Regional Fundraising Coordinator
In 2015 Village Aid merged with United Purpose. Village Aid is the Peak District's international development charity. For the past 25 years, Village Aid has been supporting communities in West Africa to define their own route out of poverty. In addition to this, Village Aid works with individuals, community groups, businesses, schools and universities across the Peak District to engage local people in global issues. You will primarily be working on behalf of Village Aid although you will be part of the United Purpose External Affairs team, and sometimes working on wider United Purpose projects. Reports to: Regional Fundraising Manager Hours: Part time, 28 hours per week Salary: GBP17,530 - GBP22,220 pa (Pro-rata) Contract: Permanent Location: Bakewell; regular travel to UP office in Cardiff Key responsibilities Recruit, manage, and support volunteer fundraisers within the community, helping them to reach their fundraising potential Recruitment of new regular monthly givers to continue growing this vital income stream Supporting and developing Regional Corporate relationships for COTY partnerships Identifying and researching potential fundraising opportunities e.g. Rotary clubs, WI Groups etc. Be an ambassador for Village Aid in the community, working with colleagues and volunteers to unlock new opportunities You'll be the point-person for all of our volunteers, providing support and follow up as and when needed Work with and develop relationships with the local media to help promote the key fundraising messages and raise the profile of Village Aid Your role will also provide support to the board, helping to organise board meetings, taking minutes, office administration and arranging volunteer socials and supporter events Liaising with our Finance team to ensure all income is accurately accounted for Person specification Full driving licence and have transport readily available Educated to degree level or equivalent or experience in an appropriate field Demonstrable experience in fundraising role Demonstrable experience in running regional local fundraising appeals Experience of supporting volunteer fundraising groups and individual fundraisers Excellent verbal and written communication skills Proven experience of giving donors and funders outstanding customer care Able to work within a small but ambitious team here in Bakewell, and work remotely from the rest of the team based in Cardiff Creative, dynamic, innovative; not scared to try new things and learn from experience A relationship builder, able to network successfully, engage people in Village Aid's work and bring them on board A confident public speaker and willing to on occasion give up a few hours on an evening or weekend to represent us at events or talk to local groups Awareness of the fundraising landscape in the Peak District, and surrounding areas, to help us raise Village Aid's profile (desirable) Knowledge of development, international affairs and environmental sustainability issues Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and databases How to apply To apply for this role please send your CV, our Equal Opportunities form (voluntary), a short covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) and the names of two references (one must be your most recent employer) by 26th March 2018 quoting 'Regional Fundraising Coordinator' in the subject. All applications will be acknowledged but only successful applications will be contacted further. Referees will not be contacted without your prior permission. Interviews will be held w/c 02nd of April.