Guildford, Surrey (On-site)
£18,500 - £21,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Cherry Trees is a small charity in East Clandon, Surrey providing exceptional home-from-home, specialist short-break respite visits for children and young adults aged 0-19 with a range of complex disabilities including learning, physical and sensory impairments.

Founded in 1980, Cherry Trees is a lifeline for the families of more than 100 children and young people who are regularly cared for here, whether it be after school for a few hours, a weekend or a longer stay. We are the key charitable supplier of short-break respite care in Surrey offering 24 hour support 7 days a week for 48 weeks of the year.

We are looking for a new Fundraising Assistant to join our Fundraising Team. A great opportunity to make a difference from day one, we're looking for someone with marketing and digital skills, attention to detail and a creative approach.

The Fundraising Assistant will provide fundraising and administrative support to our fundraising and communications department. You will help build and maintain effective relationships with our challenge event participants, individual givers, community supporters, and volunteers by providing excellent stewardship and support.

The role will be hands on within a busy fundraising team. It will provide the platform to gain experience and develop skills across a range of fundraising activity and provides fantastic potential for professional development.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • To be the first point of contact for all fundraising enquiries that come in by telephone, email, and post
  • Provide excellent support and stewardship to our supporters, challenge event participants, individual givers, community supporters and volunteers
  • To support the charity’s income and financial reconciliation processes
  • To record and send fundraising information, materials, and support to those raising money for us
  • Ensure thank you letters/certificates and emails are written in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Proactively use the fundraising database (Donorfy) to develop and manage supporters and ensure all activity and correspondence is recorded accurately, as well as supporting our team’s financial processes
  • To develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of our fundraising activity and to maintain the processes behind registration and online giving platforms
  • Help keep track of our fundraising merchandise stock and merchandise and reorder when necessary
  • Help to actively promote participation in our fundraising events to supporters
  • Build, manage and maintain rewarding relationships with existing and new supporters and colleagues and teams across Cherry Trees.
  • Support the promotion of marketing activity through our digital and social media channels
  • Continuously aim to improve the efficiency of administration processes necessary for the smooth running of the fundraising department.
  • General fundraising/administration duties, as and when required, to ensure the smooth running of the whole department including assisting in other team projects when they arise.

Further details including a full job description and person specification are available on our website. To apply please email us your CV and covering letter.

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Posted on: 17 May 2022
Closed date: 06 June 2022 at 12:00
Tags: Fundraising, Marketing

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