Canning Town, Greater London
£27,000 - £33,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About the charity

Our mission is to build hope, enable lasting change, and end homelessness for people in East London. We are here to help people in our local community to build their new beginnings, by:

Providing a safe place - to make sure that people experiencing homelessness have somewhere safe to stay as they begin to rebuild their lives

Offering support - to encourage and enable people to build a better future for themselves, through the provision of personalised support, educational and life skills opportunities

Building resilience – to build networks of support, and empower people to navigate services with confidence and be a proactive member of their community outside of and beyond life at Caritas Anchor House.

We are going through an exciting period of change and growth, having recently launched an ambitious strategic plan, with goals including having a positive impact on the lives of more people experiencing homelessness than ever before.

About the role

In this role, you will be responsible for leading the organisation's corporate fundraising activity. You will ensure that corporate fundraising continues to grow as a crucial source of income, developing new fundraising ideas and initiatives in collaboration with supporters, as well as making applications to corporate foundations. The key to your success will be your ability to research, engage and steward new and existing corporate partners.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to significantly increase income and other support, in line with the overall fundraising targets and the organisational strategy. It is an important role within the Fundraising and Communications team, who are responsible for raising the profile of the charity and the experiences of those we are here to help and mobilising support to the cause.

Other responsibilities include

  • Develop our corporate fundraising programme,   maintaining a   strong pipeline to grow sustainable income for the charity from a variety of corporate sources.
  • Manage relationships with corporate supporters, maintaining exceptional supporter care and motivating,   stewarding and building loyalty to maximise funds raised.
  • Identify, devise and maximise opportunities to increase income and/or the organsiation’s support base from the partnerships and maximise opportunities for  repeat income and growth.
  • Develop corporate sponsorship opportunities, write fundraising proposals  to corporate partners, research and make written applications to corporate foundations.
  • Actively pursue strategic partnerships that, in addition to generating  income, provide the charity with gifts in kind, pro-bono support and skills- based volunteering opportunities that assist frontline work with residents. 

About you

  • Have experience working in a corporate fundraising or similar role in a charity.
  • Understand the various ways in which corporates can support a charity, and the motivations and decision making processes driving corporate giving.
  • Have a track record of achieving financial targets and developing income streams.
  • Have experience of using a CRM system or database within a fundraising environment.
  • Are self-motivated and able to work under pressure and prioritise in a busy environment.
  • Focused and results driven, with a readiness to seize new opportunities and source new ideas.
  • A member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising – desirable but not essential

About applying

When applying, don't forget to answer the questions in our application process to tell us more about how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience to be successful in this role.

At Caritas Anchor House, we are proud of our inclusive workplace where we celebrate difference, value everyone’s contribution, and where people of all backgrounds and cultures can thrive. We do not accept discrimination or harassment, and all our recruitment decisions are based on fair and open competition, with appointments on merit. We are committed to growing our workplace further by making sure that our teams are as diverse and inclusive as they can be. We welcome applications from everyone and encourage people with lived experience of homelessness, a disability, and from ethnic minority backgrounds to apply. This is to ensure we are taking positive action in order to achieve our legitimate aim of a balanced representation in our teams, at all levels. We want to foster a culture in which everyone is united around our shared mission and values, and in which our people are active participants in our success.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. The applicant must be entitled to work in the UK.

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Refreshed on: 14 October 2021
Closed date: 06 November 2021
Job ref: 21-2122
Tags: Fundraising

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