Senior Development Manager
Posted 5 months ago - Expired 4 months ago

Yorkshire & Humber,
Permanent Full Time
£31000 to £36000
2 Applications

Job Summary


This role will seek to maintain individual philanthropic relationships at all levels of seniority, with a view to secure major gifts. The role will manage a set portfolio of warm relationships gained through over 25 years of successful service delivery, as well as have the freedom to develop and acquire new relationships.

Cavendish Cancer Care is in a exciting growth phase, with big ambitions to open new centres to meet growing need. Because we are expanding, this role represents a real opportunity to make your mark, to innovate and lead on the development of this area, experiencing your impact first hand. Most of all, you’ll be working for an exceptionally loved, unique and beneficial charity.

Who should apply?

Anyone with a charity background who feels skilled at successfully developing strategic relationships.
Applications will also be equally considered and encouraged from those with successful relationship sales, account management or recruitment backgrounds.

Key Responsibilities


Develop and maintain new and existing individual philanthropic relationships at all levels of seniority, with a view to secure five figure and six figure major gifts.
Work closely with the CEO, Director of Fundraising, and research staff to proactively identify and qualify new prospects adding to the pipeline.
Proactively seek to secure meetings with key prospects using direct mail, email and phone, as appropriate.
Steward major donors as appropriate to the level of donation, for example, tailored impact reporting.
Work with other areas of the team, such as Trust & Foundations, to aid in the solicitation of major gifts.
Input on the development of an effective major gifts case for support.
Manage and organise small bespoke cultivation events, such as a senior dinner or tour of the charity, where appropriate to progressing philanthropic relationships.
Work closely with the Corporate Relationship Manager to establish a coordinated approach to fundraising, as well as establish inflow and outflow of relevant prospects to one another’s portfolios.
Network and build beneficial relationships across the Sheffield City Region that raise the profile of the charity.
Feed into occasional articles/blogs/press that are part of the charity’s communication strategy.
Represent the organisation at key external & internal meetings/conferences/receptions etc. as required.
Contribute to overall strategy development strategy to achieve organisational goals.
Achieve KPIs and targets as agreed with the Director of Fundraising.
Manage own budget, management reporting and impact measurement.
Maintain relationships with Therapy Team to aid in relationship building and emotional understanding of the charity’s powerful cause.
Update the database of all interactions in a GDPR compliant manner.
Any other responsibilities commensurate with the grade.


Interviews: 30th or 31st of May 2018

To apply please visit our website