Farringdon, Greater London
£34,000 - £36,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

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Job Purpose

UK for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency's national charity partner, is looking for an ambitious, proactive, team player who can join us a Senior Direct Marketing Officer within the Individual Giving team.  The role will manage projects across Direct Mail, Press, Telemarketing and DRTV, with online integration and will play a key part in the success of UK for UNHCR’s annual fundraising programme.  The individual will be a confident communicator and experienced project manager. If you think you have the relevant skills and crucially, the passion to support the refugee cause, please apply, we’d love to hear from you.

Who We Are And What We Do

United Kingdom for UNHCR is the United Nations Refugee Agency’s national charity partner for the United Kingdom. We generate public awareness of the plight of refugees and raise funds to help protect them through UNHCR’s humanitarian operations across the world.

Our supporters include UK private individuals, communities, corporate partners, trusts and foundations. The funds we raise help UNHCR deliver emergency relief such as shelter, medical care and basic supplies to people fleeing conflict and persecution, as well as healthcare, education and livelihoods opportunities for those who remain displaced over the long term.

Nobody chooses to be a refugee, but we can all play a part in their protection and we want those who work with us to share our values and passion for the cause.

We strongly value diversity and recognise that it is critical to our success and the cause that we serve. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for all who work with us and strongly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds. 

We are also open to flexibility in many different ways, including an element of working from home and flexible hours.  Please don’t be afraid to speak to us about this at the interview stage, so we can explore what’s possible.

Role Responsibilities 

  • Manage a variety of offline projects across acquisition and retention (including Direct Mail, Inserts, Door drops, Telemarking and DRTV) from agency briefing, through to launch, meeting six figure campaign targets.
  • Deliver the quarterly supporter newsletter, working with suppliers to produce relevant and timely feedback on donor giving to improve retention.
  • Lead telemarketing campaigns, to steward donors and convert one-off cash donors to monthly giving. 
  • Deliver annual Press and DRTV Acquisition programmes, from media planning and creative development through to delivery, driving positive ROI recruitment.
  • Work with Digital Fundraising colleagues to create integrated, multichannel campaigns and an effective, donor-first giving journey.
  • In times of refugee emergencies assess fundraising opportunities and react within marketing activity as needed, collaborating with colleagues from across the organisation.
  • Manage data projects, including mailing file development, data cleansing, and Salesforce management as required.
  • Manage the production process for campaigns, developing supplier briefs and managing approval stages and end of campaign supplier reviews.
  • Manage donor research and mystery shopping as required, using insights to inform creative decisions and ensure donor centric fundraising.
  • Manage campaign fulfilment. Monitor campaign responses to identify issues and opportunities to improve future work.
  • From time-to-time support with Donor Care activities.
  • Ensure cost effective fundraising, manage individual campaign budgets and identify opportunities to improve ROIs.
  • Stay up to date with issues affecting displaced communities, campaigns from international, content and reports from the field. Scope new fundraising themes.
  • Share creative and insights with UK colleagues, global markets and HQ.
  • Participate in training seminars, workshops and skill shares where applicable. 

Personal Attributes and Experience 

Essential Experience

  • Extensive experience of scoping, briefing in, managing and delivering acquisition and retention fundraising campaigns.
  • Experience of managing projects  across a broad channel mix (inc. Direct Mail, telemarking and Press) and working with agencies/in-house teams and non-fundraising colleagues.
  • Experience of managing suppliers, including budget management, campaign planning and briefing. 
  • Experience of data file development (in collaboration with Data teams)

Essential Skills/Knowledge

  • Knowledge of direct marketing practices and principles
  • Able to act proactively and identify new fundraising opportunities.
  • Able to juggle and prioritise multiple tasks, meeting programme deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and proof-reading skills and an ability to give coherent and constructive feedback on creative and copy.
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done.
  • Numerate, with an ability to analyse results and identify trends.
  • Strong presentation, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent stakeholder and relationship management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • Media buying experience.


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Refreshed on: 02 June 2021
Closed date: 16 June 2021
Tags: Fundraising

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