Polly Symondson Recruitment | 000244
Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Specialist Regional Recruitment for the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, UK
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Job Number: 000244

Job Title: Partnerships and Events Officer
Salary Range: £24k – £28k depending on experience
Charity: Sailors’ Society
Location: Southampton
Deadline for applications: 14th July

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
  • To manage new and existing UK, International and digital fundraising events/challenges recruiting and supporting fundraisers on their journey
  • To meet and exceed where possible financial targets

Profile and Scope

The preferred candidate will have:

  • Experience in Corporate fundraising having worked with national and global companies
  • A proven track record of recruiting corporate support and participants for fundraising events and challenges
  • History of event management within the fundraising sector including online challenges
  • An excellent history of building relationships across many different audience groups
  • Ability to recognise and cross sell other opportunities from the Sailors’ Society fundraising playbook

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