Fundraising Assistant

Employer
Comic Relief
Location
London
Salary
£20,000 - 23,000 per annum
Closing date
6 Nov 2019

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Fundraising Assistant

6 Month Fixed Term Contract
£20,000 - 23,000pa

London

As part of the Community Fundraising Team, the Fundraising Assistant will provide essential support to ensure the team is well supported and the Sport Relief campaign is delivered successfully.

Key Accountabilities / Objectives

  • Support the Community Fundraising Associate with multiple fundraising stewardship campaigns across the Community & Schools teams
  • Work closely with the Workplace Fundraising Manager to cultivate ‘High Value’ community accounts through support with idea generation, effective stewardship, caseload management and facilitating fundraising donations
  • Deliver proactive outbound communications with fundraisers in the public, as well as schools, face to face, on the phone, over e-mail, by post and confidently using our database
  • Support the Community Fundraising Team to identify interesting and engaging fundraisers and stories for potential media and promotional use, and gather and store the appropriate permissions
  • Undertake any appropriate work as delegated by the Community Fundraising Associate, and assist the wider team with administrative support as required
  • Coordinate any School and Community Fundraising Team meetings, events and internal communications

Essential Education and Skills

  • Experience of working as an administrator or assistant desired
  • Experience of using MS Windows (Excel and PowerPoint) and databases
  • Effective Communications, written and oral, with experience of communicating with the public in a professional setting desirable
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer care orientation
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills

To apply please visit our website via the link and apply online.

Role closes - 12:00pm, 6th Nov 2019 GMT (Europe/London)

Our mission, thanks to our comedy heritage and the fantastic relationship we enjoy with the BBC, is 'positive change through the power of entertainment'.

And our biggest tool, in trying to achieve these two goals, is the ability to inspire people across the whole country especially those who don’t normally do charity - to do charity.

As the world has changed and become more complex over the last two decades, so Comic Relief has had to adapt and change too but the fundamentals remain the same - a just world free from poverty. In trying to achieve that vision we make this promise to the people who make those efforts possible - our supporters:

"In order to run itself in a professional and effective way Comic Relief incurs necessary costs. Raising funds, making grants and organisational overheads cost real money.

Despite these costs, Comic Relief is still able to promise that for every pound the charity gets directly from the public, a pound goes to help transform the lives of people living with poverty and social injustice. If Sport Relief raises £20 million, Comic Relief will spend at least £20 million doing just that.

It can make this promise because its operating budget is covered in cash or in kind from all types of supporters like corporate sponsors and donors, suppliers, generous individuals and government (including Gift Aid) as well as from investment income and interest"

AND IF YOU'VE GOT A FEW MINUTES TO SPARE HERE'S THE MORE DETAILED ANSWER:

Comic Relief is obviously a charity - but it's also a business too.

The money we raise is allocated to a wide range of grants and social investments aimed at delivering real and long-lasting change to the poorest, most vulnerable people at home and across the world; as well as informing the public and young people in particular about global citizenship and the underlying causes of extreme poverty.

That money comes in from a number of different sources. Traditional charitable fundraising obviously plays a vital role. The public contribute to Comic Relief's annual campaigns by raising money through sponsorship and by making donations online, by post, by telephone and through major banks and building societies. This support, from almost the very day Comic Relief was formed, has been both humbling and inspirational.

On the business side of things, Comic Relief works with key corporate partners to produce products and promotions that are profitable. The clearest example of this is the Red Nose that is the emblem of Red Nose Day.

Where possible these products tie-in with the charity's commitment to delivering benefits to poor farmers and producers. The Red Nose Day 2007 T-shirt for instance was made with fair trade cotton from Mali, Cameroon and Senegal and there will be a fair trade Maraba Bourbon coffee grown in Rwanda, a country to which Comic Relief has had a clear commitment since the appalling genocide of 1994.

Another way Comic Relief raises funds is via the creativity made available to the charity. Comedians from time to time offer access to key brands like Little Britain for commercial exploitation. The charity also develops and owns key sub-brands like Robbie the Reindeer and Monkey, both of which deliver a revenue too.

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