Polly Symondson Recruitment | 000150
Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Specialist Regional Recruitment for the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, UK
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Job Number: 000150

Job Title: Events and Community Fundraiser
Sector: Farms for City Children
 Flexible with regular to Exeter HO
Type: Permanent, full time
Salary: up to £30,000
Closing Date: 1st Feb 2019

Farms for City Children provides subsidised opportunities for groups of primary school children and their teachers to spend a week living and working together at our farms in Devon, Pembrokeshire, and Gloucestershire. Each year over 3,000 disadvantaged children are welcomed  to experience the joy of a week-long residential visit a world away from their everyday lives.

They are now working with the Charity to help them to appoint an Events and Community Fundraiser.

Main purpose of the job:

  • To devise, plan and deliver a portfolio of fundraising events and activities across the UK.
  • To engage local stakeholders and build a network of volunteers and community-level partners.
  • To develop and champion a charity-wide event risk-management policy.

Main responsibilities and accountability:

With the guidance and support of the Head of Fundraising and Communications, the Events and Community Fundraiser will:

  • Devise, plan, budget-for, and deliver a diverse portfolio of target-driven fundraising events and activities
  • Maximise event related PR opportunities
  • Build and motivate a network of volunteers, ambassadors, and local partners .
  • Develop and champion an event risk management policy
  • Manage existing and establish new charitable relationships with corporate event sponsors.
  • Develop an event management toolkit
  • Proactively participate in the development, implementation, and review of the fundraising and communications plan and charity-wide strategy.

The successful candidate will have:-

  • At least 5 years’ experience of leading the planning and delivery of a wide range of successful, outcome-focused events.
  • Experience of working in the charitable sector.
  • Demonstrable experience of establishing and managing event budgets.
  • Experience of engaging and managing event suppliers, sponsors, and personalities.
  • Full UK driving licence and own vehicle.

The opportunity to work from home is a possibility for the right candidate, but there would be a requirement to work from the Exeter office c2.5 days per week during the probationary period (3 months) to allow for learning and team building, and 1 day per week thereafter

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