What the job involves
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and ambitious fundraiser to join our small, dynamic Fundraising team, with the chance to really make your mark. Your role is to engage influential and high-profile individuals and Family Trusts in the UK, connecting them to the difference they can make by enabling 1.5 million people to live a life free from poverty, with dignity and purpose.
Providing the highest level of stewardship, you will ensure existing and new supporters feel valued, inspiring them to make five, six and seven figure gifts, which will significantly improve the lives of men, women and children living in poverty today. You’ll also harness the support of our enthusiastic and influential Trustees and Leadership Team, involving them in ‘making the ask’, thanking, as well as attending events.
What we want from you
You will be a strong team player, with the enthusiasm and willingness to be flexible in achieving targets and outcomes. With significant experience of major donor and/or Trust fundraising and a proven track record of achieving five and six figure gifts, you will have outstanding persuasion, negotiation and communication skills, along with the ability to develop strong relationships
You’ll be highly organised and adept at juggling multiple tasks and deadlines, with an ability to balance management of existing donors with exploring potential new support. You’ll be able to dive into the detail of individual engagement plans whilst keeping an eye on the big picture potential of the overall programme and how to achieve it so we can transform more lives.
Why we’re here
Opportunity International unleashes the power of entrepreneurs in some of the world's poorest countries. Through innovative partnerships, our programmes enable people to access financial services and training to expand their businesses, feed their family, access quality education for their children, create jobs and change the world.
The support we’ll provide
Join our team and you’ll be working at an agile, dynamic charity that will help you learn, develop your skills and expertise, and achieve your highest aspirations. We provide everything you’d expect from a professional organisation – competitive benefits package, contributory pension scheme, and life insurance,– but much more besides. We are also committed to flexible working. Work with us and you’ll see your efforts pay off as we fight for a better future people can live free from poverty, with dignity and purpose.
Closing date: 5th February 2021
Interview date: Week commencing 15th Feb 2021
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