Senior Fundraising Officer (High Value)

Fundraising & Communications

Closing date: 18th September, 2019

This post reports to the Head of Philanthropy who has overall responsibility for Major Donor, High Value and Community Fundraising. We are looking for a highly motivated, personable individual with excellent relationship-building skills to join our successful Major Donor team in the role of Senior Fundraising Officer (High Value).

In this role you will manage a portfolio of prospects, develop tailored cultivation plans, and be focused on securing philanthropic gifts for Orbis UK’s work.

You will lead on developing and implementing cultivation and stewardship plans for new and existing High Net Worth supporters and Community and Event fundraisers in order to increase loyalty and income.

Title: Senior Fundraising Officer (High Value)
Department: Fundraising & Communications
Reports to: Head of Philanthropy
Location: London, UK (near Monument)
Contract: Permanent, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 per annum

The main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Develop, maintain and leverage relationships with a portfolio of Orbis UK high value donors, major donors, prospects and senior volunteers (trustees, ambassadors and networkers) through a combination of written and email communication, telephone calls, attendance at events, face to face meetings and field visits.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with our community fundraisers, many of whom are connected to our high value givers
  • Manage our 5 London Marathon Golden Bond places. This will include working with the Communications team around materials and Social media posts to attract runners, overseeing the administration involved with the places, and the logistics on race day.
  • Take responsibility for the ongoing development and management of supporter care correspondence for high value, major donors and community fundraisers ensuring that all donors receive the highest levels of service possible.
  • Support the Head of Philanthropy to deliver a comprehensive stewardship and communications plan to all segments of the major donor portfolio.


Full details of the job description can be downloaded at the bottom of this page


Benefits of working for Orbis UK

Before completion of probation:

  • 22 days holiday plus three days between Christmas and New Year
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • E-learning Courses
  • Social Activities
  • Access to low cost gym within the building

After completion of probation:

  • Matched employer pension contribution up to a maximum of 10% of basic salary
  • Flexi-time
  • Interest free season ticket loan


Application and interviews

Closing Date: Wednesday 18th September – midnight
First Interviews: Afternoon of 24th and 25th September
Second Interviews: Thursday 3rd October
Start Date: ASAP

All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK. Successful applicants may be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to reply to all applications, so if you haven’t heard from us by Friday 20th September, your application has not been successful.

Orbis UK is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from any suitably qualified persons. We will ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of age, race, disability, gender, marital status, religion or faith or sexual orientation.

Application is via curriculum vitae and covering letter, to HR Manager, Orbis UK, 10 Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6AF or by email to [email protected]