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There are currently over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, and this is expected to increase to 1.1 million by 2025, and 2 million by 2050.
In response to this Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them, giving the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions people need. The unique dementia expertise and experience an Admiral Nurse brings is a lifeline - it helps everyone in the family to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.
The charity has seen significant income growth over the past four years, (income has more than doubled to £6.5m), and we have ambitious plans to maintain this growth so we can significantly increase the number of Admiral Nurses, and the specialist support they provide.
Community Fundraising will play a key part in this expansion, as a key income stream for the charity. The charity is very invested in community fundraising and there is a great deal of support for the team (and post holders) to help them continue this growth. This is a great opportunity for someone to have a real impact and make their mark across their region, raising vital funds and awareness.
Purpose of Job
To engage, manage and develop relationships with community fundraising supporters - including groups and individuals in your region – providing outstanding stewardship and maximising sustainable long term income for Dementia UK.
Work closely with the Regional Fundraising Manager on the delivery of the Community and Challenge Events strategy and operational plan.
With the Regional Fundraising Manager to be responsible for the delivery of the Community and Events fundraising budget and targets/KPIs.
Manage existing and develop new areas of community fundraising including: schools, universities, golf clubs, rotaries, faith groups and other community groups.
Support our flagship community fundraising event Time for a Cuppa within the region.
Steward community fundraisers, identifying high value supporters and potential fundraising groups.
Work with the Regional Fundraising Manager to set up and support new fundraising groups.
Recruit, manage and motivate volunteers to undertake fundraising and awareness activities on behalf of Dementia UK through our Volunteer Ambassador programme.
Respond to Regional Fundraising enquiries on the phone or by email, within agreed departmental guidelines.
Manage and develop relationships with supporters, delivering excellent levels of supporter care including motivating them and recognising their achievement to encourage their long term support.
Attend events on behalf of the charity, receiving donations and delivering presentations on the charity’s work.
Help to plan and deliver supporter meetings (national and local).
Promote Community and Challenge Events opportunities in region eg. via our website, social media and other formats as appropriate.
Assist with the development of community and event fundraising materials.
Support on the day Challenge Events activity within the region, where appropriate
Update and maintain all paper, financial and database records to agreed standards and timescales.
Play a full role as a member of the Community and Challenge Events team, and contribute to the development of the Community and Challenge Events fundraising strategy and operational plan.
Work in partnership with other areas of Fundraising & Communications to maximise the total lifetime fundraising potential of supporters, and awareness opportunities, for Dementia UK.
Support and develop any interns or volunteers in line with Dementia UK policy and practice.
Have a strong working knowledge of Dementia UK’s vision, mission and impact.
Complete any other duties and responsibilities as requested, commensurate with this role, and to work at all times in compliance with the Institute of Fundraising Code of Practice, Fundraising Regulator and Dementia UK policy.
See attached job description for further details and full person specification.
Please note that only applications including both a CV and a covering letter will be considered for interview.