The Poppy Factory

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.

Building on our success in trust and foundation fundraising, development of an events and corporate partnerships programme and an increase in the number of visitors touring our factory in Richmond on Thames, our task now is to grow sustainable, unrestricted income and to diversify our fundraising portfolio to ensure stability and security for the future.

Working closely with the Head of Fundraising, you will take a leadership role within the fundraising team and be responsible for development and implementation of 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.

A talented and experienced fundraiser you will have 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.   The salary is £40,000 per annum with excellent terms of employment.

Further particulars for the post can be downloaded from

Applications including CV and cover letter addressed to Liz George, Head of Fundraising should be sent to  to be received by

5.30 pm on Monday, 13 February 2017.

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