Hertfordshire Action on Disability (HAD) is one of the leading charities in Hertfordshire for people with disabilities. Our aim is to support our clients maintain their independence. We are looking for an experienced and passionate Fundraiser to join the team based in Welwyn Garden City.
This person will help us generate financial support for our existing mobility services and some exciting new projects, with our aim being to triple our income over the next two years.
This newly created role will secure an agreed target of income from charitable Trusts, Foundations and grant-making bodies as well as identify corporate sponsorship opportunities. The fundraiser will also be responsible for building relationships with the community, to generate vital funds from local and national businesses, groups, associations and individuals.
The successful candidate is likely to have experience in bid writing or writing applications, and a track record of achieving fundraising targets. The role will also involve securing partnerships with businesses and community groups, so you will be used to networking, building long term relationships and maximising opportunities.
You will be the sole fundraiser within our Charity and will be supported by our Board of Trustees and senior management team. This is a new position and hopefully the successful candidate will be able to develop and grow the role.
- Research funding/sponsorship opportunities
- Compile, write and submit applications to grant-making Trusts and Foundations
- Build upon existing donor relationships and form new donor relationships
- Collaborate with other organisations and groups within the community to build partnerships and increase fundraising activities
- Report and respond to donor and funder enquiries
- Assist in planning and coordinating fundraising events
- Create marketing materials such as flyers, brochures and social media to be used for the promotion of events and other fundraising campaigns
- Regularly meet or surpass agreed fundraising targets, focusing efforts on fundraising activities with highest return on investment
- Provide an excellent supporter journey focusing on donor retention
- Maintain complete and orderly records of donors and manage regular donor communications (complying with GDPR)
Job Skills & Qualifications
- Experience of writing applications/bids or corporate fundraising
- Empathy and can develop long term relationships with key parties to grow our fund-raising base
- The ability to meet financial targets
- Excellent organisational abilities and attention to detail
- At least one year of fundraising experience
- Quick thinker and ability to make decisions under pressure
- A willingness to carry out a range of administrative tasks.
- Experience of securing four to five figure grants from Trusts and Foundations
- Degree in either, public relations, media, marketing, law, business journalism or related/applicable area.
- Free Parking
- Flexible Working Hours
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Could you make a visible difference? Are you passionate about helping others and improving people’s lives? An exciting opportunity has become available to join our small but ambitious and friendly team, as our Communications Officer. British Blind Sport is the National Disability Sport Organisation that supports blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport.
The successful candidate will be an integral part of the team, leading our national charity’s marketing and communications programme, raising the profile of British Blind Sport’s membership, leading on campaigns and promoting a broad range of projects, events and fundraising activities. A strong foundation has been created and we are looking for an outstanding individual to take our communications to the next level.
There has never been a more exciting time to work at British Blind Sport, as our services develop further, particularly with the launch of our new online activity finder on the horizon.
About the role
Candidates for this post must have a proven track record of delivering against marketing and communication KPIs and outcomes. A high level of planning and strategic development, time management and customer service skills are needed as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work well in a team.
Experience in supporting visually impaired people or vast knowledge of sport is desirable but not essential. Occasional weekend or flexible working may be required. The successful candidate must be willing to travel as the role requires.
British Blind Sport is passionate about supporting and developing their staff. We believe a work/life balance is important and actively support our staff to achieve this. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and where appropriate for a role, a full DBS check will be requested.
British Blind Sport actively promotes diversity in employment and welcomes applications from all parts of the community, particularly people with sight loss.
About the organisation
For over 40 years, British Blind Sport has been working to make a visible difference to the lives of visually impaired people through sport. Our organisation is the UK leader for supporting people with a visual impairment to lead active lifestyles and operates a membership programme with over 1,000 active members.
“Knowing that I make a positive impact to people’s lives makes my job worthwhile.” – Lijana, Young Leaders Officer.
“I enjoy working at British Blind Sport because it is both challenging and rewarding. No two days are the same!” Logan, National Partnerships Manager.
The post holder will be based at our offices in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Hosting regular social events and training days, the organisation has an ethos of fun and enthusiasm as well as professionalism and passion for our work.
How to apply
To apply for the role, please complete the job application form (CVs will not accepted).
Interviews will take place on 1st October at the British Blind Sport office. If you are unable to attend on this date, please state so in your application.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.