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Major Donor Fundraiser (m/f/d)

Hybrid | Full-time | 40 hours per week | London, United Kingdom


FOUR PAWS is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Find out more about our sustainable campaigns and projects on

Would you like to contribute to something meaningful and work with us along our mission? This is your chance. We are looking for dedicated people to enrich our team.

Your contribution will be

  • Creating and implementing a strategic targeted programme of Mid Value, Major Donors, HNWI’s, Corporates, Trusts and Foundations fundraising
  • Developing and implementing tailored funding applications, with responsibility for ensuring compliance in any agreements
  • Nurturing individual and corporate relationships with a view to securing fundraising opportunities in excess of £5k
  • Creating opportunities to meet and develop existing relationships with supporters
  • Ensuring all administrative plans for the Major Donor programme
  • Building new relationships and helping promote the FOUR PAWS UK brand
  • Producing regular reports and updates to the Head of Fundraising
  • Working proactively with FOUR PAWS UK, members of Senior Leadership Team and International HQ


Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Extensive experience of managing major donor programmes and an understanding of fundraising and marketing within animal welfare and international organisations
  • A confident fundraiser with broad experience on fundraising principles, major donor programmes and corporate giving
  • A keen networker with a proven track record of delivering against fundraising targets
  • Substantial experience in developing corporate relationships
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including presenting, negotiating and influencing
  • Proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft office tools and working knowledge of CRM systems, preferably Raisers Edge
  • Willingness to travel to meetings with donors nationally and internationally where called on
  • Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS vision and mission


Our offer includes

  • The opportunity to truly contribute to global animal welfare
  • An interesting and varied workload within the role, the opportunity to work for a leading international animal welfare organisation as well as the chance to make a real difference for animals
  • Opportunity to visit our international sanctuaries
  • A dynamic and supportive job environment
  • 29 days annual leave + UK bank holidays
  • Employee assistance programme offered through BUPA and OpenUP
  • Full-time position, with at least one day per week required at our central London office
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangement is available
  • The yearly gross salary range for this position is £49,000-£54,000 (full-time equivalent) according to our internal compensation scheme

FOUR PAWS works towards a world filled with respect, empathy and understanding for animals and believes in the same values for people: we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply as we welcome everyone who wants to support our mission. Please contact if you require assistance applying to this position.

All interested individuals are invited to submit their applications for the position. Please note that in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, having a valid work permit for the respective country or being eligible to obtain one is a requirement for this position prior to commencing employment.

Be part of a good cause and apply for your next professional challenge with your CV and covering letter addressing how your experience matches the personal specification for this role to


Contact Us

Caroline Corr, Head of Fundraising FOUR PAWS UK

Please note applications submitted without a covering letter will not be considered. Please also note that due to demand, we will not be able to respond to every application. Should you not hear back from us within 4 weeks of your submission, you will not have been selected for interview on this occasion.


Application deadline: 26th April 2024

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