Position
Fundraising Officer
Description

Wyldecrest Parks Charitable Trust is a new charity set up to consolidate and expand Wyldecrest Park’s previous charitable support and activities. Over the next few years we aim to grow our organisation and deliver increasing levels of support to our beneficiaries; children and elderly people facing life threatening illness within and around Wyldecrest Park’s national network of more than 50 residential and holiday mobile home parks. We are now looking for a motivated and dynamic fundraiser with a proven track record of success to expand our team and develop and maximise our fundraising strategies across the board – from individual, community, and corporate donors, through to fundraising events, and website and social media driven fundraising campaigns.

Responsibilities
  • developing and implementing the strategy for individual, community and corporate donor development for Wyldecrest Parks Charity
  • developing and implementing the strategy for online giving
  • creating and building existing relationships with major donors and companies
  • making fundraising presentations
  • devising and organising fundraising campaigns
  • motivating and facilitating supporters to maximise the funds they raise
  • developing new and imaginative fundraising activities within Wyldecrest Residential and Holiday Parks and the surrounding communities
  • organising and managing volunteers to carry out fundraising functions within the charity
  • managing and updating databases to record donor contact and preference information
  • balancing time-cost ratios to focus effort on the most appropriate fundraising activities with the highest chance of success
Skills
  • creativity, imagination and an entrepreneurial attitude towards fundraising
  • the ability to work to targets
  • the ability to build and maintain relationships
  • a proactive attitude, drive and enthusiasm to carry out projects to conclusion
  • the ability to influence others with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • the capability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • good organisational and project management skills
  • the ability to motivate others and work as part of a team
  • resilience, particularly when faced with setbacks
  • sensitivity to the needs of donors and volunteers
  • a willingness to carry out a range of administrative or other tasks as required
  • proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and (desirable) experience of working with databases
  • a willingness to learn new software and skills, as required
Qualifications

Essential
At least two years’ experience from which you can demonstrate a history of fundraising success

Desirable
A Degree level qualification in a relevant field, such as Fundraising, PR, Marketing or Digital Communication

Valid through
30/06/2018
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Employment Type
Full time
Beginning of employment
ASAP
Duration of employment
Permanent
Industry
Charity
Job Location
857 London Road, RM20 3AT, Grays
Working Hours
09:00 - 17:30
Base Salary
£ 21,000 - £ 28,000
Date posted
24/04/2018