Polly Symondson Recruitment | 000153
Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Recruitment in the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, London, UK
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Job Number: 000153

Job Title: Community Fundraiser
Type: Cardiomyopathy UK
Location: Buckinghamshire
Type: Full time, permanent
Salary: £25,000
Closing date: 27th November 

My client, Cardiomyopathy UK is a charity who supports everyone affected by the heart muscle disease cardiomyopathy enabling them lead long and fulfilling lives. They work towards this goal by providing information, advice and support to anyone affected by cardiomyopathy and by raising awareness of the condition. They also work to improve the diagnosis and management of cardiomyopathy and promote medical research.

The charity has ambitious plans for the future which will see it doing even more to make a lasting difference to the lives of people affected by cardiomyopathy. To achieve these plans the charity must be able to raise the income that it needs and to develop a strong and vibrant community of supporters. To help achieve this goal, the charity are looking to recruit a dynamic and ambitious individual with a passion for fundraising to join their team.

The Community Fundraiser will be responsible for managing the community fundraising programme by generating income through volunteer fundraising activities across the UK e.g. individuals, community groups, clubs and societies and schools. The successful candidate will develop a positive, supportive relationship with fundraisers showing sensitivity when working with service and encouraging long-term relationship with the charity.

Key areas of responsibility to include:

  • To plan, implement and manage an effective community fundraising programme to achieve maximum income and meet agreed targets on time and in line with the organisation’s financial requirements. This includes recruiting and supporting individual and group fundraisers who are organising their own events for the charity, celebratory and in memoriam gifts and encouraging support groups to participate in fundraising activities.
  • To ensure that all supporter relationships are well managed and there is a strong focus on supporter care; providing due appreciation and a positive experience to individual and group fundraisers to promote long-term supporter retention
  • To work closely with supporters to maximise fundraising and awareness raising opportunities for the charity and identify new opportunities for community fundraising
  • To develop fundraising materials and content for community fundraising communications via letter, email, magazine contents, website and social media , ensuring information is relevant and up to date

Person specification to include:

  • Experience in a community fundraising/events role is desirable.
  • Proven track record in achieving financial targets.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent approach to providing outstanding customer/supporter service.
  • Flexible in approach and a good team worker.

Deadline for applications: 27th November 2017

PSR interviews 28th and 30th November 2017

Client interviews: week of 11th December 2017 (tbc)

For more information, or to receive a copy of the job description, please email your CV to: info@pollysymondsonrecruitment.co.uk

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