Challenge and Events Fundraiser - Flexible Working Available

£23500 - £26000 Per Annum
14 Jun 2019
07 Jul 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Challenge Events Fundraiser

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience working on challenge or community events to join a small team delivering a range of bespoke challenges and special events.

Our client is a national charity that inspires people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life. Every four hours in the UK, someone will sustain a spinal cord injury and become paralysed. Their life and the lives of those around them will be changed forever – this organisation exists to help people pick up the pieces and get things back on track again

Role: Events and Challenge Fundraiser

Location: Wandsworth, London

Salary: £23,500-£26,000, depending on experience

Hours: Full time  

Benefits Pension scheme: Our client will make a contribution of 3 percent, 22 days holiday per year plus 8 bank holidays and any days between Christmas and New year, Leave allowance rising to 23 days after 1 years' service, 24 days after 2 years' service and 25 days after 3 years' service, Generous sickness pay provision, Access to financial advisor - annual initial exploratory meeting with an independent FSA, Season ticket loan: an interest free loan for the purchase of a season ticket, Ride to work scheme, Compassionate leave, Study and sabbatical leave, My day 25 hours per year to carry out voluntary work

Closing date: 11pm on Sunday 7th July

Interview date: on or after 15th July

About the Role

The role of is Events and Challenge Fundraiser is hands-on – you’ll be responsible for the following:

  • Recruit, manage and support participants for all Back Up’s organised challenge events
  • Recruit, manage and support participants for Back Up’s places in third party events
  • Recruit, support, develop and inspire volunteers supporting challenge fundraising in line with our volunteering policy
  • Work closely with the finance department to ensure robust and timely systems to process and thank supporters quickly and accurately
  • Maintain and develop relationships with key service providers
  • Build relationships within the spinal cord injury community with the aim of building positive donor engagement/partnership to support community fundraising

Operational and Strategic Management

  • Support the Events and Challenge Manager to develop an annual plan for challenge fundraising, including setting KPIs to increase income and reach a broader pool of supporters
  • Drive creative communication plans (including on-line and social media) to raise the profile of Back Up to reach new and existing audiences and support recruitment of our events and activities
  • Maximise recruitment opportunities from our major events’ corporate connections
  • Be pro-active in identifying and developing existing and new challenge fundraising opportunities
  • Ensure accurate records of all interaction with challenge fundraisers and volunteers are kept on the database
  • Administer challenge fundraising correspondence including responding to telephone and email enquiries and thanking fundraisers
  • Achieve aims, targets and milestones in line with the business plan
  • Monitoring, measurement and evaluation of community events to ensure KPIs are on track and agreed ROI is being reached
  • Report regularly to Events manager and when necessary Head of Fundraising
  • Effectively manage risk and keep up to date with fundraising practices and standards
  • Other duties as required by the Events Manager

About you:

As ou must fulfil the following essential criteria.

•             Challenge fundraising experience as part of a fundraising team

•             Excellent people management and interpersonal skills; a real people person able to connect with and engage a very wide range of people

•             Experience of inspiring and motivating fundraisers

•             Setting targets and meeting or exceeding them

•             Being highly organised. Able to plan, balance and cope with competing priorities

•             Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills

•             Highly computer literate and a competent user of charity fundraising databases

•             Experience of updating website pages and other online media

•             A commitment to quality with an eye for detail

•             Strong team working orientation; collaborative, flexible and supportive

•             A creative and proactive approach to all areas of work

•             Willing and able to work occasional evenings and weekends and to travel

Our client is a disability inclusive employer and recruit many people who either have, or have been personally affected by, spinal cord injury.

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a supporting statement as well as an equal opportunities form.                

Other roles you may have previous experience of could include: Events Fundraising Manager, Community Fundraising, Regional Fundraiser, Challenge Events Fundraiser, community Engagement Fundraising, Events Officer, etc.

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