Senior Fundraising Officer (Trusts and Major Donors)

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Dexter in his Wizzybug powered wheelchair in the park with his twin brother

Designability is recruiting for a Senior Fundraising Officer (Trusts and Major Donors)

Job Title: Senior Fundraising Officer (Trusts and Major Donors)

Location: Regular presence in Bath plus some remote working

Hours: 30 or 37.5 hrs/week (open to flexible working)

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £27,000-£29,000 FTE

About us

For over 50 years, Designability has designed and provided products that have enabled disabled people to live with greater independence. Our team of talented designers and engineers create innovative new products which have helped hundreds of thousands of people with their day to day challenges. We are best known now for Wizzybug, our powered wheelchair which helps young disabled children move and play independently for often the first time in their lives. Families loan one from us for free thanks to the generous support of our donors.

We create our innovative products by being experts in user-centred design – put simply, this means that it is disabled people who drive our innovation strategy, and it is their needs and views make our products unique.

We have ambitious plans for the future. We are in a strong financial position with healthy reserves, and have a forward plan for a significant new product innovation, and a partnership project which will have impact on the lives of millions of disabled people.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team providing innovative solutions which deliver greater choice for disabled people.

Who we are looking for

We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced fundraiser to join our team to develop and grow income from Charitable Trust and Major Donor income streams, through the development of new and existing relationships.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a fundraiser with proven experience in Trusts fundraising to join our dynamic team at an exciting time of growth across our charity; and to make a meaningful difference through our work supporting disabled people to live with greater independence.

You will have proven experience of:

  • Securing income from Trusts and Foundations, as well as individual Major Donors in a donor facing role.
  • Securing four to six figure gifts, and of building strong relationships with new and existing donors and prospects.
  • Producing compelling proposals, funding applications, reports and presentations as required to demonstrate a case for support or meet grant criteria.
  • Researching, identifying and successfully managing a new pipeline of donor prospects.

Senior Fundraising Officer (Trusts and Major Donors) - Job Description

How to apply

Closing date: Sunday 7th November 2021
First interviews: Thursday 11th / Friday 12th November 2021

We kindly request no contact from recruitment agencies. Thank you.

For an informal conversation about this role, please email Rebecca Goddard, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Designability on