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Major Donor Fundraiser
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
  • Salary £33,842 to £35,833 pa + £4105 London Weighting Allowance
  • Location City of London, London, Greater London
  • Job Type Permanent
  • Category Fundraising , Major Donor
  • Sectors Disability
  • Job Reference : 0000026142

Job Description

Vacancy Details

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Kings Cross, London or Burghfield Common, Reading.

Hours: 35 hours per week

Working pattern: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Interview dates: To be confirmed.

We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.

Guide Dogs’ ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support to live their lives to the full. We are recruiting for a Major Donor Fundraising within our Philanthropy and Partnership team to help us work towards to our ambition at this exciting time.

The core purpose of this role is to secure significant gifts of £10k and higher from major donors to fund our vital service growth. As part of this role, you will achieve prospect cultivation, develop prospect plans, stewardship and collaborative working.  

In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below.

Requirements include;

  • Self-motivated and proactive, results-driven
  • Strong communication skills and excellent networking skills especially with High Networth Individuals
  • Proven ability in major gift fundraising including experience of donor management, establishing new networks
  • Demonstrable knowledge of major donor fundraising techniques.

For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below.

How to apply: Applications can be made using the online application form.

Working at Guide Dogs

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.

We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.

As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.


Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.


Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.