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Major Donor Fundraiser at Tall Ships Youth Trust

  • Location: Portsmouth, Hybrid working (1-2 days working in the office per week) 
  • Salary: £25000
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 20 days ago

  • Contact: Katherine Anderson-Scott
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01962 813300
  • Expiry Date: 21 August 2022
  • Job Ref: JO3127

We are working in partnership with Tall Ships Youth Trust, the UK’s oldest and largest youth development sail training charity. Their voyages bring together a complete cross-section of young people to work and live in a unique, physically and mentally challenging sea-going environment that enables them to develop the life skills, social skills, confidence and self-esteem needed to realise their true potential and make positive life choices.

 They are now seeking a Major Donor Fundraiser with experience of cultivating gifts of £5k+ in value. The postholder will build a sustainable donor pipeline and secure gifts from major donors, primarily new donors. There are also a small number of existing donors to be stewarded as the portfolio builds. The postholder will be accountable for agreed targets around the number of new leads generated, management of existing leads, number of asks and ultimately income.

 This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly and welcoming team, all motivated by the charity’s aim of giving young people from disadvantaged backgrounds life-changing experiences at sea.

 The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in/exposure to major donor fundraising.

  • Experience of working in a philanthropic environment/fundraising team.

  • Success of securing significant donations from new and existing prospects, through a managed pipeline with timed asks.

  • Ability to identify and engage new donors, through multiple channels including digital, virtual, and cultivation events.

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.Experience of using a CRM database.

We are looking for a pro-active self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to build nuanced and personal relationships with donors and families, able to deliver high standard presentation skills, and work autonomously.

For more information, please contact Katherine Anderson-Scott, Senior Consultant, Charisma Charity Recruitment. Your application should be submitted through the Charisma website and include your CV and supporting statement.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.

Closing date for applications:14 August 2022

However, applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply without delay to avoid disappointment.