Job title: Fundraising Officer
Directorate: National Memorial Arboretum
Contract: Permanent. Full Time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £23,800 to £26,000 gross per annum
About the National Memorial Arboretum
The Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance and part of the Royal British Legion. We are the Nation’s centre of Remembrance, freely open to all. Our 150-acre landscape is home to over 25,000 trees, punctuated by 400 memorials that recognise the service and sacrifice made by the Armed Forces, emergency services and civilian organisations to our country.
The Arboretum in one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions and we welcome over 300,000 people through our doors each year. They come to explore our site, learn more about the fascinating stories behind our memorials, spend time in our woodlands, and to attend some of the 250+ events that take place each year.
The Arboretum is an award-winning destination, including the 2018 Visit England Awards for Excellence: Large Visitor Attraction of the Year (Gold)
Our Values and Behaviours
Does the following describe you?
- A desire to provide great customer service
- Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others
- Passionate about supporting the ongoing development of the Arboretum
- Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop
- An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others
If so then we would like you hear from you ….
We are looking for an experienced fundraiser to join the Arboretum team, where you will help to raise awareness of our charitable status and generate income through fundraising activities. You will manage the Arboretum Friends scheme to maximise income, incentivise visitors and grow supporter engagement and insights. In partnership with the Visitor Services team, you will create and implement an onsite fundraising strategy to encourage visitor giving, and create a compelling dialogue to motivate visitor support. You will build mutually-beneficial relationships with colleagues in the Royal British Legion fundraising team to identify opportunities for shared resource/expertise, partnership working and collaboration on fundraising projects.
As the first point of contact for supporters/donors visiting the Arboretum, excellent communication and customer service skills are key. You will be responsible for ensuring that the Arboretum’s electronic database is fit for purpose, and that all activities conform to the Fundraising Regulator’s Code of Practice and other relevant regulations.
You will have a strong understanding and experience of fundraising practices, and be passionate about developing engaging customer journey’s for visitors, corporate partners and stakeholders to deepen relationships and increase fundraising income in this area against agreed targets.
This role may occasionally be required to work outside of core office hours in order to play an active role in supporting the team at profile raising events.
As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.
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
Please apply by clicking ‘Apply online’.
Previous applicants need not apply.
Closing date for this role is: Sunday 31st October 2021
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.