Community Fundraising & Engagement Manager

Job Title: Community Fundraising & Engagement Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-06-24 00:00:00
Reference: 271100735
Contact Name: Pedro Tsiamas
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 11, 2019 13:22

Job Description

An experienced Community Fundraising Manager is required for a children's charity based in North London for a 6 mont fixed term contract covering maternity leave.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in identifying Community Fundraising opportunities - including building excellent relationships and engaging campaigns - to join the charities passionate and dedicated team.

The successful candidate will have vision and will deliver and build on a strategy for engaging existing and new community supporters, to unlock the significant potential of this fundraising stream.

Main Responsibilities:

To establish, develop and maintain sustainable relationships with supporters in the local community in order to maximise income and volunteering potential
To proactively engage with local individual, businesses, groups & associations, schools and universities to gain their support through:
The delivery of local, regional and national fundraising initiatives and campaigns
Inspiring and equipping them to do ad hoc volunteer-led fundraising throughout the year within their local communities (raffles, sponsored challenges, in aid of events and so on) – including providing them with packs, materials and information, regular communication, thanking, etc.
Providing them with excellent stewardship throughout their fundraising journey
Engaging them with volunteering opportunities to champion the charity in their local area, and support the charity's fundraising and beneficiary events and campaigns
To develop the community fundraising growth plan with short-term and long-term results in mind, including creating and rolling out new initiatives and stewardship journeys for small / local businesses, schools, universities, committees etc.

Person Specification:

At least 2 years' experience of working within a community fundraising environment
Good knowledge of fundraising best practise, and marketing and event techniques
An outgoing and highly motivated individual who is able to work well on their own initiative, as well as part of a team
An individual who will feel passionate about the work of Rays of Sunshine with the ability to convey this passion to potential fundraisers
Strong interpersonal skills – able to interact with a wide variety of individuals to achieve positive outcomes and establish sustainable relationships and partnerships
Comfortable with variety and dealing with new/unexpected challenges
Knowledge of Microsoft Office package including Outlook, Internet Explorer, Word, Excel and Powerpoint
Knowledge of or the ability to learn ThankQ database
Knowledge of social media with a view to marketing community and challenge events
Organisational skills and a knowledge of campaign and event planning
Exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal
Excellent time & priority management and organisational skills, including project and financial planning skills
Experience of managing and delivering budgets to target