EVENTS AND CHALLENGE FUNDRAISING OFFICER
Location: Office based in Maidenhead with hybrid working arrangements, a minimum of 2 days per week in the office. You should be within a reasonable commute of Maidenhead, which has fantastic direct train links and is located a 10-minute walk from the station. Maidenhead is a direct line stop from Paddington, London, with journeys taking approximately 35-45 minutes.
Contract Type: Fixed Term - 2 years
Salary: Circa £30-31,000 per annum, pro rata, depending upon experience
Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week
About the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is a highly respected and prestigious global organisation. We honour and care for the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring their sacrifice will never be forgotten. The battlefields may be long gone, but our cemeteries, memorials, records, events, community, and outreach programmes remain an important and abiding memorial to all those who fell. They are the last physical and human reminders we have of those world-changing conflicts.
About the CWGF
The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) is the charitable arm of the CWGC. The CWGF highlights the work of the CWGC through diverse projects that actively engage new audiences and find innovative ways to involve the whole community with our work - through education and outreach, voluntary activity, arts and heritage projects, local research and partnership working.
About this Role and You
As our first Events and Challenge Fundraising Officer you will be responsible for generating and growing income through development and delivery of a wide programme of events. You will bring new supporters to the organisation by ensuring exceptional event experiences and you will plan and deliver the supporter journeys to ensure ongoing engagement.
In this role, you will be strategically planning, costing and delivering a range of events within a fast-growing charity that is going through an exciting period of growth. This is an exciting mix of donor and sponsor engagement, event planning, administrative support, delivery and stewardship. As a critical member of small and dynamic team, the role will be high pressure, with challenging targets, and a lot of hands-on delivery.
We are looking for a passionate and driven fundraiser who has excellent event/project management experience. You will be an exceptional organiser, able to manage multiple projects within budget and driven to meet deadlines and income targets. Excellent communication skills are essential and as a team-player you will be able to build strong and meaningful relationships and offer exceptional customer service to internal and external stakeholders. You will be able to demonstrate a calm and adaptable approach as there will be times when you will be working with minimal supervision. You will also have a good working knowledge of databases. Some travel and attendance at evening and weekend events may be required, so it is essential you have a full UK driving licence.
In addition, we are looking for applicants who share our Values of Respect, Excellence, Teamwork, Communication, Professionalism and Commitment.
What We Offer:
- A generous holiday allocation, with 25 days annual leave, rising by 1 day per year up to a maximum of 30
- Paid public holidays
- Paid office closure between Christmas and New Year
- Flexible working arrangements
- Generous Pension Scheme, with CWGC contributing up to 15%
- Up to six times salary Life Assurance cover
- Employee Assistance Programme
- We offer piece of mind for our employees travelling on business via International SOS
How to Apply
Simply apply by sending us your CV, completed application form and cover letter Visit our website for more details about the role and for a downloadable copy of the application form.
We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to creating a respectful work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where any unlawful and/or unfair discrimination is eliminated. We will not unlawfully discriminate directly or indirectly in recruitment or employment on grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation or marital status, religion or belief.