Job was saved successfully.
Job was removed from Saved Jobs.

Major Gift and Legacy Manager

£32,000 – £32,000 yearly



Last Updated: 7/21/22

Job Description

Major Gift and Legacy Manager
Leatherhead, Surrey

The Company

Perennial is a charity dedicated to helping people in horticulture. Together with our network of partners, we provide free support, information, advice, financial assistance and services for horticulturalists and their loved ones experiencing illness, disability, bereavement, family breakdown and financial difficulties.

We have a real focus on improving the health and well-being outcomes of people working in horticulture and have an ambitious preventative strategy to create better futures for people working in horticulture.

We are now looking for a Major Gift and Legacy Manager, to join our team on a permanent, full-time basis.

The Benefits

- Salary of circa £32,000 per annum dependent on experience
- 25 days’ holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays (pro rata) increasing with long service
- Pension
- Sickness pay
- Buy extra leave
- Time off for dependents

This is an exceptional opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic fundraising professional with great donor management skills to help us develop the income we need to ensure our charitable work goes from strength to strength.

In this highly rewarding role, you will have the opportunity to showcase your fundraising talents whilst increasing your professional network and taking ownership of a major donor pipeline.

So, if you’re looking for the opportunity to achieve your professional goals, whilst taking on a highly rewarding and engaging role, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

The Role

As the Major Gift and Legacy Manager, you will be responsible for managing and expanding our portfolio of major donors, as well as overseeing and developing long term income.

Utilising our Fellowship programme and our legacy and marketing events, you will manage the donor pipeline to convert leads into major donors, whilst providing excellent stewardship to current major donors.

You will utilise data and analysis to develop an annual strategic plan for major donor fundraising and legacy marketing whilst developing a programme of, and hosting, high-quality events.

Working closely with the marketing team, you will seek to increase our potential donor base by producing a compelling marketing campaign that utilises high quality messaging and collateral.

This job involves some manual handling, for example cardboard boxes of stock, leaflets, deliveries, pull up banners, and similar materials for shows etc.

About You

To be considered as a Major Gift and Legacy Manager, you will need:

- Demonstrable experience of donor relationship management to raise gifting and meet agreed targets
- The proven ability to manage a portfolio of donors and prospects
- A demonstrable track record of achieving targets
- Demonstrable entrepreneurial flair and the ability to manage budgets and financial records
- Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to present in a compelling and empathetic manner
- Excellent literacy and numeracy skills
- A full, valid driving licence

Ideally, you will have experience of using databases and an interest in gardening and horticulture. Access to your own vehicle would also be highly beneficial.

Please note, this position will require a flexible attitude to work including the ability to work some evenings and weekends, as well as travelling across the UK.

The closing date for this role is 5th September 2022 with interviews expected to be held on 13th September 2022. We may close the role early if we receive sufficient applications.

Other organisations may call this role Fundraising and Development Manager, Senior Development Manager, Fundraising Manager, Partnerships Manager, or Major Donor Development Manager.

Webrecruit and Perennial are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you can contribute to our continued success as our Major Donor and Legacy Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Company Details

Leatherhead, Surrey, United Kingdom
About Perennial The Gardeners’ Benevolent Institution (now Perennial) was founded on 17 January 1839 at an annual dinner for ‘nurserymen, florists and amateurs’, held in the Crown and  Anchor Tavern, just off the Strand on Arundel Street, London. The pub no longer stands  (now offices) but is a venue with a long history of hosting public and political meetings,  p...