Fundraising and Events Officer
Position Title: Fundraising and Events Officer
Responsible to: Head of Fundraising, Development and Communications.
Salary: £25,000 - £28,000
Location: Home based
Term: Full Time
Closing Date: 30th September 2019
Interview Date: 8th and 9th October 2019
DAME KELLY HOLMES TRUST
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust is UK youth sports charity which supports 11-25-year-olds who are harder to engage in both education and in the community. We use the power of world class athletes to train and mentor young people to achieve their potential through personal, social and emotional development programmes. In partnerships nationally and locally, our programmes increase young people’s self-esteem, confidence and resilience which enables them to move into employment, become leaders within their communities, achieve in education and to improve their well-being through sport and physical activity.
Over the next 3 years, we will support at least 3,000 young people who are harder to reach, to achieve their potential. Each of these 3,000-young people, will inspire 5 more people within their community through their social action projects.
Over the last ten years we’ve helped more than 2,300 into employment as a result of our flagship Get on Track programme and in total our programmes have generated more than £23 million in social value since 2012 London Games.
For more information on our work and the programmes we run, please visit: www.damekellyholmestrust.org.
Please email a letter outlining how you meet the person specification and a copy of your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust recognises the value that a diverse workforce can bring to our organisation and strives to reflect this among our employees, athletes, volunteers and other stakeholders. To help us measure how well we are doing against this, please could you complete our online Monitoring and Diversity form - HERE
It’s a very exciting time for the charity and this role will play an important part as we look to increase our income over the next 3 years.
The charity is recruiting a Fundraising & Events Officer to join the team, someone with demonstrable experience and who will come with fresh insight to help us diversify and grow our supporter base and ultimately increase our funds. We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic individual who can demonstrate a commitment to the charity’s goals as well as a keen interest in developing a career in charity fundraising.
You will be a key resource for the Trust’s Fundraising, Development and Communications team and will need to work closely with the Programmes Team and CEO. The role requires a motivated self-starter with excellent communication skills, who has experience in delivering a range of events as well as building new relationships with both individuals and corporate bodies. You will be integral to our aim of raising £200K from Events and Corporate Support over the next 12 months.
- To support the Trust’s overall Fundraising, Development and Communications plan.
- To help design and deliver new corporate and community fundraising initiatives.
- Maintain and develop the existing portfolio of corporate and partnership relationships, providing excellent account management to maximise income.
- Secure the retention of current corporate supporters.
- Identify and secure new corporate partnerships and individual supporters including HNWI.
- Plan and deliver existing and new corporate events (e.g. challenge events, private dinners).
- Act as an ambassador of the Trust, representing us at external events, including a wide variety of networking events and undertake public speaking.
- To liaise with other members of the fundraising team and support their activities.
- Be responsible for your own administration and efficiently organise all your own activities with support from the Finance Manager and volunteers wherever possible.
- To ensure that all financial & non-financial targets are achieved.
- To promote, event participation and other corporate and community products.
- To work closely with the communications officer in promoting the charity’s brand.
Finance and Administration
- To ensure the effectiveness of administrative systems and procedures, including the maintenance of records, the receipt and expenditure of funds and the development of the Dame Kelly Holmes CRM database system.
- To adhere to the charity’s financial systems, policies & procedures.
- To represent Dame Kelly Holmes Trust in a variety of different contexts and to a variety of different audiences.
- To maintain a current knowledge of changes in legislation affecting charities and carry out fundraising activities in line with the Institute of Fundraising Codes of Conduct.
- To ensure that a positive image of Dame Kelly Holmes Trust is projected at all times.
- To contribute to other activities undertaken by Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.
- To contribute to organisational effectiveness through positive team-working.
- To adhere to Dame Kelly Holmes Trust Health and Safety Procedures.
How Evidenced and Assessed
Knowledge and Experience
- Experience of delivering different types of events for both a corporate or individual audience.
- Experience of using interpersonal, communication and relationship management skill to develop relationships
- Experience of managing a budget and achieving agreed income targets of more than £150K per annum
- An excellent eye for detail and proof-reading skills.
Communication and people skills
- Excellent communication skills: tailoring oral and written communications for the intended audience, ability to adopt a variety of styles, ability to listen to, influence and persuade others
- Experience of communicating easily with a wide range of audiences on a face-to-face basis as well as by post, telephone and by any other appropriate methods.
- You will be a competent and effective communicator, with the ability to influence and persuade, have high attention to detail, be resilient and tenacious.
- To be willing to become conversant with all forms of voluntary giving, current charity legislation and codes of practice
- Excellent project management skills (accuracy, attention to detail, scheduling, problem solving and monitoring)
- Excellent organisational and time-management skills, able to prioritise and work to tight deadlines
Interview / Application
- Capable of working effectively without direct supervision
- Competent IT skills (all Microsoft Office packages)
- Experience of database management
- Competent to use Salesforce CRM package
- Be a team player and enthusiastic about working flexibly as part of a small and dynamic team
- Outstanding interpersonal, communication and relationship management skills.
- Able to handle significant confidential material and information
- Positive outlook, tenacious and results-driven
- Able to manage own time and prioritise work effectively
- Energy and drive to improve delivery and standards across the Trust
- Able to travel extensively across the country as required for the job role
- Understand and value the need to work in cooperation with colleagues and others across the charity.
Interview / Application
Key: E = Essential; D = Desirable
GDPR privacy notice (recruitment)
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