This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Fundraising Assistant to join a new charity and to make an immediate impact. With the expansion of the organisation there will be opportunities for career development for the successful applicant.
About the organisation
The Mary Roxburghe Trust is a relatively new charity which is restoring West Horsley Place, its gardens, farm buildings, stableblock and estate to create a new and vibrant centre for the visual and performing arts and the teaching of crafts. The Trust was created in 2015 by Bamber and Christina Gascoigne after Bamber was left the whole estate on the death of his aunt, Mary Duchess of Roxburghe, in 2014.
About the role
The Fundraising Assistant will be joining the organisation at a pivotal time and will play a crucial role in setting up the fundraising function alongside the Head of Development. This is a small organisation and the Fundraising Assistant will work closely with other members of the wider team to achieve the objectives of the charity.
The Fundraising Assistant supports the Head of Development and the wider Trust in achieving the development objectives in the Fundraising strategy. The role will initially be responsible for supporting with the set-up of the client relationship management database and establishing systems and processes in support of fundraising.
After initial set-up, the Fundraising Assistant role will focus mainly on individual giving and fundraising administration with opportunities for more involvement with higher-level giving once the role is established.
This role requires a high level of flexibility as it includes some evening and weekend work to attend fundraising events.
Salary and benefits
· This role is full time (37.5 hours per week). Part-time will be considered;
· Salary £24,134 per annum;
· Annual leave 38 days inclusive of bank holidays;
· Contributory, matching pension of 5%.
General skills, attributes and experience
Friendly, approachable and helpful
Organised and solutions focused
Professional in appearance and approach
Team worker, willing to pitch in and help
Ability to work with limited direction
Excellent written and face-to-face communication skills
Excellent telephone manner
Excellent IT skills including Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint
Fundraising skills and experience
Minimum of 2 years in a similar role
Experience of face-to-face fundraising
Experience of donor relationship management
Experience of managing low-level individual giving programmes
Experience of managing a CRM database such as Donorfy
Experience of working in a heritage environment
Experience of working for a small (<50 employees) charity
Experience of setting up a CRM database
Event management or event support experience
Marketing experience including digital
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.