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Deafblind UK provides one-to-one and tailored support to people with combines sight and hearing loss, freeing them from a world of isolation and loneliness. We provide a variety of support services that range from helping people through hard times to enabling them to do the simple, everyday things that we take for granted such as getting out and about and keeping in touch with friends.
We are expanding our wonderful fundraising team and seeking an engaging and proactive, Regional Fundraising Officer, to be home based in Bristol.
This exciting opportunity will be key in developing new fundraising initiatives and projects whilst recruiting, engaging, managing and developing community & corporate fundraising supporters to maximise long term, sustainable income for the charity.
Within your region of Bristol you will be liaising with, identifying and nurturing key supporters (groups, individuals, and organisations) to raise awareness and income for the Charity.
There is no average day in this role - its challenging, committed and fast paced. You will have targets to meet and although lone working you will be supported by colleagues and management whilst knowing that ultimately you are making a real positive difference to individuals with sight and hearing loss.
Ideally you will have a good understanding, knowledge or practical experience of the Community Fundraising sector and key trends within it. You will be a passionate and confident engager, with a natural flair to build relationships for key funding opportunities whilst communicating clearly and assertively with a wide range of people at all levels. You will also have the drive and determination to succeed in a targeted role and the creativity to ensure funders and key stakeholders are well informed about the importance of our charity’s work.
You will need to be a driver with own transport and able to travel independently across the Bristol area.
You will have a keen, confident and hard working attitude, alongside sharing our organisation values such as caring, empathy, integrity and professionalism, which all make up the unique charity we are today.
Benefits - Choosing to work within our unique services you will not only be benefiting from a supportive network of colleagues, this will also be complimented by an excellent benefits packageincluding, Competitive annual leave allowance, opportunity to take part in bespoke training & gain qualifications relevant to your role, DBS Enhanced Check fully paid for by DBUK, inclusion in our pension scheme, Free eye tests and contribution towards glasses for VDU users and discounts at major restaurants, hotels, shops and cinemas and Other benefits from the Perkbox employee benefits scheme
Does this sound like you? then we want to hear from you ... apply today
To apply for this fantastic opportunity and to work within a well established charity then please complete the short application form and tell us why you are suitable for the role. A Job Description and Person Specification is available within the documents tab above.
For an application in an alternative format please contact the Recruitment Team
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