We are delighted to be recruiting for our client , the role of Community Fundraiser! The purpose of the role is to raise money from community-based fundraising activities, by building relationships with individuals, groups, small companies and organisations and supporting them in their fundraising efforts. To build this income stream for the future.
To be the first point of contact for groups and individuals organising community activity to raise money for the trust, motivating and encouraging them to raise as much as possible.
To develop a comprehensive pipeline of fundraising opportunities (such as adopted charity for regional shows and events), with a well organised schedule to ensure all opportunities are maximised.
To research and identify potential and lapsed supporters and steward them to support us.
To research and identify influential individuals in schools and community groups; to build
relationships and garner support for our campaigns
As needed, prepare applications / approaches for new fundraising opportunities, that understand and address the motivations of the fundraiser, securing their commitment and support.
To encourage supporters to participate in a range of third-party fundraising events (eg parachute
jump, challenges or London Marathon) or to hold their own ‘In aid of’ fundraising.
To develop creative ideas and initiatives that will engage lots of people to fundraise for the trust
To organise our hospitality event including organising elements of the event, recruiting and supporting participants and recruiting and managing volunteers.
To coordinate the charity’s collection tins and bucket collections, recruiting and managing
volunteers to help out, growing this income stream.
To appropriately support all community fundraising activity including thanking and reporting on how money is spent; provide the highest levels of supporter relationship management and build relationships to win long term support.
To monitor and evaluate all fundraising activity, to develop best practice and implement mitigating measures as needed.
To ensure all interactions and activities are recorded on Salesforce and take responsibility for ensuring all use of data is compliant with GDPR.
To source, manage and liaise with external suppliers such as third-party event organisers, event companies, printers and venues. To explore all fundraising opportunities and negotiate with suppliers in order to maximise the potential net income for the organisation.
Attend events where charity presence is required – both in and outside of office hours.
To ensure all regulations, policies and procedures are adhered to, including risk assessments etc.
To be aware of income and expenditure budgets, working effectively to ensure all activity achieves acceptable return on investment.
A strong track record in a similar role, OR able to demonstrate an understanding of what’s needed,
with transferable skills.
Knowledge and experience of using a Fundraising CRM database (we use Salesforce)
Excellent communication skills with an ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations and engage with a wide range of audiences confidently
Excellent customer service including exemplary telephone and face to face manner
Good written skills with the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences
Strong administrative skills
Competent use of Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Ability to prioritise work and manage multiple tasks
Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook and a clear focus on supporters
Able to demonstrate a whole-hearted commitment to the vision and values of the trust
Flexibility outside of working hours and a willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as required
A full UK driving license and access to a car
Experience of recruiting and working with volunteers
Experience of working to, monitoring and achieving income targets
Full time – 37.5 hours per week (will consider part-time/job share or flexible working requests)
Hybrid. We anticipate around 60% of time will be spent out and about at meetings or in our Head Office