Belfast
£18,250 - £20,246 per annum
Contract, 12 months, Full-time
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Job description

Fundraising Assistant
Reference: NOV20218169
Location: Belfast
Salary: £18,250.00 - £20,246.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Annual Leave, Life Assurance
Hours: Full Time
Duration: 12 months

Do you have the passion, ambition, professionalism, and enthusiasm to raise funds to help us make Northern Ireland a better place for people and wildlife?

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual with resourcefulness, initiative, and an eye for detail to prepare and submit grant claims to external funding bodies.  The post holder will also provide administrative support to the wider fundraising team.  If you have enthusiasm for our work to save nature and can demonstrate your talents and transferable skills for fundraising, we would love to hear from you.

You will join an energetic team delivering RSPB NI's vision for people and nature.  We can offer a role with variety, a friendly office environment with a dynamic team to work with and the opportunity to support work to conserve and connect people with NI's fantastic wildlife.

The post holder will work with colleagues across RSPB to help ensure our funders have an excellent partnership experience with us, increasing their understanding and awareness of RSPB's work in saving nature. You will be responsible for planning and attending meetings and events to manage funder and partner relationships.

This role involves preparing and submitting grant claims to external funding bodies, securing income to support our work from grant-making trusts, foundations, and other grantmakers.

Key role activities will include:

  • Compiling and submitting timely grant claims to funding organisations to secure funds and ensure they are received promptly against budgeted spend.
  • Identifying potential external funding sources and match these to agreed priority work on our nature reserves, projects, and core work.  
  • Completing funding bids (majority small bids (up to £5k and occasional medium sized bids (£5k-£100k) tailored to external funding bodies in order to secure income to drive forward RSPB work.
  • Providing administrative support to the fundraising team to ensure they are able to deliver theteam’s work programme and meet or exceed agreed key performance indicators.
  • Producing regular reports to assess progress and action needed against KPIs to ensure agreed annual performance targets are met.

The Fundraising Assistant role is an integral part of the team, and you will have:

  • A-level education or equivalent.
  • Good working knowledge of Excel and financial systems and information sources (e.g. budgets, annual report and accounts).
  • An understanding of and application of project management principles.
  • An ability to interpret complex information and communicate it simply to target audiences.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and negotiation skills with the ability to influence.
  • A demonstrable ability to organise oneself effectively and prioritise work in order to get the right things done.
  • Demonstrable experience in using Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Experience of collating, analysing and presenting complex financial information.

Closing date: 23:59, 07 December 2021

To Apply and for More Information:

If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website. 

We are actively recruiting for this role and reserve the right to close this advert at any time.

Please note that you will be required to upload a CV and complete an online application form where you will be given the opportunity to explain why you are best suited for this role.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies please.

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Posted on: 24 November 2021
Closing date: 07 December 2021
Job ref: 159262_RB
Tags: Fundraising
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