Community Fundraising Coordinator
Community Fundraising Co-Ordinator – Would you like to be part of helping make Suffolk the best place in the world to talk about and take care of mental well-being? At Suffolk Mind, we are looking to recruit a Community Fundraising Co-Ordinator to be based in one of our Suffolk offices – Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds or Felixstowe. You will work with our fantastic fundraisers who are climbing mountains, jumping out of aeroplanes or running every day to train for marathons.
There are many ways we generate funding, our ideal candidate will need to look after people that are raising money in memory, or considering making provision in their will. We also have our award winning venue, Quay Place, to promote for celebrations, weddings and other events. The Community Fundraising Co-Ordinator is a varied and exciting role.
You will develop, manage and maximise Suffolk Mind’s fundraising efforts with the use of innovative processes. The Community Fundraising Co-Ordinator responsibilities will include:
- Work closely with fellow staff members to encourage development of and increase engagement with fundraising activities, Friends of Suffolk Mind and raise awareness of fundraising opportunities
- Maximise PR opportunities both online and offline to support fundraising
- Present externally to community groups, communicating a compelling reason to engage with Suffolk Mind in fundraising activities
- Increase the amount of individual venue hire at Quay Place e.g. parties, weddings, blessings
- Develop long-term relationships with high-net-worth individuals and key supporters
- Represent Suffolk Mind at external networking events
- Staying up to date with the latest fundraising techniques, digital tactics and strategies in the charity sector
- Produce a strategy to increase income from community fundraising, legacies and to increase number of individuals hiring the venue Quay Place in collaboration with colleagues in the income generation team
- Prepare an action plan with clear milestones and forecasted income to input into a budget
- Evaluate the return on investment from all activities to assess priorities and inform decisions about tactics and strategy
Skills and attributes required:
- Excellent planning and time management skills for self and others
- Working to deadlines with minimal input, managing multiple projects and engaging with others to deliver them
- Calm and professional at all times
- Provide empathy and understanding in conversations with others, understanding of the impact mental health problems have on individuals and society
- Confident to make decisions and identify and act on opportunities that arise
- Proactive approach to seeking out new sources of fundraised income
- Experience of creating content for a variety of platforms
- Experience of fundraising in communities and with individuals
- Knowledge and experience of working in a fundraising role within the voluntary or charity sector is desirable
The successful candidate needs to understand how to make the most of opportunities, and practice very high levels of stewardship and donor care to ensure our supporters have a great relationship with us. We can offer an encouraging, supportive environment for a highly driven person ready to make sure Suffolk Mind is here and resourced in the long term to support well-being for all.
This role is full-time, working 37 hours per week. However part time hours would be considered for the right candidate (minimum of 22 hours per week required).
Our ideal Community Fundraising Co-Ordinator will receive a good starting salary of £23,400 to £26,000 per annum, based on experience.
Please Note: You will be required to undertake a DBS check for this role. Please ensure you include your email address when applying for this role.
If you have some experience of fundraising and you want to help grow this relatively new, proactive function of Suffolk Mind, we want to hear from you. This is an opportunity to put your stamp on something and make a real difference. Please forward an up to date CV as soon as possible.
Should your application be successful you will be invited to attend a group Interview on 4th October, with 2nd Interview on 8th October. Both of these will be held at Quay Place, Ipswich.
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