Job title: Fundraising Officer
Responsible to: Director of Fundraising & Communications
Salary: £25,103 per annum (£15,062 pro rata)
Benefits: 36 paid holiday days per year (pro rata), plus employer contribution to pension
Contract: Permanent, part-time (21 hours a week), with the opportunity to become full-time
Located: CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 East Road, London N1 6AH
The Fundraising Officer is a central role within the organisation and will work cross-departmentally with our Rare Disease UK and SWAN UK teams to support fundraisers across all areas of our work. Reporting to the Director of Fundraising and Communications, and working closely with the Director of Support, the successful candidate will encourage community fundraising, spot fundraising opportunities and trends and capitalise on them. They will also be responsible for all aspects of fundraising administration and provide the first point of contact for fundraisers interested in supporting our work.
This is an exciting role for an enthusiastic and proactive individual who wants to establish and develop their career in charitable fundraising. For the right candidate this is an opportunity to gain substantial experience in delivering a range of fundraising activities while working in a supportive environment and within a wider organisational strategy. Regular training will be provided.
The role is based at our offices at Genetic Alliance UK, CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 East Road, London, N1 6AH. However, there will be occasional travel across the UK to support events and there will be some flexibility to work from home after passing the six month probationary period.
If you have a drive to help people with rare, genetic and undiagnosed conditions, and are looking for a deserving charity for you to develop your skills, then we want to hear from you.
Advising on health and safety, event planning and budgeting to make our fundraisers feel valued and ensure their events are financially successful.
In charge of all aspects of administering the fundraising programme, making sure that banking and thanking are done in a timely and appropriate manner and acting as the first point of contact for fundraisers. You will also be expected to create financial reports of income and expenditure, and keep accurate and up-to-date records of all fundraising activities and donations.
Working with the communications team to strict deadlines to ensure that fundraising is well promoted and the success of fundraisers is celebrated to encourage greater take-up of fundraising activities. You will be expected to regularly produce content for social media, e-news and the website.
Showcasing the work of the organisation and confident in speaking at events about our work to connect fundraisers to our cause and encourage fundraising.
Thinking creatively, developing action plans and budgets to support national campaigns like Undiagnosed Children’s Day and Rare Disease Day. You will be able to understand the diverse needs and abilities of our community and create accessible fundraising initiatives that work for a geographically dispersed supporter base.
Understanding and maintaining relationships with external suppliers for fundraising e.g. Great Run, Just Giving etc. to ensure that we are abreast of any new trends and developments, or promotional opportunities.
Creating, ordering and managing a range of promotional materials and merchandise for the fundraising programme, including overseeing updates to fundraising packs and other printed and online fundraising materials.
Please apply by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading ‘Fundraising Officer.’
Your application should include your CV and a cover letter explaining why you would like this job and why you are a suitable candidate. Both of these should be attachments to your email and as PDF or Microsoft Word format. Please include your name on the document titles eg ‘JohnSmithcv.pdf’ and ‘JohnSmithcoverletter.pdf’.
9am, Monday 16 July 2018.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 25 July 2018, during office hours. Interviews will take place in Central London.
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