Senior Individual Giving Manager (Acquisition)

  • UK, Flexible

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £43,000 – £50,000 per annum

Sightsavers is looking for a creative thinker with a passion for DRTV to join us as

Senior Individual Giving Manager (Acquisition). This role is part of our rapidly growing Public Fundraising and Marketing department.

We are seeking a talented, motivated person to lead, manage, develop and execute donor acquisition plans across the UK and Norway, to monitor Swedish activity and collaborate with our fundraising colleagues in Ireland, Italy and India to support their acquisition activities.

As the Senior Individual Giving Manager you will be responsible for a sector leading DRTV and insert programme in the UK, the development of new acquisition channels and supporter journeys across the UK and Norway. You will work closely with the Head of Norway to drive growth and move Norway from test phase to sustainable long-term individual giving. Some international travel will be conducted when possible.

In collaboration with the Senior Individual Giving Manager (Retention) you will also be responsible for an overall expenditure budget of £5m to achieve an overall target of £28.5m. Financial acumen is key as you will take a leading role in providing the annual budget for your area, alongside monthly forecasting and financial scenario planning.

Line managing a team of 2 Individual Giving Executives, the ability to manage and drive agencies to deliver exceptional results is also vital. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly, high performing team; we offer a supportive and flexible work environment.

Sightsavers works to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities. We’re proud to be a leader in our field. We are one of only nine charities ranked as ‘high performance’ by the UK’s Department for International Development, and are one of US evaluator GiveWell‘s top charities.

As the successful candidate you will have significant background in fundraising and proven experience in devising and implementing successful direct marketing campaigns to mass market audiences, as well as possessing substantial experience for a successful DRTV programme and experience and knowledge of financial management, control and prioritisation of budgets, including annual planning and monthly reforecasting.

The above details are not an exhaustive list of principle accountabilities or requirements, for the complete list please read the full Job Description of this position.

Closing date: 18th April 2021

We are truly committed to creating an inclusive culture which values and recognises diversity as something that will only ever make an organisation better. We encourage anyone to apply who possesses the qualities and behaviours outlined or who believes they have the propensity to learn them fast. You will be joining an inclusive and supportive team who welcome people from all backgrounds.

Sightsavers does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Closing Date: 18 April, 2021

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