Charity People are delighted to be working with the RSPCA to help build their Major Donor Team. As the charity approaches their 200th anniversary, the Major Donor team is growing, and we have two fantastic opportunities for experienced and ambitious Major Donor Leads to be part of this new era in fundraising at RSPCA. With its flexible, family- and dog-friendly culture, this is the perfect opportunity for anyone with excellent relationship fundraising experience to make a significant impact on improving animal welfare.
Job title: Major Donor Lead x 2
Reporting to: Head of Major Donor
Location: Hybrid – at home, London office (Southwark), South East office (Southwater, West Sussex)
Hours: 35 hours per week
Benefits: 25 days annual leave (plus Society day at Christmas), up to 12% employer pension contributions, enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental, adoption leave and pay, enhanced sick pay, flexible working, and dog friendly offices.
The RSPCA is the UK’s oldest animal welfare charity and the first to introduce a law to protect animals. They work hard to ensure that all animals are free from pain and suffering – and live a good life. Through their campaigns the RSPCA raises standards of care, and awareness of issues affecting animals today.
As Major Donor Lead, you will play a vital role in ensuring the RSPCA continues to protect animals on farms, in labs, in the wild, in paddocks or our homes. Following a period of change, the team is now growing, with the systems and processes in place to ensure future major donor fundraising success.
You will build a strong and sustainable major donor prospect pipeline. Leading the RSPCA’s new business development from high net worth (£50K+) individuals and charitable trusts, identifying warm and cold prospects, attracting six and seven figure gifts in support of the Society’s strategic goals for animal welfare.
If you have personal experience of securing gifts of £1m+ and working with senior influencers and prospect researchers to generate and qualify major donor leads then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
You’ll be an exceptional communicator and an ambitious self-starter with experience of managing a diverse portfolio of prospects, including complex relationships with individuals and trusts and foundations. You’ll have a successful track record of building enduring relationships and developing committed major donor supporters. You’ll enjoy new business development and be passionate about the potential impact your work will have.
If you’re as excited about this opportunity as we are, then please get in touch with Katharine or Emma at Charity People with a copy of your CV. If your profile fits what we’re looking for, we’ll be in touch with lots more details and to arrange a phone or video call.
Please note that we are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so get in touch straight away if you are interested in exploring this exciting opportunity.
We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability, and potential. Please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help ensure the application process works for you.
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