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Major Donor Officer
Plan International UK

Job Description

Plan International UK strives to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Philanthropic Partnerships team is specifically responsible for all trust, foundation and major donor relationships and income. It is an energetic, ambitious and friendly team; having increased annual revenue from £1.5m in 2012 to £3m in 2017. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to join us as Major Donor Officer and take on a new challenge in a fast-paced, growing team.

In the role you will contribute to sustaining and increasing income from individuals, working to a six-figure income target. This will include independently managing a portfolio of existing donors and delivering excellent account management and stewardship. A significant part of your role will focus on identifying, researching and engaging new prospects, and you will also be responsible for delivering and supporting on a range of cultivation and stewardship events.

To succeed in the role you will need to have face-to-face major donor experience in addition to a proven track record of meeting financial targets and soliciting five-figure gifts from existing donors and prospects. You will enjoy the challenge of a busy team, using your solid organisational skills to manage a portfolio of diverse and strategic partnerships. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, good budgeting and financial management skills and have experience of organising and supporting events.

The deadline for applications is 9:00am on Wednesday 18 July 2018

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 25 July 2018

Due to the nature of our work with children, we follow rigorous child protection policies and procedures in our recruitment process. As a result, some of our roles are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from joining us as an employee or volunteer; this will depend on the circumstances of any offences.