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Senior Philanthropy Officer

Permanent, Full Time
£28,000 to £31,000 per annum
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An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic fundraiser to take their next step in their career with a leading international animal charity. As Senior Philanthropy Officer, you will be responsible for implementing and enhancing an established and reputable major donor programme and help develop a new corporate fundraising programme.

The charity
You will be joining a motivated, friendly and successful fundraising team at an ambitious charity which has a long and rich history of protecting animals.

Main Duties
To maintain current relationship with major donors, focusing on the top tier, and develop new relationships through providing exemplary stewardship and supporter care to meet, and exceed, expectations though specific feedback reports, mailings, phone calls and face to face meetings.
To develop and manage the major donor direct marketing programme, including briefing, sourcing information, writing (major donor appeals are written in-house), data selection, print management, and a thanking suite.
To develop and manage the major donor stewardship programme, which will entail researching donors, producing a communications plan and annual events programme to cultivate relationships.
To help develop the new corporate programme.
To line manage the Philanthropy Executive and oversee the major donor teams research function.

The candidate
Strong experience of major donor fundraising, and knowledge of the principles of fundraising and achieving/exceeding high targets.
Demonstrable track record of achieving and exceeding income targets
Experience of writing persuasive and engaging appeals and proposals
Experience of building strong and effective relationships with donors, potential supporters and a diverse range of people at all levels of seniority
Experience of researching individuals/corporates and matching their interests to the most suitable projects to build a long-term relationship
Experience of working with databases, preferably Raisers Edge, and setting up/following procedures.

Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you havent been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful and your details will not be held further but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future. We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest.

Third Solutions encourages applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Third Solutions acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003.

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