Development Manager - Major Gifts

Closing date: 16 May 2021
Fundraising Management General/Other Major Donor
  • Salary £38,000 - £45,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience
  • Location Kew, Greater London
  • Job Type Contract, Full-time
  • Sectors Environment
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We are seeking an experienced and driven Major Gifts fundraiser to join our Development Team on a maternity cover 12-month fixed term contract.  You will need a strong track record of developing and maintaining successful one-to-one relationships with individual high net worth donors and a demonstrable record of meeting challenging financial targets. 

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) is a leading plant science institute, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and major visitor attraction. Our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of all life on Earth.

We are working to end the unprecedented extinction crisis and to help create a world where nature is protected, valued by all and managed sustainably. We will achieve these goals by drawing on our leading scientific research, unrivalled collections of plants and fungi, global network of partners, inspirational gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, and our 260 years of history.

Join us on our journey as protectors of the world’s plants and fungi. 

This is an exciting opportunity for you to be responsible for building relationships with a strong portfolio of major donors to enable Kew to deliver its ambitious strategic objectives. You will have a strong understanding of effective major-gift fundraising techniques, the motivations for high net-worth individuals, excellent analytical skills and judgement combined with a highly professional and diplomatic approach.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will be a strong communicator with the ability to prioritise tasks and work calmly under pressure to meet multiple deadlines.

Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for more information and to apply.

Closing Date: 16/05/2021

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.