Planned Giving Manager – QEII National Trust

Job Description
• Permanent, full time position
• Opportunity to grow multiple fundraising streams from the beginning
• Mid-level fundraising role with mentoring and training as needed

QEII National Trust (QEII) is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading private land conservation organisation. We partner with landowners to protect natural and cultural heritage sites on their land forever.
Our head office, based in Wellington, operates as a small and flexible team working closely with a cohort of experienced field representatives around the country.
Learn more about QEII on our website at

QEII is experiencing an exciting period of growth and this newly created role is tasked with successfully generating revenue for QEII National Trust in order to support the financial sustainability of the charity.
The successful candidate’s main role will be connecting with individuals, businesses and community groups in order to obtain financial support and develop long-term relationships that are authentic and sustainable.
The role will focus on securing financial support from major donors and bequest pledgers in the first instance; and in time, managing regular giving, trust & foundation applications and business donors. The Planned Giving Manager will also be responsible for creating fundraising communications, maintaining fundraising policies and processes, donor database management and prospect research.

We are looking for someone who:
• Has at least 3-5 years’ experience at a mid-level fundraising level
• Is committed to a high standard of professional fundraising practice
• Has a strategic, long-term understanding of fundraising principles
• Has proven track record of working and succeeding in high performing NZ-based fundraising roles
• Has excellent relationship management and donor stewardship skills
• Has the ability to close high level asks
• Has excellent relationship building and management skills
• Has the ability to create succinct collateral and communications across multiple platforms
• Is able to perform under pressure and work autonomously
• Has attention to detail and analytical thinking
• Has a high level of integrity with the ability to manage highly sensitive information confidentially
• Has experience of using a donor database in order to record information
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory.

The salary for this role is between $90,000-$100,000 depending on skills and experience.
• Up to three additional (QEII holidays) leave days
• Wellness allowance of $250 a year per employee
• Flexible working – we provide the tools to support work life and flexible work arrangements whenever possible
• Parental leave ex-gratia payment
• Professional Membership, e.g. Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ)
QEII is committed to a diverse workforce that represents Aotearoa and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

How to Apply
If you would like more information after reading the position description, please contact us at
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to by 5pm on Thursday 4 February 2021.