Community and Events Fundraiser
About the role This is an exciting time at Animals in Distress. We are recruiting a new, dynamic fundraising and communications team as we strive to increase our impact. By investing in our fundraising we aim to rescue and rehome more animals in need each year This role will lead and take responsibility for the Animals in Distress community and events fundraising strategy in order to increase income and provide sustainable income streams for the charity. We have a proud history within our community and are well supported through our long standing volunteers and chain of 10 charity shops. We are looking for someone to grow this support and to spread the word about the work that we do so we can help more animals that need us. About you We are looking for someone with at least two years’ experience working in a fundraising role with a proven track record of success building relationships with supporters. You will be proactive and motivated, with demonstrable experience of identifying new opportunities and maximising them. You will be a confident public speaker and have the ability to enthuse those around you. You will enjoy organising events and are experienced at ensuring events remain in budget and to an appropriate return on investment ratio. You will share our passion for animals and will be motivated by our mission to find the perfect forever homes for animals that come into our care. About us When a dog, cat, guinea pig or rabbit becomes homeless through no fault of their own in South Devon, Animals in Distress is there for them. We provide first class, loving care for the animals that need us, while we find their forever home. We currently rehome around 600 animals each year from our rescue centre in Ipplepen, Newton Abbot. Job Description Purpose of the role To lead and take responsibility for the Animals in Distress community and events fundraising strategy and activity in order to increase income and provide sustainable income streams for the Charity. Principle Objectives and Responsibilities Working with the Fundraising and Communications Manager and in line with the Charity’s fundraising strategy, review existing Animals in Distress community and fundraising events to write and deliver a strategy to increase income in these areas. Identify and develop new community fundraising activities, contributing to the calendar of fundraising events. Keeping a watching brief on new fundraising developments within the sector to ensure Animals in Distress keeps its events and community fundraising offering fresh and innovative. To develop relationships with all community groups that could potentially support Animals in Distress. To proactively plan a schools fundraising programme and recruit schools to raise funds within the Charity’s community. To manage all ad hoc community fundraising including third party events and activities. To plan and implement a series of Animals in Distress led events, ensuring all events remain in budget and produce a good return on investment. Engage, develop and maintain professional relationships with a wide range of potential supporters including individuals, groups and community organisations. Attend public facing events, providing talks and presentations to varied audiences. To identify volunteer roles within the Fundraising and Communications team and working with the Volunteer Development Manager, ensure that these roles are filled, managed and supported. To support the Fundraising and Communications Manager in account managing relationships with company supporters. To work collaboratively with the Fundraising and Communications team to ensure effective communication across all fundraising streams and to ensure all cross marketing opportunities are fully maximised. Assist with research, collate and analyse data that allows for the identification of new fundraising incomes streams. To build a speaker network which will assist Animals in Distress raise its profile amongst community groups in the local area. To manage the distribution of collection boxes, ensuring positive relationships are maintained and new holders are proactively sought. Apply for, organise, coordinate and assist with store collections. To effectively and sensitively manage all supporter relationships, ensuring that these are long-term and positive. To represent Animals in Distress at external events / seminars / conferences acting as an ambassador for the Charity to raise the profile of the Charity and its work. To write and provide fundraising stories and updates which can be used by the Fundraising and Communications Officer both on and off-line. Diligently capture supporter data to inform the supporter journey and stewardship plan. To manage the administration of legacies, maintaining accurate records. To develop a strong community raffle to provide a regular and growing income source. In conjunction with the Fundraising and Communications Officer, coordinate and carry out occasional tours of the Rescue Centre for supporters, members and groups, liaising with the other departments as necessary. General To be willing to contribute to the achievement of the Charity’s strategic goals outside of the main responsibilities of the post and undertake any other duties as required by the Fundraising and Communications Manager or CEO where appropriate, beneficial and within capabilities. This job description gives a general outline of the post and is not intended to be inflexible or a final list of duties. It may therefore be amended from time to time in consultation with the post holder. To apply: Please send a covering letter and your CV to Animals in Distress, Biltor, Edgelands Lane, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 5UF or to jobsanimalsindistress.uk.com Closing Date: Sunday 15 January 2017 Interviews: We aim to conduct first stage interviews w/c 6 February 2017. If you have not heard from us within a fortnight of the closing date, regrettably, you have not been shortlisted for interview.