Major Donor Manager

Job Ref: Major Donor
Type: Permanent
Location: Salford, Manchester
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000
Closing Date:

Full Description


The retailTRUST’s heritage stretches back to 1832, when it was known as the Linen and Woollen Drapers Institute, and was set up by retailers to support their staff. Nowadays they look after the needs of the 3.3 million people involved in retail by offering help financially, emotionally and vocationally and support in times of need and crisis.

Their heritage and length of service gives them a unique perspective to provide help and support for the retail sector through projects such as their wellbeing and education programmes, and residential care for the elderly.

If you’re an experienced fundraiser with a talent for developing high level donor relationships, this opportunity to lead the major donor fundraising and capital campaign for a growing national charity could be your chance to shine.

Main Purpose of the post

It’s an exciting time for the retailTRUST. With a forthcoming capital campaign to enhance their retirement provision and a strong donor pipeline, they are investing in their fundraising activity and looking for exceptional individuals to help them drive forward their plans.

They are now looking for a talented Major Donor Manager with strong people skills and the ability to develop effective strategies to meet both capital and revenue targets.

Who we are looking for

You will be a proactive self-starter, keen to apply your relationship skills and strategic planning abilities to leading the capital campaign across all income streams, whilst growing major donor giving for the retailTRUST’s national programmes.

You will be an experienced senior fundraiser, although exceptional individuals looking for their next step in their career will also be considered.

You will have developed your skills in a relationship-based fundraising environment working with major donors, corporate or strategic trusts and foundations, and welcome the chance to travel across the UK as part of this role.

How to apply

The retailTRUST is eager to have its new fundraising team in place as soon as possible so get in touch with us today to find out more about this exciting opportunity.

Email us today at or give us a call on 0151 709 3214. We’ll send you an information pack about the role as well as the full job description and person specification.