Head of Major Giving

Contract Type
Regional £49,202 - £53,252, London £52,500 - £56,550 per annum
Job Description

We’re looking for an experienced high value fundraiser and team leader to join Friends of the Earth as our Head of Major Giving. The role will focus on motivating and inspiring our passionate and well-established high net worth team, which covers Philanthropy, Trusts and Foundations and Strategic Partnerships.

You’ll be responsible for the overall success of the Major Giving strategy, retaining our loyal supporters and attracting new, long-term funders by refreshing the stewardship and cultivation programme to encourage ambition and excellence throughout.

The Major Giving team: 

The Major Giving team consists of 13 people of which you will directly line-manage six who lead the sub-teams of Philanthropy, Trusts and Foundations, and Strategic Partnerships. Your team sits within the Income Generation Directorate, but you will play a key role in promoting a culture of philanthropy and partnerships across the entire organisation as together, we strive to create lasting change in the fight against climate and nature crisis.

For more information please see the detailed candidate information pack.

Closing date: 26th February 2024 (23:59)

Interviews: week commencing 11th March 2024

Hours: Full time (30 hours over 4 days)

Location: Hybrid working, flexible location across England, Wales and Northern Ireland 

Salary:  Regional £49,202 - £53,252, London £52,500 - £56,550 per annum (applicable to candidates living in London or those who are based in the London office a minimum of two days a week)

Please submit your application via our online system.

We offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance including a 4-day working week with no loss of pay, excellent learning and development opportunities and a vibrant organisational culture. 

Our staff body is currently under-representative of People of Colour, LGBTQIA+ people and people with long term conditions or impairments. We are committed to eroding these historic barriers, so as to create a movement in which people from all walks of life see themselves in, and so we particularly encourage you to apply if you belong to one of these groups or sit at multiple intersections of disadvantage. We are committed to the Disability Confident standard and will guarantee an interview to any candidates who declare a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the role.

Friends of the Earth staff who publicly represent Friends of the Earth (including all campaigners) are not allowed to also represent a political party. This is to ensure that there can be no confusion in the minds of the public about Friends of the Earth's party-political independence. Affected staff should also seek permission from the Senior Management Team if they wish to hold a non-public facing official role in a political party. If this is an issue, please do raise this with us as soon as possible.

Friends of the Earth is an international community dedicated to protecting the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We lead campaigns, provide resources and information, and drive real solutions to the environmental problems facing us all. 



Interview date
w/c 11th March 2024
Closing Date
26 February 2024