Senior Fundraiser - Individual Giving

Closed: 03 December 2023
Fundraising Management General/Other

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  • Salary £45,790 + Excellent Benefits
  • Location London, Greater London (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Education
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We are looking for a Senior Fundraiser, Individual Giving to join the Development team.

The role

Do you have a track record of securing 5-figure + gifts through face-to face cultivation and are you familiar with fundraising relationship management and planning systems? Do you want to work within a high performing, supportive, and ambitious team at an organisation seeking to tackle humanity’s greatest challenges?

Reporting to the Head of Fundraising the Senior Fundraiser, Individual Giving will work closely with the Head of Fundraising, the Director of Development and the Academy’s senior leadership to generate major gifts for the Academy’s Prince Philip Fund enabling the Academy to successfully deliver its fundraising campaign.

You will identify, cultivate, and solicit major gifts from philanthropists, including the Academy’s Fellows, to generate long-term sustainable income and meet immediate needs.

Who are we?

The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone. In collaboration with our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation, and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public. Together we’re working to tackle the greatest challenges of our age.

With a diverse workforce and an inclusive and supportive culture, we look to attract candidates from wide and different backgrounds who have a passion for the role engineering plays in society. Our aim is to make the Academy the best place to work for the staff we have and those we seek to attract.

Why work for the Royal Academy of Engineering?

We’re looking for people who are driven to make the world a better place. If you’re passionate about what you do and want to work collaboratively with talented colleagues to make change happen now and for future generations, we want you to get in touch.

This is the perfect time to join us. We have a dynamic, visionary CEO, a strong leadership team and an ambitious and exciting strategy. The value we bring as experts in our field and change agents is highly recognised and makes the Academy a motivating place to be. Our work today builds on a long, proud history with a focused and ambitious future which we’d love you to be part of.

We are looking for talented people who want to make a difference, to join our team – is this you?

Company Benefits

The Academy offers a fantastic package of additional benefits including:

  • BUPA cash plan
  • Private medical insurance
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Independent Financial Advice
  • Non-contributory pension scheme with 10% employer contribution
  • Life Assurance, 4x annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing programmes
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Wellbeing days and office wide Christmas leave
  • Significant investment into your personal and professional development
  • Regular social activities
  • Subsidised restaurant


Our light, spacious offices are based in a fantastic location in central London with views over St James’s Park and close to the West End. We operate hybrid, flexible working practices with a baseline 2 days a week in the office.

How to apply/Interview process

To find out more and to apply, please visit our website. As part of your application, you will be asked to upload a CV and a supporting statement explaining your interest in this role and how you fit the experience, knowledge, and skills profile.

Closing date: 3 December 2023.

Interview date: w/c 11 December 2023 (in-person/virtually).