Fundraising Manager - Corporate & Major Gift Fundraising
Post: Fundraising Manager - Corporate and Major Gift Fundraising
Reports to: The Chief Executive
Place of work: Principally from offices in Whitechapel, London but times and places of work will be flexible in order to engage with donors
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week). Part time hours (22.5 hours per week, times and days negotiable) may be considered for the right candidate
Salary: Full time - £38,000 - £40,000 (part time - £22,800 – £24,000)
Terms of employment: Permanent position
Holiday entitlement: 25 days plus public holidays
About the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT)
CHECT is a small but growing UK-wide charity currently seeking an accomplished Fundraiser to support our continued growth. We are looking for a highly motivated Fundraiser with an excellent pedigree in Fundraising from Corporates and Major Gift Funders. The successful candidate will lead on designing and implementing our corporate and major gift Fundraising strategy.
CHECT supports families and individuals affected by retinoblastoma (Rb). Established for 25 years, the charity provides support and information, funds research and raises public awareness of this rare cancer. We also seek to influence policy to improve diagnosis, treatment and follow up experiences for those affected.
About the role
This new role provides an exciting opportunity for CHECT to further expand the services we offer and accelerate our strategic aims. It will significantly impact on our awareness raising and support services for young people over the next few years.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual who can lead the development and implementation of a corporate fundraising strategy which will achieve substantial financial growth for CHECT through converting opportunities into funds for our new and ongoing areas of work.
The charity already has some very successful relationships with companies and major funders but we need to expand this area substantially and develop new and successful corporate relationships and major funders with mutual benefit to the funder and the charity.
You will be an established and experienced professional fundraiser with a proven highly successful track record in corporate and major gift fundraising. You will be strongly donor centric in your approach and can demonstrate a high conversion rate in your fundraising abilities.
You will have a strategic approach to your work and be confident and assertive in negotiating with other organisations or individuals.
You will have an impressive bank of contacts to call upon and it follows that your oral, written and digital communication skills will be of the highest order such that you should be able to present CHECT at board level.
Previous experience in a commercial sales or a senior corporate role could be an advantage.
An Institute of Fundraising diploma or advanced diploma would be a distinct advantage as would a higher educational qualification, although this is not essential.
You will be expected to work to firm targets which will be challenging but realistic and set according to the part or full time position
You will need to present evidence of targets that you have worked towards and achieved. Ultimately we will require written confirmation of your achievements
You should also attach a written statement on why you are suited to this particular role which should objectively match your knowledge and experience to the requirements for this post as outlined in the job description. The quality of this pitch will be a major determinant in selecting those to be shortlisted for interview.
Closing date: 28th April 2013
First interview: 1st and 2nd May 2013
Second interview: 15th May 2013