Fixed term contract until end of March 2022 with possibility of extension
Flexible location - initially home-based, with regular travel to London when our Old Street office re-opens. Travel to London-based fundraising and industry events required
Has your experience gained in a charity, fundraising or events environment given you a real desire to further develop your career in the events field? Then join Shelter as a Fundraising Manager and you could soon be playing a vital role at the heart of our Income Generation directorate.
This role is being advertised as Fundraising Manager - Challenge & Bespoke Events but on appointment your job title will be Challenge and Bespoke Events Manager.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the team
Our Challenge and Bespoke Events team sits alongside our Culture, Entertainment and Sports and Community Fundraising teams under the umbrella of Community and Events, within a wider department – the Income Generation directorate. Welcoming, supportive and keen to meet you, we work hard but try and have a lot of fun too. What’s more, we’re very ambitious and seek to significantly grow our income and supporter numbers and are looking for someone to be part of the team that makes that happen. Put simply, this is a great opportunity to specialise in mass participation and challenge events fundraising and supporter experience while at the same time advancing your career.
About the role
Across the charity sector, fundraising through challenge events has been hugely impacted over the last year due to the effect of Covid-19. At Shelter, we’ve consolidated our events offering and are investing in growing our portfolio. This is your chance to be part of that growth.
As well as project managing and developing new and existing mass activity campaigns, we’ll look to you to ensure the delivery of excellent supporter care for event fundraisers too. Designing processes to implement supporter care effectively e.g. categorising fundraisers, creating cross-team agreements, effective use of databases, monitoring success and working within regulations will be key. What’s more, you’ll be responsible for taking a lead in transforming and renewing our supporter communications e.g. journeys on email, social media networks and other channels. Along the way, you’ll manage team assistants and regularly work with project managers to create inspiring communications plans for different groups of supporters, as well as with colleagues in Marketing and Digital Fundraising to reach new fundraisers by testing new approaches and implementing best practise in digital marketing.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
Your experience to date has given you a good understanding of best practice in marketing communications in order to effectively test new approaches to our challenge and bespoke fundraising supporter experience. You also have a passion for customer care and excellent project management skills that enable you to work effectively with lots of stakeholders and oversee planning, manage budgets and embrace ambitious targets. Used to line managing, motivating and developing others, you have experience of interacting with, and influencing, internal and external stakeholders and building relationships and networks while remaining sensitive to others’ needs. Above all, you’re flexible, open to change, results-driven and excited by the prospect of working in an innovative team that’s committed to improving our challenge and bespoke fundraising offerings.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave (pro rata), enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
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