Head of Legacy and In Memory Fundraising

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Closing date: Sunday 19 May 2024
Location: Crown Chambers, South Street, Andover SP10 2BN
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £47,000-£50,000 per year
Contract: Full-time
Interview date: Week commencing 3 June 2024

Want to work with a team that does something worthwhile? Our committed teams are proud to work together to Beat Macular Disease.

Macular disease is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK, with around 300 people diagnosed every day. The Macular Society is the only charity determined to beat the fear and isolation of macular disease with world class research, and the best advice and support.

To support people affected by macular disease now, the Macular Society provides a range of support, information and services. Our research programme is focused on finding new treatments and a cure to Beat Macular Disease forever.

Our Head of Legacy and In Memory Fundraising leads a small, dedicated and highly-skilled team. Working with the Associate Director of Fundraising and Marketing, the role is responsible for building and developing our vital legacy and in memory programme. The role includes the development of innovative and engaging marketing strategies – including recruitment and stewardship across legacies and in memory – investigating new audiences and channels and requires excellent budgetary management including detailed income forecasting.

With an ambitious approach and natural empathy, you will relish the opportunity to use your extensive knowledge of legacy based fundraising to increase income and optimise opportunities. If you lead by example to create a caring, approachable and supportive environment for all – by listening to each other and working together and enjoy driving through improvements to enable team to deliver, then we would love to hear from you.

In return, we provide a great working culture – we do something worthwhile and are proud to work together to Beat Macular Disease – as recognised by our inclusion in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023 list.

We offer flexible working options, 26 days annual leave, rising to 27 after one years’ service, the ability to buy or sell annual leave, supportive family policies, and 6% pension contribution.

We are passionate about treating people fairly and as equals, doing so is instinctive to us. To Beat Macular Disease for all we know we have work to do. That’s why we are keen to hear from people of all backgrounds who have the skills and experience we are looking for. We particularly encourage applications from people from under-represented groups, to help ensure what we do and how we do it is inclusive – for everyone.

For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Macular Society website: https://www.macularsociety.org/careers/vacancies/head-of-legacy-and-in-memory-fundraising/

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