London, Greater London (On-site)
£25,690.03 to £28,087.95pa or £28,336.13 to £ 30,734.05 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Events & Community Fundraising Officer to join our established and friendly Fundraising team


If you, would you like to work for a leading mental health charity in a rewarding role where you will really make a difference, then join us here at Rethink Mental Illness.


Your role will be an agile position meaning you can work flexibly between 2 days at a fixed base in Albert Embankment, London and from home. You will work full time, 35 hours per week on a permanent contract with a salary of £25,690.03 to £28,087.95pa or £28,336.13 to £ 30,734.05 per annum inclusive of London Weighting. You can read more about the rewards you will receive on the full advert on our website.

The Fundraising Team are responsible for generating income for Rethink Mental Illness and Mental Health UK from a range of sources.  The team work closely with teams across the organisation to communicate the need for support, telling the stories of the work our charity delivers and how we’re changing lives for people severely affected by mental illness.

Rethink Mental Illness deliver both national and local services that enable and empower people to understand and manage their mental health in a person-centred and empathetic way.

With our local service delivery and national expertise in supporting people whose lives are affected by mental health problems, we have been able to mark a significant footprint in the areas that deeply challenge our mental health and stability.

The team deliver passionate and determined content to our audience to encourage members of the public to fundraise for Rethink Mental Illness. We create and deliver innovative campaigns, whilst helping to redefine fundraising, during unprecedented times.


What will I be doing?    


You will be responsible for:


  • Act as a first point of contact for anyone interested in taking part in an event for Rethink Mental Illness, recognising that some participants may be personally affected by mental illness. Taking potential participants from initial enquiry through to taking part in events, and exceed their expectations on service
  • Lead on Events & Community fundraising social media for the charity (both content and scheduling) to engage new and existing audiences on a range of topics, working with colleagues in the digital team. This will involve campaign creation.
  • Liaise and manage relationships with relevant external stakeholders (including marketing agencies, event organisers and 3rd party media agencies) to ensure the best possible value for money, and therefore ROI, for Rethink Mental Illness
  • Liaise with the media team to gain press & digital comms coverage for event participants.
  • Support with keeping the events web pages engaging and up to date
  • Assist the Events & Community Fundraising Manager with supporting our network of groups with materials, fundraising ideas, and central administration, recognising that many group members have lived experience of mental illness
  • Support story telling of where fundraising goes, through virtual and physical events (when possible). Includes the capture of supporters stories.
  • Manage third party supplier(s) responsible for delivering our fundraising challenges and be responsible for event risk management
  • Identify opportunities for growth, to maximise funds raised
  • Managing the use of fundraising platforms like Just Giving. Making sure our coding is up to date.
  • Working closely with our data team to create data selections for our campaigns and ensuring all finance codes are in place.


Other responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all fundraising adheres to our Supporter Promise as well as relevant fundraising regulation
  • Build and maintain strong and effective relationships across the organisation
  • Keep up to date on the work of the other areas of fundraising, making a contribution to the development and review of strategies in other fundraising areas
  • Have a clear understanding of the aims and objectives of Rethink Mental Illness and be able to communicate them in a strong and compelling manner
  • Represent Rethink Mental Illness positively at all times
  • To occasionally travel the country and work flexibly to meet the requirements of the job role (e.g. occasional evenings and days at weekends)
  • As with all employees, workers and volunteers; to encourage people to join Rethink Mental Illness as a member, donor or activist
  • To be able to work with basic computer packages


Who I am?


I have the essentials covered:

  • I am an experienced fundraiser
  • I have experience customer or supporter stewardship including planning and managing campaigns for fundraising events. This may include experience of relationship management.
  • I have developed and tested new fundraising products
  • I have excellent organisational and planning skills, with a track record of meeting and exceeding targets and deadlines
  • I am successful in managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders
  • I have experience in managing events
  • I can work with CRM systems, ideally
  • I can work independently, problem solve, manage my time and deadlines
  • I can travel to meetings and events regularly across the UK when travel restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so


I may also have:

  • Ideally, you’ll also have a fundraising or marketing related qualification, but this isn’t essential. The role may require other ad hoc duties and responsibilities as required.


Who are we?


We’re Rethink Mental Illness, a leading charity provider of mental health services in England. We support thousands of people through our groups, services, policy, campaigns and advice and information. Our work supports us in delivering on our mission: “A better life for everyone severely affected by mental illness.”


We welcome applications from everyone, applicants with lived experience, those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning+ (LGBTQ+), people with a disability, or those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are actively encouraged to apply. We are proud to have also been awarded Disability Confident employer status. We have an ambition of becoming an anti-racist organisation and we recognise there is more to do in ensuring our recruitment is fair and inclusive, which is why we are recruiting new roles in helping us to achieve this.


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Posted on: 20 January 2022
Closed date: 02 February 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Fundraising

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