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ROLE:

Fundraising Officer

TYPE:

Full Time - Permanent

SALARY:

£30,000 PA

LOCATION:

Bedford

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Major Donors/Corporate giving:

  • Research, identify and pursue new sources of potential corporate income
  • Support senior staff in cultivating a network of major donors
  • Liaise with businesses across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and North Hertfordshire to raise our profile and promote sponsorship, volunteering and other forms of support
  • Apply for/attract and oversee specific corporate social responsibility initiatives run by corporate organisations
  • Explore and promote sponsorships for certain areas of the organisation

 

Trusts and Foundations:

  • Working in partnership with the Bid Writer identify opportunities for funding applications to relevant charitable Trusts and Foundations. This may/will include research, writing, costing, presentation and monitoring
  • Assist when necessary with specific tasks on large-scale bids and tenders as required

 

Community Fundraising

  • Make presentations to organisations across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and North Hertfordshire (schools, churches, rotary clubs, corporate businesses etc.) to raise our profile and explore fundraising possibilities.
  • Provide opportunities for donating, including cash appeals to existing and potential new donors.
  • Maximise donations via IMPAKT housing & support’s website and online giving.
  • Develop and oversee committed giving.
  • Explore and utilise as appropriate digital and new media fundraising including crowd funding for specific projects.
  • Support staff/service users who organise their own fundraising activities, including recordkeeping to ensure we approach the most appropriate sources for each cause, and avoiding any potential duplication .
  • Maximise Gift Aid contributions across all community fundraising initiatives.
  • Ensure all donors are thanked appropriately for their contributions.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Experience working within a charity and registered social landlord
  • Experience of engaging with corporate businesses
  • A recognised fundraising qualification would be desirable
  • Ability to effectively network
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

BENEFITS:

  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Life insurance
  • Wellness programme
  • Referral Scheme
  • Award Winning Company

SCHEDULE:

  • Mon-Fri 37.5 hrs per week
  • Office based

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

We reserve the right to close this recruitment if it is deemed that we have received a suitable number of applications. On this basis we would advise that applications are submitted as soon as possible. 

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ADDITIONAL APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Please add a covering letter answering the questions below. Applicants failing to answer the questions will not be considered for the role.

  • Describe how your previous experience is relevant to this role?
  • Why are you a good fit for this job?
  • What about this role excites you and made you want to apply?
  • Please describe your interest in working with us.