Key Relationships Manager (Fundraising)
World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity.
Every day we bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love. At World Vision, our aim is simple – to keep every child free from fear. We are also proud to be voted one of the Top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2015’.
We’re able to do this because thousands of people in the UK are prepared to sponsor, donate, pray, campaign and share the stories of the children they support. We’re blessed to have so many loyal supporters but we want more people in the UK to experience what it feels like to really make a difference.
Our ambitious Key Relationships Team (Fundraising) is now looking to recruit a committed and dynamic Key Relationships Manager (Fundraising) to lead a growing team and drive some strategic partnerships. Success in this role hinges on two key aspects:
(1) a proven ability to establish, develop and strategically manage key relationships to meet high income targets in either a fundraising or business / sales role and
(2) demonstrable experience in being able to equip and inspire others to meet income targets. We have an exciting opportunity to engage and cultivate some wealthy prospects and donors and believe that we can make a real transformative difference to the lives of both the children we serve and the donors we work with.
The successful applicant is likely to:
- Have exceptional relationship-building and communication skills
- Have a successful track record in sales or fundraising with line management experience
- Be keen to apply their Christian faith to the pursuit of philanthropic partnerships
As a Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your faith within WVUK and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations
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If you believe you have the skill set to fulfil this great position, please apply via our website in order to complete our short online application form and upload your CV.
Your covering letter should include answers to the following 4 job specific questions:
1: What do you see as the key challenges potentially facing a major donor programme in the coming 12 - 24 months, and how do you think they should they be overcome?
2: Please describe a specific instance when you successfully influenced an individual or group of individuals to achieve a specific target in the sales or fundraising arena.
3: What would the performance metrics be for a team of fundraisers to ensure they achieve a collective goal?
4: What do you consider to be the key challenges in managing a team of major donor fundraisers?
5: What personal characteristics (core competencies) do you have that would make you suitable for this role?
It is essential that these five questions are answered in your covering letter, for us to be able to consider your application.
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and this role requires the post holder to have a Christian faith as an occupational requirement.
As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
Please note that if response for this role is higher than anticipated, we reserve the right to close this vacancy early.
All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.
Closing date: Ist November 2015
Interviews will take place during week commencing 9th November 2015
No agencies please