Major Gifts Manager

Fixed Term Contract – 1 Year

Salary: £30,000 - £36,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Location: Waterloo, London

The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity providing adventure-based, outdoor learning for young people from six centres across the UK.

Overview of the Fundraising Department

The Fundraising department currently raises £5m plus a year to support the work of The Outward Bound Trust. Predominantly to cover the cost of bursary supported places for underprivileged young people on our personal development courses and towards capital (building project) requirements across The Trust's centres.  Funds are raised from high net worth individuals, corporate organisations, charitable trusts and foundations, and through high quality events.  The majority of the 16 strong Fundraising Department is based in Waterloo, London, while our Trusts and Foundations function is based at the Head Office in Hackthorpe, Cumbria.

Our Board of Trustees is chaired by HRH The Duke of York.  Our Patron is HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.  Both are heavily involved in the charity's work.

Purpose of the job

  • To manage and drive our structured (high value) Individual Giving Campaign called the Friends Scheme
  • To increase donor commitment and support through a flawless donor care programme.

This role is central to our plans to continue broadening our numbers of individual high value donors, as part of a tiered system to reach out to many more potential supporters. In addition, working with the Events Team, the postholder will help to drive the fundraising for our growing High Value Events Income Stream.

The post holder will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure under the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For full job description, person specification and benefits, click here


To apply for this job please email a covering letter of not more than 2 sides of A4, explaining your fit to the job description and the person specification, together with an up to date CV by midnight on Sunday, 15 April 2018 to

If you have any queries regarding the information supplied or the recruitment process, please contact The Outward Bound Trust on 020 3301 6481.

We intend to interview as soon as possible.