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Fundraising Officer (Retention)

Harris Hill
£28,475 - 31,757 per year
Closing date
18 Oct 2021

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A great opportunity has arisen for a Fundraising Officer (retention) for a fantastic national charity in order to implement the retention strategy, by looking after the supporter journey for regular giving and cash supporters. The post holder will develop the charity s income from individual donors and build strong relationships with existing supporters.

Salary: 28,475- 31,757

Please Apply ASAP!

Key responsibilities:

Deliver the ongoing retention programme, including cash appeals, supporter newsletter, thank you mailings, gift aid mailings and any other data hygiene communications via various multimedia channels.
Project management of existing retention campaigns, including issuing all appropriate creative, fulfilment and data briefs; managing relationships with external suppliers; and taking responsibility for all specific appeal coding requirements.
Improve supporter journey for regular giving and cash audience by producing engaging loyalty materials and lead on developing an effective and engaging nursery programme.
Implement upgrade and retention strategy to ensure we are asking supporters to upgrade or reactivate at the optimal time in their journey; this could be through managing direct mail, email or telephone campaigns.
Continue to gather and collate audience insight to inform decision making, including delivering the annual supporter survey as well as working with external agencies to build supporter profiles and understand supporter motivations.
Lead on the management of the charity Raffle, including working with the External Lottery Manager and charity s internal Database Team to ensure the smooth administration of the raffle draw; working alongside charity s retail function to facilitate raffle sales in charity shops; and working with creative agencies to produce engaging campaign materials.
Prepare regular reports and present findings to the Fundraising Manager and ensure all campaigns have a post campaign analysis to inform future campaigns.
Assist the Fundraising Manager with budgeting and forecasting in line with organisational timetables.

Person specification:

Proven direct marketing project management skills
Knowledge of Direct Marketing techniques
Experience of working in a marketing environment
Highly detail-oriented with excellent accuracy, numeracy and attention to detail
Organised and self-motivated with the ability to manage a busy and varied workload within agreed deadlines
Collaborative team player with a willingness to share knowledge and learning openly to create understanding and support
A proactive and flexible approach with the ability to work independently and act on initiative where appropriate
Ability to think outside the box, providing innovative solutions
Excellent communication skills and the ability to interpret complex information for non-specialist audiences
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Good IT skills including use of Microsoft Office packages


Experience of managing and delivering a fundraising campaign
Experience leading on or supporting the delivery of a charity gaming product, such as raffle or lottery
Experience of managing and negotiating with suppliers to deliver campaigns.
An understanding of data management, data manipulation and data selections to underpin financial decisions and supporter insight
Experience of using Raiser s Edge to effectively report on direct marketing related CRM data


Harris Hill has been providing the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector with high quality recruitment solutions for over 27 years. In the past year we have worked on more than 3,000 charity vacancies (approximately 2,000 permanent and 1,000 temporary) and are continuing to grow, developing new teams to respond to the strong demand for specialist charity professionals.

Our teams focus on specific functions within charities including Fundraising, Marketing/PR/Digital, Data Management & Business Support, Finance, Human Resources, Temporary and Executive-level roles.

We are committed to delivering a level of excellence to both candidates and clients alike and have an unrivalled reputation for finding talented people their ideal charity jobs within the UK's leading national and international charities and non-profit organisations.

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