Polly Symondson Recruitment | 000141
Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Specialist Regional Recruitment for the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, UK
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Job Number 000141

Job Title: Senior Major Donor Executive
Charity: St John’s Hospice
Salary: £36k – £38k
Contract: full time (37.5hrs)
Location: Office based/hybrid
Closing Date: 25th May


St John’s Hospice has been at the forefront of care since 1984, providing comfort to all those with life-limiting illnesses, as well as their families and loved ones. Located within the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, we focus on giving every patient the best quality of life, for as long as possible. Our specialist services work across seven North London boroughs. In total, we support over 4,500 patients each year.

Our team includes not just specialist doctors and nurses but social workers, physiotherapists, occupational and complementary therapists. These dedicated professionals provide outstanding care that is tailored to the needs and circumstances of each individual, their families and carers.

Our core belief is that every person is entitled to live their life in the way that they want to for as long as possible and be treated with dignity, empathy and respect.

Job Purpose

To work within the partnerships team, managing a portfolio of Major and Mid-level Donors to deliver significant sources of income for key Hospice services and projects, capital projects and unrestricted funds.

They will provide relationship management of major donors, bid writing and database compliance.

Responsibilities of the Post

Key Tasks

Work closely with the Senior Partnerships Manager and the Director of Fundraising to develop major Donor and mid-Level strategies, implement and ensure continual progression.

Manage a portfolio of major donors, leading on the development of respective individual communication plans and strategies to uplift donors.

Manage the mid-level programme, working with the Senior Fundraising Partnerships Manager and Marketing and Communications Manager to develop a communication strategy.

Research, evaluate and identify potential new major donors within our supporter base and externally, leading on the development of stewardship plans.

Ensure proactive growth of major donor and mid-level fundraising with a view to retaining engagement through a targeted, supporter focused approach to stewardship.

Work with colleagues within the fundraising team to proactively maximise opportunities from other income streams.

Ensure income maximisation through Gift Aid and tax effective giving, where applicable.

Monitor potential opportunities and risks and ensure internal and relevant external audiences are aware of both.

Ensure the team work to the Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Practice, GDPR and provide an excellent standard of supporter care.

Ensure all processes are followed including the production of individual donor profiles and development plans, solicitation and reporting schedules, regular relationship audits, methodised prospect research and data cleansing.

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