Could you motivate, inspire and influence individuals, groups, and corporations to support the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and achieve their fundraising goals? Do you love meeting and exceeding targets?
Would you like a people-focussed role where every day you have a direct impact on funding life-saving science?
If so, you could be our new Fundraising Manager for East Scotland. This is a great opportunity to cover a fundraising patch which has massive potential for growth.
About the role
When people affected by heart and circulatory diseases are in need, they turn to us. With our research we give people hope. With our expert advice and training, we give people knowledge and support. In this role you'll have a direct impact by helping fund our life saving research and helping to build a healthier world for everyone.
In this role, you’ll recruit, manage, and support volunteer fundraisers within the community. You’ll identify, develop and steward new relationships with corporate supporters, fundraising groups, and high value prospects.
You’ll inspire and bring out the best in our supporters, corporate partnerships and fundraising groups, enabling them to achieve their ambitious fundraising goals and reach their potential.
Joining a brave, informed, compassionate, and driven team, you’ll work with BHF colleagues and volunteers to unlock new opportunities. You'll have the opportunity to make a real difference and impact in your community, help grow our BHF supporter network, and raise funds to power remarkable research breakthroughs.
This is a rewarding and fast-paced role, in a regional field team. No two days will be the same as you'll be working with individuals, groups, and corporates, supporting them with their fundraising ambitions.
This is a field-based role covering East Scotland (EH, TD postcodes).
Ambitious and tenacious, you’ll have strong planning and prioritisation skills, and enjoy working at pace and managing multiple deadlines. You’ll be data driven you’ll be able to provide insight and analysis to identify and nurture opportunities.
A creative thinker, you'll have exceptional problem-solving skills only matched by your ability to bring the BHF to life and tell stories about our research that influence and motivate.
The team combines experience from the private, public and third sector and we're looking for someone to join us with:
• Business acumen with proven experience of meeting and exceeding targets and working to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
• Excellent ability to motivate, inspire and influence people
• Strong communication and networking skills and a proven ability to build long last relationships
• Proven ability to track and report on income
• A track record of writing proposals that are engaging and concise
You'll need to live in the "EH" postcode areas or be able to relocate to this region. If you intend to relocate, please make this clear in your submission.
You'll need a full UK driving licence, access to a car, and the ability to work evenings and weekends where required. You can work under your own initiative from a home base whilst still contributing positively to your regional team.
In your supporting statement, we would like you demonstrate:
• Pitching and winning a partnership or project with a focus on identifying and securing the opportunity
• An example of growing income and networks
• Experience of managing high-value corporate and/or individual relationships
• Your passion for our cause
• Whether you plan on relocating to the region (if not already living there)
Everything we do comes back to funding life-saving research into all heart and circulatory conditions including heart failure, stroke, and vascular dementia. Every hour of research we’ve ever funded, every item we’ve ever sold, every campaign we’ve ever run, all the support we’ve ever given. The donations we receive are used to make people’s lives healthier and longer.
We celebrate diversity and make inclusion part of what we do every day. It sits at the heart of our People Experience. Our aim is for all of our colleagues and volunteers to bring their true self to work.
Here at the BHF we understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life. Many of our people work flexibly in many different ways. Please feel free to talk to us about the flexibility you may need; we’re happy to explore what’s possible for you and the role.
What can we offer you
We offer excellent benefits including generous annual leave, private medical insurance, dental health cover, pension, and flexible working. We commit to actively developing you and offer learning and development opportunities to support, inspire and help you unlock your full potential. To find out more about benefits available at the BHF please download our benefits document on our website.
Initial interviews will be held virtually on 10 January (PM) and 13 January. Second round interviews at our Edinburgh office (The Cube, 43a Leith St, Edinburgh EH1 3AT).
How to apply
Important note: If you do not currently live in the region specified, please clearly state your plan to relocate within your supporting statement.
It’s quick and easy to apply for a role at the BHF. Just click on the apply button below. All you’ll need is an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement, outlining your interest in the role and how you meet the role’s criteria.
As part of our commitment to be an inclusive employer, and ensure fairness and consistency in selecting the best candidate for this role, the BHF will use anonymous CV software as part of the application journey.
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.