Major Gifts Manager | ActionAid UK

Major Gifts Manager

ActionAid are recruiting for a Major Gifts Manager to initiate, build and manage relationships with a portfolio of existing and prospective philanthropic supporters.

Our dedicated local staff are changing the world with women and girls. We are ending violence and fighting poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.

ActionAid are recruiting for a Major Gifts Manager to initiate, build and manage relationships with a portfolio of existing and prospective philanthropic supporters, who are typically able to give between £5,000 - £50,000 per annum or more.

This role has a particular focus on generating new support (from potential supporters), in order to secure long term, substantial financial support for ActionAid UK.

We will look to our Major Gifts Manager to develop individual cultivation strategies, by working closely with the research and programme information team. You will also be responsible for ensuring that we provide the best possible supporter experience.

You will help develop written and verbal communications that raise awareness and inspire existing and prospective donors to engage with and support our work, specifically through co-financing, seasonal appeals and emergencies.

You will set standards and ensure we deliver high quality requests for support, that meet donor information needs as well as oversee ongoing stakeholder communications and cultivation and stewardship events.

You must have a proven ability to achieve financial targets and a track record of securing major gifts/grants (including at a five-figure level or above) from philanthropic supporters and have a track record in strong relationship management/account management.

With exceptional interpersonal and negotiating skills, you are an accomplished communicator who is adept at developing persuasive and innovative proposals.

Effective at building relationships at a senior level, you are a natural networker who thinks creatively, is skilled at managing an extensive prospect pipeline and used to closing fundraising opportunities.

If you have proven experience of working collaboratively and are target driven, with the ability to originate, introduce and be open to new practices, concepts and ideas, to continuously improve, this may be the role for you.

Interviews will be held on the 18th and the 21st of October 2019.

ActionAid is passionate about supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, including the possibility of a job share for this role, there will be space to do so during the interview process.

ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working. We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants.  

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About the job

  • Closing date
    15 October 2019

  • Job location
    Central London

  • Salary
    £35,013 - £36,072 per annum

  • Contract type
    Permanent - Full Time


    • Work-life balance
    • Flexible working, core hours
    • Generous annual leave
    • Extra 5-day annual holiday purchase
    • Pension contributions
    • Employer-paid life assurance
    • Travel
    • Interest-free season ticket loans
    • Tax-free Bike2Work scheme
    • Health
    • Reimbursement for eye tests and glasses
    • Enhanced maternity leave
    • Enhanced paternity leave

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