Polly Symondson Recruitment | 000149
Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Specialist Regional Recruitment for the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, UK
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Job Number: 000149

Job Title: Senior Partnerships Fundraiser
Charity: The Sailors’ Society
Salary Range: Up to £33k
Type: Full time (37.5 hrs)
Location: Option of home based or Southampton office
Closing date: 4th December

Sailors’ Society is a Christian maritime welfare charity that meets the practical, emotional and spiritual needs of seafarers and their families, irrespective of religion or ethnicity, in ports all around the world. 

With their roots in the post Napoleonic war era when thousands of sailors returned to London destitute, Sailors’ Society has helped seafarers in need for almost two hundred years. 

From providing floating homeless shelters and chapels on the banks of the Thames in the 1800’s to the international network of chaplains and Seafarer Centres in the 20th century, the Society has always been a leading provider of maritime welfare, constantly revising its programme to meet the demands of a fast changing industry. 

In the last 30 years the shipping industry has further increased pace, reducing the time a ship and her crew spend in port and therefore the contact a seafarer might have with the world beyond their vessel. 

The average crew member now spends 9 months at sea, often more, and it’s the place of maritime welfare charities such as Sailors’ Society to help them whilst they are away from home and family. 

Sailors’ Society is responding to these changes with a robust programme of services to seafarers ‘At Home, In Port and At Sea’.

Job Purpose:

To be pro-active in identifying and developing new and existing relationships with corporate partners and prospects in order to generate income and assist the team in reaching agreed income targets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify, research and approach prospective contacts in order to cultivate relationships and generate new business income through sponsorship and other charity partnerships.
  • To lead the development and implementation of a corporate fundraising strategy focussed on the operational activities of the role to meet agreed targets.
  • To agree, monitor and meet targets.
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge and keep abreast of the progress of all Sailors’ Society’s programmes, projects and events in order to prepare high quality, commercially relevant and compelling proposals, reports and presentations.
  • Take responsibility for own ‘portfolio’ of contacts, following all leads through to completion, meeting income raising targets and accurately recording all correspondence.
  • Secure Corporate participants/support for Sailors’ Society events.
  • Keep accurate records of all correspondence with Society stakeholders on Raisers’ Edge.
  • Attend internal and external meetings, events and presentations as required.
  • Ensure donors are promptly thanked and their gift is accurately recorded.
  • Provide administrative duties related to corporate income generation, such as sourcing materials, preparing invoices and other activities as required.

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