Major Gifts and Legacies Manager

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circa £40,000 per annum
12 Jul 2021
04 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Selwyn College wishes to appoint an ambitious and experienced fundraiser to join us in the new role as Major Gifts and Legacies Manager.

Major Gifts and Legacies Manager
Salary: Circa £40,000 per annum
Hours: Full-time (35 hours/5 days per week), flexible hours
Contract Type: Permanent, subject to 6 months’ probation


Reporting to the Development Director, you will be an important part of a small but dynamic team delivering on some of the College’s significant fundraising priorities.

To be successful in this role you will have experience of individual giving programmes and be looking to develop your face to face fundraising skills.  This is a role that has medium to longer term relationship building at its heart and will require the confidence to meet with donors and potential donors on a one to one basis, in person and online, socially and in focussed meetings.  To achieve this, the role will require a willingness to participate fully in the events programme organised by the department, travel throughout the UK and occasionally internationally. 

You will have proven experience of fundraising and be able to demonstrate an entrepreneurial flair for managing supporter journeys; identifying prospects, following leads through to establishing relationships and, ultimately, soliciting gifts or pledges. You will have a sound knowledge of fundraising regulations, GDPR and data protection matters - and an awareness of the HE regular giving landscape.

This position is an exciting opportunity for someone who can balance the need to deliver income in the short term with an understanding of the importance of longer term cultivation and relationship building, often over several years.

There is the opportunity for salary progression through performance-based increments. In addition, the College offers excellent benefits including an occupational pension scheme and free meals.

Selwyn College is home to students of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We are proud of our diversity. We therefore welcome staff whatever their protected characteristics, and we are keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

Closing Date:  4th August 2021
Interview:  Week commencing 9th August 2021


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply' button. You will be directed to our website for more details about the role and how to apply.

No agencies please.