Senior Fundraising Officer, Gifts in Wills

Salary: £28,500 – £32,000
Hours: full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Location: Andover, Hampshire
Basis: Permanent

Are you someone who would love to use your excellent fundraising and communications skills to help us Beat Macular Disease?

Every day, around 300 people are diagnosed with macular disease. It’s the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK. Macular disease is cruel and isolating. It steals your sight, your independence, and your ability to do the things you love. There is only one way to Beat Macular Disease for good. We must fund more research now, until we find a cure, or find treatments that stop it in its tracks.

The Macular Society is working to deliver our ultimate ambition – to Beat Macular Disease for the next generation. We are determined to end the fear and isolation of macular disease with world-class research and the best advice and support.

We are undergoing significant changes, with a transformational new strategy to multiply our income in order to fund research that will find a cure.

Reporting to the Legacies & In Memory Fundraising Manager, the Senior Fundraising Officer, Gifts in Wills, will play a central role in growing future income from legacies, our biggest voluntary income stream. The postholder will be responsible for legacy marketing through direct appeals, campaigns, publications and events, as well as ensuring excellent stewardship of legacy pledgers and next of kin. They will also contribute knowledge and skills to in memory fundraising.

We are looking for someone with proven expertise in fundraising or marketing, preferably in legacies, in memory or individual giving; excellent project management and communications skills; experience of using database packages and an understanding of data analysis. Strong IT skills, and the ability to build successful relationships with donors and colleagues, are also required.

Job description (PDF)

Please address any questions by email to Julie Edwards, Legacies & In Memory Fundraising Manager,

To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter to

Closing date: 13 April 2020

Interviews: 22 and 23 April 2020

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