Fundraising Manager


£40,000 per annum plus benefits
Full time, 37.5 hours per week, Richmond, Surrey

The Poppy Factory is the UKs leading employment charity providing specialist employment support to Veterans who are wounded, injured or sick. This is an exciting period of expansion as we move into the next phase of our veterans’ employability strategy, launch a new model for service delivery and begin working towards our centenary in 2022.

Our fundraising team has achieved great success in trust and foundation fundraising, development of an events and corporate partnerships programme and increased the number of visitors touring our factory in Richmond on Thames.  The next objective is to grow sustainable, unrestricted income and to diversify our fundraising portfolio to ensure stability and security for the future.

This is a new position, working closely with the Head of Fundraising, you will line manage the Individual Giving and Legacy Fundraiser and take a leadership role within the fundraising team with responsibility for developing and implementing a major donor strategy. This strategy will build on the potential from existing warm relationships with high net worth individuals, to deliver income over multi-year planned giving programmes.

You will be a talented and experienced fundraiser with a proven track record of achievement in major donor fundraising, management experience, excellent communication, networking and influencing skills and experience in developing and delivering exceptional donor stewardship programmes.

The post is full-time, 37.5 hours a week, based at The Poppy Factory in Richmond, Surrey.   Salary is £40,000 per annum with excellent terms of employment.

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Application including CV and cover letter addressed to Liz George, Head of Fundraising should be sent to by 5.30 pm, Monday, 20 March 2017

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