Job Title: Professional Fundraiser
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Woodley House, Aylesbury
Salary: £23,000.00 per annum
Hours: Full Time, 37 Hours per week
The Fremantle Trust is undergoing an exciting transformation. We are turning around our charity to ensure we are fit for the future.
We are a warm and positive organisation and the work we do is life affirming. We want to take an enabling approach to supporting people that use our services and provide outstanding care across the Trust.
About the role
The Fremantle Trust requires a Professional Fundraiser with exceptional people skills and a passion for the work we do. Your job will be to generate significant additional funds from a variety of sources that can be utilised to extend our core offering and truly deliver great care every day. This will include inspiring our local community to support the Trust, build relationships and collaborate with businesses in our area. You will co-produce activities locally with schools, colleges, and local businesses.
Your experience and knowledge will ensure that the Trust is proactive in identifying local, regional, and national fundraising and grant funding opportunities that the Trust can benefit from.
Daily duties involve
- Developing relationships with Corporate and Community Partners locally and beyond.
- Linking fundraising campaigns to overall marketing campaigns and strategic priorities, and to meet the specific needs of individual services and homes.
- Raising funds for the Trust to extend and support our core offering, and regularly meet or surpass fundraising targets.
- Research potential donors to gain insight in how to position our organisation to them and inform campaigns and other activities to generate funding.
- Assist in creating and implementing new methods to raise funds for our organisation
- Utilise Social media and other online platforms to promote the Trust and improve fundraising activities.
- Running community and corporate events to raise the Trust’s profile and encourage people to contribute financially, time and other in-kind resources to help with fundraising.
- Look to enhance our fundraising capabilities through attracting and coordinating volunteers to undertake fundraising on behalf of the Trust.
- Presenting and networking within the local community to build beneficial relationships and generate support for the Trust.
- Monitor and report on the impact of fundraising campaigns and activities, to inform future developments and to highlight specific achievements / learning.
What we need from you
- Ability to build and manage effective external relationships to achieve mutual benefit
- Proven experience of planning and running community events that deliver against clear outcomes
- Examples of delivering impactful presentations that achieved desired aims
- Ability to negotiate and influence with external stakeholders, for example to generate funds / fundraising opportunities
- Able to present an engaging and approachable public persona to build trust and generate funds / fundraising opportunities
- Well-developed research and networking skills to help identify and exploit income generating opportunities
- Able to prepare clear reports, presentations for a range of audiences to communicate and influence effectively
- Experience of planning and analysing the effectiveness of campaigns or projects
What you will receive from us
- A generous holiday entitlement, which increases after 3 years’ service!
- Lifestyle discount vouchers, including money off holidays, food, fashion, and sport
- lifetime benefits; Life assurance, pension
- Support and Career development
- Excellent company culture
Established since 1992, we are a charity and not-for-profit organisation that provides first class care and support for older people and adults with learning disabilities. Today, we have 1500 staff supporting over 1,100 residents at services across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, and Milton Keynes. Come and join a great team!