Position: Regional Community Fundraiser
Location: Essex Region (Home-based)
Job type: Full Time, 19-20 Months Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Benefits: 30 days holiday, enhanced pension contributions, life assurance, and flexible approach to working
Closing date: Wednesday 11th September 2019
About the role:
This is a new home-based regional fundraiser role focused on the Essex region working as part of a dynamic and driven supporter-focused Community Fundraising Team. This pivotal community role is focused on a new growing area of fundraising for the charity and you will be a vital part of our strategic ambition to localise GOSH through our Never Far Away Essex appeal. We’re aiming to raise £300,000 within two years and this role will be instrumental in delivering this income and network of new supporters for GOSH.
You’ll be leading on implementing our appeal strategy, driving new business delivery and managing a strong prospecting pipeline to grow our support in Essex. It’s an exciting role stewarding our high-value supporters across the county, working with them and our local volunteers to inspire new support for GOSH, building an effective network of long-term relationships across the community from individuals to local businesses, to organisations and schools.
About the Team:
Community Events is a public-facing team raising around £6m every year, working with thousands of supporters across the UK who raise money in aid of the Charity through a varied range of activity. The team also has responsibility for our volunteer ambassador programme, in-memory fundraising, and the ‘Charity Hub’ at the hospital, whilst working closely with the wider hospital community.
This exciting role would suit a positive, highly driven, self-motivated communicator who prides themselves on spotting and converting new opportunities with all types of community audiences. A track record of donor development, building strong relationships and new business experience (including achieving and exceeding targets) is key to focusing time and energy where it counts.
Specifically, you will have:
- Significant relevant fundraising experience (or sales-focused / target-driven role working with community audiences).
- Proven ability in driving new business opportunities (from prospecting to long-term support).
- Excellent relationship-manager and networker.
- A passion for working towards ambitious targets and raising the local profile of GOSH.
- A strategic approach to capitalise on opportunities and prioritise best ways to add value.
- Keen ability to take ownership of your objectives and be a self-starter.
- The ability to travel around the Essex region daily with a full, clean UK drivers’ licence and access to a car for frequent local / regional travel, as well as effective broadband internet access for homeworking.
The ideal candidate will also have:
- Experience of home-based working with a regional / local community focus.
- Database experience (Salesforce), analysing information and reporting on KPIs.
- Knowledge of IOF guidelines ensuring all fundraising activities are compliant.
- Previous experience of working with and getting the best from volunteers / local contact.
About the Charity:
Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, over 600 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Without donations, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity can’t help fund ground-breaking research, advanced equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities. Our staff help to raise these vital funds for the hospital. A better future for seriously ill children starts with you.
Recently awarded with a ‘Best Companies 2-star accreditation' and placed number 17 on the 2019 Sunday Times Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies list - we offer a range of attractive benefits including; a flexible approach to working, 30 days holiday, life assurance, enhanced employer pension contributions, and a discounted season ticket loan.
How to Apply:
Please click on the apply button in the top right-hand corner where you will be taken to a short application form to complete. You are encouraged to include a cover letter with your application, and should refer to the ‘Application and Interview FAQs’ on the career section of our website before you apply.
Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and we reserve the right to close the role prior to the closing date, should a suitable applicant be found. Therefore, you are encouraged to apply right away, to avoid disappointment.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unfortunately only able to inform shortlisted candidates of the outcome of their application. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If your application is not successful, we hope that you will not be discouraged and will still apply for other suitable vacancies in the future.
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