Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire
£25,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our friendly and dynamic team as a Supporter Care and Fundraising Executive, to support our ambitious new fundraising goals. The Supporter Care and Fundraising Executive will be responsible for supporting fundraising functions (major giving and supporter sponsorship scheme) within the Fundraising and Marketing team, as well as keeping our database up-to-date whilst building and maintaining relationships with our supporters.


Key Responsibilities

 Database and Supporter Care (30%)

  • Maintain and update the database (Raiser’s Edge NXT) including ensuring all individual records are accurate, supporter preferences are accurately recorded, batching and recording gifts accurately and producing monthly reports to monitor fundraising progress.
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing, recording and acknowledgement of donations including gift aid and online donations.
  • Maintain and build relationships with existing donors.
  • Work closely with fundraising and marketing colleagues to create a culture of individual donor development, inputting into the donor journey and delivering recruitment initiatives.
  • Develop and analyse donor data to support fundraising; identify trends in giving; ability to produce different reports, segment donors and strategise based on findings.

Major Giving and Prospect Development (40%)

  • Proactively identify potential funders (major donors, trusts and foundations and corporates) for projects and core support of The Horse Trust and lead them through the solicitation process.
  • Write and submit compelling and detailed funding bids to charitable trusts and corporates.            
  • Develop relationships with potential major donors and move them through the donor pipeline.
  • Work in close collaboration with colleagues from the leadership and management team to ensure all funding applications are high quality and successful, working on concepts to transform them into attractive and winning proposals.

Horse Sponsorship Scheme (30%)

  • Manage, promote and execute the horse sponsorship scheme and all supporter care activities involved in this including:    
    • Managing the online sponsorship portal
    • Bi-annual updates
    • Maintaining stock levels of all pack items
    • Dealing with supporter enquiries

Any other opportunities or duties that may arise.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience

Experience working within the charity sector or equivalent - ESSENTIAL

Practical experience of the use of a fundraising database, preferably Raiser’s Edge/ Raiser’s Edge NXT - ESSENTIAL 

Experience working in major giving including prospect research, due diligence screening, application writing and submission and donor pipeline management. - DESIREABLE 

Experience working in individual donor stewardship - DESIREABLE 

Experience of fundraising processes, donor relations and high value fundraising principles - ESSENTIAL

Excellent analytical and research skills with the ability to read and analyse a significant amount of data - DESIREABLE

Comprehensive knowledge of MS Office - ESSENTIAL

Sound knowledge fundraising regulations - ESSENTIAL


Educated to university level or equivalent - ESSENTIAL

Personal Attributes and Skills

Motivated, reliable, and professional - ESSENTIAL

Passionate and inspired by the work of The Horse Trust - ESSENTIAL

Enthusiasm, driven and confident - ESSENTIAL

Positive 'can do' approach and willingness to learn - ESSENTIAL

Flexible and able to respond to changing priorities and new opportunities - ESSENTIAL

More about The Horse Trust
The Horse Trust

The Horse Trust, the oldest horse charity in the world, was established in 1886 to help the plight of the working horses of London.  Set a... Read more

Refreshed on: 25 February 2021
Closed date: 03 March 2021
Tags: Fundraising

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