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Major Gifts Officer

Closing date: 12pm Wednesday 25 April 2018

Interview date: w/c 7 May 2018

Salary: £28,102 - £31,102 per annum

Job ref no: 401-18

This role is permanent and offered on a full time (1FTE) basis.

Founded in 1882, the Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. The RCM was named top institution for performing arts in the UK and Europe and second in the world in the 2017 QS World University Rankings. The Development & Alumni Engagement department (DAE) raises significant funds each year from individuals, companies, charitable trusts and foundations, to support the RCM in its educational and artistic mission. In 2015, the RCM announced plans to transform its building in the heart of South Kensington and this is a key priority of an ambitious capital campaign, More Music: Reimagining the Royal College of Music.

The DAE department is seeking to engage a Major Gifts Officer who is looking to further develop their career in Major Gift fundraising, to maximise RCM’s income from high net worth individuals, charitable trusts and statutory grant programmes as well as corporate sponsors (5+ figure gifts). Reporting to the Head of Major Gifts, the postholder will develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies and ensure that all donor interests are met. The successful candidate will be responsible for achieving a personal income target and will work to agreed activity targets.

The successful applicant will possess demonstrable fundraising or high-level relationship building experience, with experience of achieving four figure+ gifts or negotiating an outcome which involves a monetary sum and will have the ability to take their fundraising skills to the next level. Experience of working within a fundraising campaign would be advantageous. An appreciation of the arts and music, with a desire to immerse yourself in the work and culture of the Royal College of Music is essential.

For an informal conversation prior to applying to this role, please contact Execucare, RCM’s recruitment partner:

Laura Sears, Associate Director, on 020 3589 0468

To apply:

Please email your CV and a short Covering Letter to: laura.sears@execucare.com 

For additional details of this post please read the Job Description and Further Particulars documents, available below, and visit the Execucare website:


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Job Description

Further Particulars


Equal Opportunities Form

Completed forms should be returned by post or email to Laura Sears, Associate Director:

Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS


020 3589 0468

If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

If you need to receive this documentation in a different format due to a disability, please contact Laura Sears to discuss your requirements.

All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary.


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