Trust and Major Donor Fundraiser

Location: Our Head Office in Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh
Salary: Up to £28,000 plus benefits
Job Type: Full time, fixed term
Hours: 37.5 hours per week. Full Time (may consider part-time)

Closing Date: Midday Friday 22 January 2021
Interview Date: Via Zoom on Thursday 28th January 2021


Wessex Cancer Trust Support Centres, which are based in Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight offer practical help and emotional support to anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer, including their families, friends and carers.

All our centres offer a variety of emotional, social and physical support with trained volunteer befrienders offering a warm welcome at the centres, whilst qualified and accredited staff deliver all counselling and therapy sessions. Wessex Cancer Trust support centres are designed to offer a friendly, welcoming and confidential drop-in service to members of the public.

The role of the Trust and Major Donor Fundraiser is crucial for the delivery of our future strategic ambitions. Under the direction of our new Head of Fundraising and Communications, Sally Hillyear, we have enjoyed growing success from Trusts in the past year, having made the decision to really focus efforts in this area. We know that there is more potential. Major
donors remain an untapped area for Wessex Cancer Trust, so is ripe for development. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated and well-rounded fundraiser to make a real impact on our income generation, helping us to reach more people affected by cancer in the Wessex region.

The main aims of the role are to raise money from charitable trusts, major donors and other grant-making bodies through effective research and targeting, and the preparation of high quality and compelling applications. To be responsible for oversight and coordination of applications made by other fundraising colleagues to ensure no duplication and that quality standards are met.

For more details or discussion regarding the role, please contact Sally Hillyear, our Head of Fundraising and Communications by email:

Download our Job Pack for more information and details on how to apply.

Trust and Major Donor Fundraiser – Job Pack