Major Donor Fundraiser

Employer Ayrshire Hospice
Job Type Major Gifts Fundraising
Location Glasgow and the West
Specific Location Ayr
Salary £40,000 per annum
Closing Date To be confirmed


BTA (Bruce Tait Associates) are delighted to be working with Ayrshire Hospice in their search for a Major Donor Fundraiser.

Over the last 30 years, the Ayrshire Hospice has been providing outstanding quality care and services which helps those with any life-limiting illness throughout Ayrshire and Arran. Care is provided where there is no cure for the condition, but which improves the quality of each day for people who have a limited time to live. From a modest start, with 6 beds and a few community services, today, it has an ambitious plan to embark on a new Capital Campaign to raise £12M in order to renew its facilities and transform its capacity to care for every patient’s needs.

This ambitious £12M investment will:

• Create a modernised in-patient unit including 16 single rooms and two double rooms for those who are most seriously ill. It will be sympathetically designed to allow family members to be by a loved one’s side 24/7, if they choose, including the space to use a pull-down bed or sofa bed.

• Bring all services together in one building, with one entrance, public reception, waiting and café area, and a new central clinical support hub.

• Greatly improve support for families and friends, providing an improved overnight stay suite within the main building, so they can be close to their loved ones.

With already £6M secured, this incredible project has already raised half of the funds required; however, there is still work to be done! The challenge now is to raise the remaining £6M over the next 3 years. In order to successfully deliver this ambitious project, Ayrshire Hospice needs to attract an experienced Major Donor Fundraiser.

The Major Donor Fundraiser will report to and work closely with the Capital Campaign Director to develop and deliver the fundraising strategy for Ayrshire Hospice. You will raise significant income, 5 and 6 figure gifts, for the campaign through research, identification and management of a prospect pool of potential major donors and by generating wider support through cultivation events and appeals.

A significant part of this role will be to manage relationships – with key supporters and internally with the campaign committee, the project management team, staff and volunteers at Ayrshire Hospice.

If you would like to be part of a prestigious, high-profile capital campaign and have a passion for making a difference to people’s lives, please contact us today.


If you think this is a perfect match for your values and skills set then please contact [email protected] as soon as possible for further information prior to making your application.

Closing date: To be confirmed

Interview date: To be confirmed

This search is being conducted exclusively on behalf of Ayrshire Hospice by BTA. Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.

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