Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes
NJC Point £26,999 - £31,371 per year (pro rata)
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

We are looking for a Fundraiser with creativity and drive who can help us raise £150k per year and increase our fundraising reach.

With you we can make it happen

SFCS is a dynamic, forward-looking Adoption Agency and Charity that works hard to place the most vulnerable children into stable homes and provide support through a variety of services. Although we receive funding for our core placement work, there is so much more we want to do to support adopters and their families.

You will be joining a hard-working, friendly team who care passionately about the Charity’s work.  You will be the sole Fundraiser at SFCS, and you will work closely with the Marketing Officer. You will report to the Finance Manager, however you will also work with the CEO and Trustees.

This is a part time position  - 21 hours a week (3 days)

Overall Purpose:         

The overall purpose is to generate income through applications to grant making trusts, with responsibility for managing and developing the trust programme. 

Additional responsibilities include raising the profile of the charity and generating other voluntary income in support of the delivery of the Society’s services.

This will enable SFCS to develop further adoption support services to support adopted children, young people, their families and adopted adults.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Income Generation

  • To raise funds against agreed targets from a range of sources including trusts and foundations, companies, individual donors, business development opportunities, online channels and legacies and community groups and events.
  • To develop further the fundraising strategy and identifying, cultivating and soliciting gifts and grants from new trusts and foundations.
  • To research, plan, deliver and grow all areas of fundraising; being responsible for identifying, engaging and asking potential donors for their support, as well as effectively managing existing donor relationships.
  • To work with the Marketing Officer to create effective and persuasive fundraising materials
  • To communicate with potential and existing donors through a range of media including online via social media, in writing, by telephone, face-to-face meetings, formal presentations and networking events
  • To adopt, adapt and improve existing fundraising methods and investigate new areas of fundraising; making recommendations to senior management.
  • To understand and promote tax effective giving.
  • To be aware of and compliant with the Institute of Fundraising standards of good practice.

Additional duties

  • To take responsibility for the fundraising strategy, updating it regularly
  • Agree income targets and other relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with senior management
  • To monitor and review progress against fundraising targets and report to the management team and CEO monthly, and quarterly to the Trustees
  • To work with SFCS colleagues to understand priority funding needs, develop core and project proposals and budgets, and gather information required for donor reports.
  • To ensure that fundraising volunteers are properly inducted, supported and encouraged. 
  • To work with the Marketing Officer to ensure fundraising is promoted on Social Media and other opportunities
  • To respond appropriately and efficiently to compliments, complaints and concerns from donors and prospective donors.
  • To undertake other activities related to the objectives of SFCS as may be referred from time to time.
  • To maintain accurate and accessible records, maintaining the Donorfy database.
  • To work flexibly including some evening and weekend working.
  • To undertake further duties at the request of the Management Team.

This job description reflects the major tasks to be carried out by the post holder but in the interests of effective working, those tasks may be reviewed from time to time, reflecting the Organisation’s changing needs and circumstances. 

Within this job description, serious consideration is given to providing opportunities for individuals to pursue particular areas of interest, and to develop new initiatives and expertise where this fits broadly within the overall aims of the organisation.

Safeguarding, Confidentiality and Equal Opportunities

All staff are expected to be familiar with and comply with the Society’s safeguarding, confidentiality and equal opportunities policies.

Appointment to post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

The Society is first and foremost committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers working with children to share this commitment.  We apply recruitment and selection procedures which seek to ensure that no employee or volunteer is appointed who may pose a risk to children or is otherwise unsuitable to work with them.

Refreshed on: 22 August 2020
Closed date: 07 September 2020
Job ref: FR1
Tags: Fundraising, Governance

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