Fundraising Manager, Legacies and In Memory

Salary: £34,000

Location: Flexible with regular visits to Andover, Hampshire

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.

The Role

This role will work closely with the Head of Legacy and In Memory Fundraising and team to grow future income from legacies and in memory donations. The postholder will be responsible for legacy marketing through direct appeals, campaigns, publications and events. They will also encourage donor engagement and loyalty through the excellent stewardship of legacy and in memory contacts.

The Person

We’re looking for an experienced fundraiser or marketing professional with a proven track record in securing gifts from legacies, in memory or individual giving, or with comparable direct marketing expertise. Demonstrable experience in delivering projects to timetable and budget is essential, as are excellent communications skills, sensitivity in communicating with donors and the ability to build successful relationships with supporters and colleagues. Experience of planning and implementing campaigns, using digital and social media for marketing purposes, organising events and strong IT skills including a knowledge of data analysis, would also be helpful.   

For a full job description and person specification, please see below. 

To apply please send your CV with a brief covering statement explaining why you are interested in the role and what you could bring to it, to recruitment@macularsociety.org

Please note that we are unable to consider applications sent without an accompanying statement.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with Julie Edwards, Head of Legacy and In Memory Giving on 01264 321 965 or 07453 341 808.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 24 January 2021

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