London, Greater London

£29,985 pa plus excellent benefits


Job Description

Closing date: 23 January 2019 at 11.30pm 
Interviews: w/c 4th February 2019

Do you have major donor fundraising or relationship building experience? Then join Shelter as a Fundraising Executive and you could soon be playing a vital role within our Major Donor team.

The housing crisis has become a national emergency that affects all of us. At Shelter, we believe a safe home isn’t just a fundamental need - it should be a right. That’s why, more than ever, this year and beyond we intend to lead the way to a safe home and give those suffering, a foundation on which to build a life for themselves. We’re going to speak up for the voiceless and endeavour to give them security, stability and self respect. We’re going to rally the country to join us on our mission to rise up, speak with a united voice, pick up the pieces and fix the underlying problem. Together we can bring fundamental change. And no matter how long it takes, we will succeed. Will you join our award-winning fundraising team and help us?

About the Role

Our Major Donor programme has increased its annual income by almost 200% in five years and now has a pool of donors who give regularly through recurring gifts or cash donations. Your challenge will be to steward this pool to ensure that they continue to give, and to identify opportunities to uplift donors wherever possible. This will involve regular mailings, bespoke reporting on areas of interest, additional materials such as cards and books and one-off personalised opportunities. And, when you're not busy designing, delivering and managing a first class stewardship programme, we’ll rely on you to support the Major Donor team by providing effective administrative support.

About you
A great opportunity to join a truly high-performing Major Donor team, you’ll need to be able to write clear, compelling reports/materials to effectively communicate Shelter’s work to prospective donors. You’ll also need strong administrative skills, including the ability to work to multiple deadlines and juggle a variety of projects. A flair for carrying out research and amalgamating information from multiple sources is important too, as is the initiative to solve problems and achieve results. Comfortable communicating with people at all levels, both internally and externally, you’re proficient using Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer, and familiar with Raiser’s Edge or a similar database.

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no-one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.