Background and purpose
We are the only UK-wide charity for all those affected by a genetic bleeding disorder; a community of individuals and families, healthcare professionals and supporters.
For almost 70 years we have campaigned for better treatment, been a source of information and advice, and supported people living with long-term conditions.
We want to ensure that everyone affected by a bleeding disorder:
- Lives the best life that they can
- Never feels alone or isolated
- Feels empowered and confident
We do this by:
- Raising awareness about bleeding disorders
- Providing support at all life stages
- Influencing and advocating on policy and access to treatment
More than 32,000 men, women and children in the UK have a diagnosed bleeding disorder, and the number rises every year. Membership of The Haemophilia Society is free and open to all.
The Community & Events Fundraiser is an exciting role and would be perfect for someone looking for their next step in fundraising. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing our community fundraising, managing several key events such as the London Marathon and Ride London and being a contact point for all our supporters and their events and activities. Your role will require you to build strong working relationships with our members, community and fundraisers, ensuring they feel inspired to support our work.
The purpose of the role is to:
- Provide guidance and support for supporters undertaking community fundraising and act as a key first point of call.
- Organise and project manage events and fundraising campaigns
- Develop key materials needed to promote events and fundraising campaigns
- Keeping up-to-date records and giving timely recognition of donations using our CRM system
- Creating fundraising communications to encourage greater participation, working with our Communications Officer and liaising with members and volunteers.
- Working with to strict deadlines to ensure that fundraising activity is widely promoted and the success of fundraisers is celebrated to encourage greater take-up of fundraising activities. You will be expected to regularly produce content for social media, e-news and the website.
- Representing the charity at events hosted by community and corporate supporters
- Showcasing the work of the organisation and speaking confidently at events about our work to connect fundraisers to our cause and encourage fundraising.
- Developing engaging national fundraising campaigns such a Buddies who Brunch
- Thinking creatively, developing action plans and budgets to support national campaigns like World Haemophilia Day and TalkingRed. You will be able to understand the diverse needs and abilities of our community and create accessible fundraising initiatives that work for a geographically dispersed supporter base.
- Understanding and maintaining relationships with external suppliers for fundraising e.g. Great North Run, Just Giving, London Marathon etc. to ensure that we are abreast of any new trends and developments, or promotional opportunities.
- Producing and keeping track of merchandise and promotional materials
- Creating and overseeing updates to fundraising packs and other printed and online fundraising materials.
Essential qualities, skills and experience
- Experience of organising and supporting events and/or community fundraising in a voluntary or paid role.
- Excellent organisational skills and ability to plan ahead, keep records, manage deadlines, prioritise workload and maximise your use of time.
- An outgoing, enthusiastic and helpful personality.
- A creative approach to fundraising and events.
- Great customer service skills, the ability to recognise and meet the needs of individuals and to manage expectations when required.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Numeracy and the ability to understand basic financial information.
- Ability to work in a team as well as to use individual initiative and judgement.
- Good level of IT literacy, including a good knowledge of standard business software, Google Suite and social media.
- A commitment to the vision and values of The Haemophilia Society
Desirable qualities, skills and experience
- Completion of a professional fundraising programme or training course.
- Experience of managing budgets, forecasting income and financial reporting.
- An understanding of long term health conditions, their impact on patients and families, and how being affected might act as a motivation for fundraising.
- Experience of managing a charity’s accounts for fundraising suppliers like Just Giving or other fundraising sites.
- A good knowledge of data protection (GDPR) legislation and good practice in information management.
- Well-developed IT skills with the ability to write engaging content for the website and social media.
- A good understanding of safeguarding principles when working with vulnerable people and the need for professional boundaries
- Proven ability to deliver an inclusive fundraising plan and achieve targets.
- Ability to gain the trust and confidence of members and supporters.
- Excellent project planning skills and ability to work on cross-organisational projects from design to delivery.
- A warm, compassionate and empathetic personality with the ability to develop positive relationships with people from all backgrounds including members and health professionals.
- Be an effective member of the team, recognising, respecting and promoting the different roles and diversity of the individuals in the team and presenting a positive impression of the team and The Society.
- Enthusiastic and fun with drive and determination to meet targets.
- Good attention to detail and accuracy in preparing communications and events.
- A highly motivated, supportive and collaborative team worker.
- Values-driven with a proven commitment to social inclusion and equal opportunities.
- Must be prepared to travel throughout the UK and to work varying hours including evenings and weekends as required.
- Due to the nature of our work with children and vulnerable adults, this role will require a DBS check and checks on previous employment.
How to Apply
To apply please send a cover letter and up to date CV, highlighting your achievements to date and outlining your suitability for the post.
Our other benefits are:
- 25 days holiday (including 3 days over Christmas) plus public holidays
- Flexible working applications considered having passed the probation period (six months)
- Generous pension
- Life and income protection insurance
We look forward to hearing from you.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 10 October 2019 in London.