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Key Relationships Officer

Are you passionate about building relationships with people? Want to use your skills to help an international Christian charity?  Great Opportunity. Good pay scale and benefits. Friendly team.

An exciting role has opened up in the Fundraising for Mission team as Key Relationships Officer. The Key Relationships Team is responsible for raising major gifts from individuals and trusts for Church Mission Society.  As Key Relationships Officer, your focus will be to develop good relationships with existing donors and to identify new potential supporters who can give generously to Christian charities. Your role will be varied, including visiting donors, writing applications and reports and assisting with special events.


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Experience of working in a trust and/or major gifts fundraising team
  • Experience of building and maintaining donor relationships in the charity sector
  • Strong research, administration and database knowledge

The Key Relationships Officer is a permanent, full time role (35 hours per week), with a starting salary of £26,675 per annum, and a generous pension scheme contribution. The role will be based at CMS House, Oxford. Further details about the job can be found in the job description and person specification, available below

*Applications are also welcomed from candidates wanting to train in the trusts and major donor fields of fundraising. For this position, administrative experience in a customer service or client facing role, and excellent English writing skills are essential. In this case, the appointment would be made at Key Relationships Assistant level (see separate job description) and with a starting salary of £23,710 per annum.

It is also a requirement for this post holder to be a committed and practising Christian committed to Church Mission Society's values and aims. The post may be subject to safeguarding checks.

Further details can be found in the job description and person specification which you can download below. 

Closing date for receipt of completed applications:

Monday 31 July 2017

Interviews will be held on Thursday 17 August at CMS in Oxford.

To apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining what attracts you to this role and why you would want to work for Church Mission Society to  HR Team, CMS Watlington Road, Oxford OX4 6BZ or 

Candidates for all UK roles must already be eligible to work in the UK, with a valid visa and work permit if required.


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