Serving Persecuted Christians Worldwide - Head of Major Donors, Trusts & Legacies - Open Doors UK & Ireland

Head of Major Donors, Trusts & Legacies

Full-time, 37.5 hours
£37,153 - £43,710
Witney (currently our policy is a minimum of 40% of hours in the office, with the remainder remote working)

Do you have a good understanding of fundraising strategies to support the work for our persecuted brothers and sisters?

Do you have what it takes to build and maintain relationships with supporters, to inspire them to support the persecuted Church?

Do you have strong networks/connections within the UK Christian community?

Open Doors is a Christian charity, part of Open Doors International, a global NGO network which works in over 60 countries to support and strengthen persecuted Christians. Last year the UK base raised approximately £15 million to provide practical support to persecuted Christians such as food, medicines, trauma care, legal assistance, safe houses and schools, as well as spiritual support through Christian literature, training and resources.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Major Donors, Trusts & Legacies to lead and manage all aspects of the major donor and legacies strategy. We need a dynamic and inspirational person to lead a team, develop bespoke proposals to meet individual and corporate giving criteria, commissioning appropriate events, travel, and other communications This role represents a strategic opportunity to fundraise on behalf of persecuted Christians around the world.

Utilising your leadership skills, you will be able to build and maintain relationships with major donors, and coordinate activities to connect people into a long-term vision of support for the persecuted church, deepen relationship with Open Doors, and deliver on substantial income targets.

You will discover that we work here because we are passionate about the mission of Open Doors. This role will provide you with the opportunity to use your God-given character and talents to contribute to the work of Open Doors, and to be part of a team that seeks to grow the charity, to support and encourage one another, and uphold the Christian values that we base our identity on.

If you are a Christian* looking to make an impact and seeking a new challenge in 2022, here’s how to apply:

  • View the job description for this role
  • Complete the application form
  • Send a cover letter or email which explains why you are suitable for this role, along with the application form, to
  • Ask any further questions by emailing

Closing date: Friday 4th February 2022, noon
1st Interviews: TBC
2nd Interviews: TBC

*There is an occupational requirement under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for this post to be held by an actively practising Christian who assents to our statement of faith.

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