000152 - Polly Symondson Recruitment
Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Specialist Regional Recruitment for the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, UK
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Job Number: 000152

Job Title: Fundraising Officer
Charity: Read for Good
Salary Range: circa £28k (d.o.e)
Contract: Full time (part-time roles will be considered for the right candidate)
Location: Read for Good offices in Nailsworth, with hybrid working available post probation
Deadline for application: 17th November

Do you want to make a difference?

Could you be Read for Good’s new Fundraising Officer?

Could you see yourself working in a team to support the fundraising programme of a national charity, helping to improve the lives of children? Are you capable, enthusiastic, curious, efficient and friendly, able to provide the best experience for our supporters? Then we have the role for you!

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills across the whole range of fundraising streams within a busy and ambitious fundraising team. Your role will involve working across our fundraising functions including (but not limited to!) community, corporate, individual giving and trusts. From thanking individual donors to liaising with supporters who are fundraising for us in a range
of ways, talking to community groups about our projects or encouraging companies to support us, we can guarantee a varied and exciting role.
No two days will be the same.

Key responsibilites

  • Provide support and administrative capacity for the whole fundraising team
  • Ensure all our supporters receive an excellent experience of Read for Good, through timely and engaging thanking
  • Support donor acquisition campaigns
  • Provide the first point of contact for the individuals who support us, through emails, phone calls and face to face contact
  • Liaise with community groups to encourage them to fundraise for us, and support their activities
  • Develop and manage relationships with the companies that support us, to ensure our partnerships are promoted and income is maximised
  • Represent Read for Good at external events and speak confidently about our work
  • Support our Trust Fundraising team through developing applications to family trusts, preparing impact reports and thanking
  • Identify, research, evaluate and pursue community fundraising opportunities

Person Specification

Ideal skills and experience:

  • Previous experience working in a fundraising role (desirable)
  • Ability to juggle a varied workload and manage competing demands
  • Strong written skills and a confident telephone manner
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Experience of working to targets and ability to work independently to achieve goals
  • Excellent administration skills, accuracy and attention to detail

For a full copy of the job pack including person specification and details of how to apply, please contact us via the form on this page.

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