Head of Major Gifts

Closed: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Campaigning Fundraising Individual Giving

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  • Salary £50,000 - £55,000 per year
  • Location Rochester, Medway (On-site)
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Health, Medical
  • Job Reference : REF-212126

The Head of Major Gifts is a new role in a growing team and will play a crucial role in the development of KSS' income from high-net-worth individuals. This exciting role will build on the foundations we have built over the last two years, where we have secured over £1M from major donors and will create our Major Gifts programme going forward.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop a major giving strategy and programme to continue the growth of this new income stream. 
  • Initiate, build, increase, and manage relationships with a portfolio of existing and prospective philanthropists who can give donations in excess of £10,000.
  • Grow the major donor pipeline by identifying high-net-worth prospects, utilising support from the Philanthropy Coordinator, stakeholder mapping and database wealth screening.
  • Develop compelling communications and proposals based around the donor's interests and motivations and make powerful asks that inspire gifts.
  • Plan and deliver a range of cultivation and acquisition events (with the support from the Events Team), and other creative ways to engage existing high value donors and prospects.
  • Lead on the delivery of a Giving Club
  • Encourage loyalty, engagement and repeat gifts through providing excellent relationship management.
  • Develop personalised action plans to engage prospects and donors and solicit gifts.
  • Track progress of relationships, using prospect management tools
  • Develop relationships with our Service Delivery Team and build a sound understanding of our operations to support visits, tours and donor communications.

About you:

  • Substantial experience in a senior-level philanthropy role
  • Experience in building a major donor programme.
  • Experience in initiating, managing, and developing donor and prospect relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to create and clearly convey complex ideas in a compelling and persuasive style.
  • Ambitious, innovative and target driven.

About KSS:

We are Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS), and we fight every day to save lives. We are Team KSS, a close-knit team of dedicated, skilled, sector-leading experts with an incredible level of expertise. We are passionate about what we do which drives us to always deliver our very best.

We’re driven by our purpose of saving lives and ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients. Last year alone we responded to over 3,000 incidents. We are fearless and tireless in fighting to save every life.

Our charity headquarters and forward operating base are located at Rochester Airport, with our aircraft hangar and maintained at Redhill Aerodrome. When the call comes, we can reach any part of Kent, Surrey, or Sussex in under 30 minutes.

Additional Information:

The closing date for this role is the 26th of March 2024. However, the role may close prior to this date if a suitable candidate is found.

Location: Rochester Airport, Kent

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Salary: £50,000-£55,000

Benefits: 33 days annual leave rising with service Occupational/Enhanced Sick Pay Enhanced Parental Leave Access to the Blue Light Card and Blue Light Events Access to the Wellbeing Hub Money Purchase Pension Scheme Group Life Assurance Cover Group Income Protection Cover Critical Illness Cover Employee Assistance Programmes Hybrid working Development opportunities

Closing date: 26-03-2024

You may also have experience in the following: Head of Major Giving, Charities, Head of Fundraising, Not For Profit, Fundraiser, Major Giving, Philanthropy Manager, Donor Manager, Third Sector, Charity, Donor Management, Committee Manager, Corporate Fundraising, Major Gift Management etc.

REF-212 126