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Founded in 2002, our charity has saved the lives of thousands of dogs and cats most at risk in and around Yorkshire. Our rescue centre provides the space and support needed for these abandoned animals to recover, thrive and find a loving home.
We see the beautiful animal that is sometimes hidden under layers of pain and neglect, and rehabilitate them then match them to a new home and with the owners they need. Our focus is on the dogs and cats that most need our help, including:
£26,000 - £28,000 (depending on experience)
Hours of work:
Variable 25 hours per week Home based with 1 day in office at Rotherham, S66 1DZ
About the role:
The Fundraising Manager is responsible for devising, developing and implementing Rain Rescue’s fundraising programme, to maximise income and customer service. Working collaboratively within all areas to ensure voluntary income is maximised across the charity training other teams to be a part of the income generation.
Responsible for raising income from individuals and high-value donors, encouraging and visiting local businesses and corporates and also spreading the legacy appeal. This will including ownership of delivering the Donor Marketing, Social Media and Digital Fundraising plus providing exemplary Supporter Care.
This role is to generate and increase the income for Rain Rescue general activities supporting its daily ongoing work. This role will be the lead for the Fundraising team and evaluate existing fundraising activities and focusing on ROI of activities for both short and long term income generation. In addition and separate to this role, will be a Capital Appeal for Rain Rescue to develop the rescue centre expecting to commence late 2019/2020.
To apply for this exciting new role, please send your CV with a letter explicitly detailing your experience to date along with your expectations in this role, and providing details about the actions you would propose to take initially as well as long term. Applications without accompanying letters including this will not be considered.
Main Purpose of the Role:
Be responsible for devising, developing and implementing Rain Rescue’s fundraising programme, to maximise income and provide exemplary stewardship. Working collaboratively within all areas to ensure voluntary income is maximised across the charity encouraging other teams to understand the part they can play towards income generation.
Responsible for raising income from individuals and high-value donors, corporates and legacies. Including delivering Donor Marketing, Social Media and Digital Fundraising plus providing exemplary Supporter Care.
This role will lead the Fundraising team and evaluate existing fundraising activities and focusing on ROI of activities for both short and long term income generation.
STAFF AND VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT
HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT
The Fundraising Manager is authorised to liaise with supporters, businesses, corporates, suppliers other charities and any other organisations that might be necessary in the performance of these duties. With that authority, all contact must be made with consideration that the jobholder is acting as an ambassador for the Charity.
This job description summarises the main duties and responsibilities of the job. The jobholder may be required to undertake other appropriate duties as required by the needs and demands of the Charity from time to time
In addition to undertaking the duties outlined above, the jobholder will be expected to fully adhere to the following:
Experience and Knowledge
Substantial fundraising experience and ideally with experience of devising new acquisition programmes and a minimum of 3 years experience in an active fundraising role across a broad spectrum of fundraising.
Demonstrable track record of achieving and exceeding income targets and ability to create a realistic Fundraising Strategy in which to meet them.
Experience in generating income and recruiting new donors using all types of offline, online and social media including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Website and Text
Have skills and experience of working with a small charity and in a team where you are the lead person responsible for all aspects of income generation.
Experience of managing a small team including setting achievable targets and supporting others to increase their knowledge of fundraising and income generation.
Experience of building strong and effective relationships with donors, potential supporters and other stakeholders.
Experience of researching individuals and matching their interests to suitable projects to build a long term relationship.
Experience of using databases, preferably Donorfy and training others to ensure accuracy of data. To incorporate setting up / following procedures; and understanding data.
Demonstrable track record of proactively securing new funder relationships.
Skills and Qualifications
Highly numerate, with the ability to create, maintain and monitor budgets and expenditure
Have already established some relationships with major donors, businesses and evidence of success in securing high value gifts.(above 4 figures)
Ability to prioritise multiple demands
Excellent event management skills
Excellent IT & presentation skills
Educated to degree level or equivalent experience.
Articulate and persuasive, with excellent written and verbal skills and the ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships showing attention to detail.
Excellent at writing persuasive and engaging at writing magazine and article appeals and reaching out using Direct Mail appeals and proposals to achieve income targets
Good communication and organisational skills
Present a positive and professional image at all times and not afraid to approach people and identify the right person in a business to ask.
Passionate to help a young animal welfare charity grow and provide a safe haven for dogs and cats into the future.
Self Starter, highly motivated and organised with a positive work ethic and ‘can do’ attitude
Uphold the fundamental principles and act with integrity and in accordance with Rain Rescue’s values and obligations.
Recognise the implications of working within a charity and a voluntary organisation.
Work with integrity, impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences
Act in accordance with the Charity’s Equal Opportunities Policy, which is designed to prevent discrimination of any kind and ensure equality of opportunity is a key principle that is continually embraced. Undertaking all duties in a way that values others and does not discriminate and promotes equality.
Ensure that all duties are carried out in line with the Charity’s health and safety, operational, performance management, personnel, data protection and financial regulations, policies and procedures.
Adopt a corporate image at all times and always act in the best interests of the Charity.
Maintain absolute confidentiality with regards to the Charity’s information, procedures, ways of working and clients.
The charity supports around South Yorkshire and we are looking for someone who already understands the contacts and businesses of the local area. You will be expected to be telephoning and driving around to potential donors to secure funding.
Full driving licence and use of own vehicle for business use is required
Able to work occasional unsociable hours, weekends and stay overnight if required for travel.
At interview stage the candidate will be expected to prepare and present on the topic of
" How you would manage the first year of increasing the individual and major donor strategy for our charity". You will have access to Powerpoint for a 10 minute presentation with questions and answers for your proposal.