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Head Of Development

Job Title: Head Of Development
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Reference: BBBH59028_1539707226
Contact Name: Rachel Beattie
Contact Email: r.beattie@parity.net
Job Published: October 16, 2018 17:27

Job Description

Head of Development - Permanent - Aberdeen - £35-45,000 per annum

Our client is looking to have a Head of Development to join their organisation.

Key Responsibilities-

  • Manage a development office database. Record all subsequent fundraising activity on this database and ensure accurate collation and input of data.
  • Create, implement and be directly involved in a strategic plan to provide significant additional revenue via major gift fundraising for bursaries and capital projects, in line with the development plan.
  • Identify, approach and cultivate long term relationships with potential major donors in order to secure major gifts.
  • Develop and sustain a long-term legacy programme.
  • Establish effective working relationships with the Senior Leadership Team, and any development board which may be established for the purpose of fundraising.
  • Keep abreast of and advise the Head on charity law, legislation and best practice in fundraising

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have significant experience of major gift fundraising.

Essential Criteria-

  • Education to degree level
  • The ideal candidate will have significant experience of major gift fundraising
  • Relevant IT skills and previous experience in setting up and managing a relational database
  • Proven track record of personally securing major charitable gifts (five and six figure sums)
  • A strategic thinker with initiative, drive and proven leadership skills
  • Personal qualities of resilience, tenacity and outstanding professional integrity
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written
  • Comprehensive knowledge of British charity law and tax law as it applies to charitable giving

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