SSAFA – Senior Major Gifts Officer


Salary: £32,000 per annum

Location: London, with flexibility to work remotely

Closing date: 5 December

Job Description

About the role

As the Senior Major Giving Officer within the Major Giving team you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of relationships with individual major donors. This will involve the implementing and enhancing of the major donor pipeline and seeking opportunities for new support. This role has evolved over recent years, and you will be joining at an exciting time of expansion of and investment in SSAFA’s major donor activities, during which you will be able to express all your experience to date as well as launch a number of new innovative plans.

About the team

The Major Giving Team is a small welcoming and diverse group of individuals who are keen to learn from others, as well as share their insight and experience. Your work will cross-pollinate with other colleagues in the team who work across major donors, trusts and foundations, and statutory funders. You’ll also collaborate with other teams who meet the needs of our corporate, events, commercial, individual and legacy supporters.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have a clear understanding of major donor fundraising and have experience of communicating a charity message at all levels. You will have a clear interest in the development of relationships and seeking to new opportunities.

Working directly with the Major Gifts Manager and collaboratively with the Major Giving Team and wider Fundraising team from time to time. The role is key to the success of the increase in the income within the team and the need to work independently and be a self-motivator is important.


SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing practical, emotional, and financial support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts or are still currently serving, and their families.

SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA

SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.

SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.

Further information about the role

Download a copy of the Job description here.

Review the benefits on offer at SSAFA here.

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Sophie Egan, Major Gifts Manager on for an informal discussion.

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.

How to apply

Follow the instructions here to begin your application.

Closing date: Midnight on 5 December 2021

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