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£25,813 - £28,025 per year
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Job description

Job Title: Community Fundraiser, Durham and North Tees

Region: Home based (Durham and North Tees region)

Directorate: Fundraising

Contract: Permanent, Full Time, 35 hours per week

Salary: £25,813 to £28,025 per annum

 

The Role

At the Royal British Legion, we believe in building on potential. As a Community Fundraiser, covering the Durham and North Tees area, your ability to coordinate Poppy Appeal activity in your region could have a real impact on people’s lives.

At its heart, RBL is a people organisation. People who want to do the very best for others, while at the same time making the most of the opportunities and experiences we offer them.

We are the country’s largest Armed Forces charity, with 210,000 members, 50,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities; helping us give support wherever and whenever it’s needed.

As a Community Fundraiser you will be responsible for ensuring that supporters and other key stakeholders (members, local authorities, partners etc.) receive the support necessary to maximise the impact of the appeal.

You will manage day-to-day relationship with supporters ensuring all financial activity is cost effective and compliant, whilst also ensuring that all supporters have a great experience whilst supporting the Legion.

If successful, the main duties of your role will be:

  • Manage the activity of a range of local supporters and partners (Poppy Appeal Organisers, other volunteers, regional corporates, and organisations) in order to achieve income budget/forecast
  • Identity, plan and monitor progress of key activity
  • Manage an agreed number of relationships across your area, ensuring that your supporters have the tools, resources, and support necessary to maximise their fundraising activity
  • Develop and support a portfolio of regional corporate partnerships
  • Recruit and induct new Poppy Appeal Organisers (PAO)
  • Carry out PR/media activity with support from the Regional PR team
  • Represent the legion locally carrying out engagement activity and providing updates to key stakeholders

Highly motivated and with excellent communication, you’ll be experienced in building effective relationships and developing commercial opportunities with key corporate and community stakeholders. You will have proven experience of working closely with volunteers, as well as experience in developing relationships with local businesses.

The position is home based, however the successful applicant will be expected to live within or near the regional area. A full driving licence with access to a car is preferred and that you are adaptable in your approach, with the flexibility to work some evenings and weekends when necessary.

 

About the Royal British Legion – Careers in Fundraising

Across the country, in every city and on every street, the RBL is there to support our Armed Forces community.

With over 200 employees, our Fundraising teams form an important part of this pack. Their passion and collaboration bring in millions of pounds every year. Money that goes on to improve and change the lives of this community.

It's this mission, this scale, this challenge and the values we all live by, that makes the RBL such a fulfilling place to thrive.

As a directorate we commit to ensuring our supporters feel valued, and driven to deliver fundraising that is effective, agile and sector leading. We do this by putting supporters at the heart of everything we do, and by embedding a learning culture in our teams where process improvement and innovation are embraced and celebrated.

So, if you want to give your days meaning. To put your passion into a role with real impact. To support people and be supported yourself. In an inclusive team that faces every challenge together. Whatever your interests and ambitions, we think you’ll find a role here that works for you, with career opportunities right across the UK.

 

Diversity Statement

We believe that the compassion, understanding and service we show each, and every individual customer should be reflected in the way we all support, respect and include every individual who works with us.

It’s because of this that we have strived hard to create a One Legion culture that we can all feel part of and succeed in. It’s why we make sure that you have the opportunities you need to learn and develop. It’s why we’re invested in making RBL a truly inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves. It’s why you’re welcome, whoever you might be.

It’s why we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

 

How to Apply

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Closing date for this role is: Thursday 14th July 2022

We reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible.

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Posted on: 23 June 2022
Closing date: 14 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Fundraising

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