Take the next step in your fundraising journey! The chance to build new channels of fundraising with the support of an established team that prioritises staff wellbeing and innovation.
We aren’t looking for someone to fill a role. We are looking for someone who can become a valued member of the team, bringing their ideas, ambitions, and thoughts at every step. Someone who isn’t afraid to get it wrong, and will step up and support others to overcome barriers and learn new skills. We value kind leadership at every level.
You will be working within a small but thriving organisation that values your views and encourages personal and professional development. Investing in people, creativity, independent thought, and brave leadership allows us to deliver life-changing impact to children and young people with Down’s syndrome in Kent and Medway.
We are seeking a proactive, flexible, driven, and organised person to support the expansion of our fundraising activities, specifically in individual giving and corporate support. This role will be integral to the growth and development of our work, supporting the Down's syndrome community in Kent. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to widen their skills, gain valuable experience, and develop a career in the not-for-profit sector.
The ideal candidate will be proactive and self-motivated to achieve success, with excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will be experienced in charity fundraising. You will have experience in communication management, as well as the design and execution of suitable communication material. You will have had demonstrable success at engaging people to a cause and motivating giving.
JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION
Fundraiser - Corporate relationships and individual giving.
17.5 hours per week (the postholder will also be required to work occasional unsociable hours in the evening and weekends when needed, for which time off in lieu will be offered)
£ 25,500 - £28,000 per annum– depending on experience
Central Maidstone Office, ME14 1HH. There may be flexible working options and some home working available on request.
Accountability / reports to:
Everyone has the right to live their lives to the fullest of their potential, regardless of disability or disadvantage.
To support children and young people with Down’s syndrome and their families to access the right support to live full and vibrant lives.
The charity’s services are funded through a mixture of restricted grants, community, and corporate fundraising. This post will ensure will expand and create fundraising streams with a particular focus on corporate relationships and individual giving.
The postholder is responsible for:
- Implementing the Fundraising Strategy to increase the charity’s income and help make the organisation more sustainable.
- Develop and maintain corporate partnerships.
- Maximising individual support with regard to regular donations.
- Develop a small-scale legacy giving programme.
- Lead the 50/50 Lottery and develop a growth plan.
- Building on the fundraising that is already in place within the charity – continually looking at ways to improve and increase support and income.
- Assisting in ‘storytelling’ projects and taking a strong lead in social media to promote our work.
- Research potential donors to gain insight into needs, beliefs, and donation habits to understand how to position our organization to them.
- Assist in creating new methods to raise funds for our organisation.
- Leverage technology and social media where possible to improve fundraising activities.
- Create marketing materials, like flyers and brochures, to be used for the promotion of events and other fundraising pushes.
- Analyse the performance of fundraising activities for effectiveness and to identify areas where performance could be improved.
- Maintain complete and orderly records of donors and manage regular donor communications. This will include using and managing a CRM.
- Build upon existing donor relationships and form new donor relationships on a regular basis.
- Collaborate with other organizations and groups within the community to build partnerships and enhance fundraising activities.
- Deliver the charity’s Fundraising Strategy and within that deliver the fundraising income target, which is agreed upon each year by the Charity Manager.
- Regularly explore, research and pursue fundraising opportunities.
- Undertake marketing and networking activities, including presentations as required, (in conjunction with internal and external colleagues) that:
- support the delivery of the charity’s aims and objectives
- support the delivery of the charity’s Fundraising Strategy
- cultivate existing and develop new relationships through informal and formal networking forums, groups and meetings
- Increase awareness of the charity’s need for funding.
- Keep abreast of relevant issues and key changes in charity fundraising and the wider voluntary sector by studying literature, national developments and attending appropriate seminars and training courses.
- Ensure that all fundraising activities are carried out in a manner which meets Charity Commission, Chartered Institute of Fundraising and legal requirements (i.e. compliant with all relevant legislation and the standards, policy and values of 21 Together).
- Operate within the Financial Procedures, Cash Handling and other processes in place within the charity to monitor and manage spend.
- Maintain office, information, recording and administration systems as required (including use of the CRM and the relevant pages of the charity’s website, social media and other forms of media).
- Develop effective and professional working relationships internally and externally promoting a positive image of 21 Together.
- Provide training and/or assistance to colleagues as necessary.
- Be flexible in approach to work in order to meet the needs of the charity.
- Adhere to all 21 Together systems, policies and procedures.
- Support the Charity values, behaviours and ethos.
To undertake any other duties as may be requested by 21 Together, any member of the Senior Management Team or the Board of Trustees, broadly consistent with the job description and level of the post.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check:
An Enhanced DBS Check is needed for this role - this will be carried out by 21 Together before appointment.
The details contained in this Job Description and Person Specification reflect the content of the job at the time it was prepared. However, it is inevitable that over time the nature of individual jobs will change; existing duties may be lost and other duties gained without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. Consequently, this Job Description and Person Specification will be revised from time to time and 21 Together will consult with the post holder at the appropriate time.
Education / Qualification
- Minimum 5 GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications graded C or above, to include Maths and English)
- Degree level standard of education
- Chartered Institute of Fundraising Certificate
Knowledge/ Work/ Experience/Skills
- Minimum of 2 years’ previous full-time experience of working in a fundraising role (especially with trusts & foundations and other grantmakers and including experience of working with corporate and individual donors)
- Proven track record of successful fundraising activities or equivalent roles.
- Experience delivering marketing and communication activities via digital platforms.
- Experience growing legacy giving.
- Proven track record of achieving income targets.
- Understanding of equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory working methods.
- Excellent understanding of social media and other digital fundraising opportunities.
- Excellent IT Skills incl. Outlook, Word, Excel.
- Experience in delivering presentations and information in a variety of formats.
- Strong organisational and planning skills, able to prioritise.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Full clean driving licence and use of a car for work purposes.
Attributes (characteristics / personal qualities).
- Active commitment to 21 Together’s Vision and Mission.
- Kind and respectful of different perspectives.
- Persuasive and influential.
- High level of enthusiasm and resilience.
- Ability to communicate at all levels and gain rapport with others quickly and easily.
- Ability to self-motivate and work on own initiative.
- Able to work independently and as part of a small team.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular the ability to develop relationships and build trust and interest.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Effective time management skills.
- Comfortable and willing to work directly with children / young people with learning disabilities and their families.
- Able to react quickly, positively and resourcefully to change.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.