Corporate and Community Fundraising Officer (based in Belfast)

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Job Title: Corporate and Community Fundraising Officer
Department: Fundraising
Location: Belfast
Contract Type: Permanent
Reports to: Head of NI
Salary: NJC point 22, £26,317 – point 27, £30,507

Job Purpose: The Corporate and Community Fundraising Officer will play a key role in the development and delivery of Self Help Africa’s (SHAs) Annual Events Calendar and generate income from corporate business and membership organisations throughout Northern Ireland.

Key Responsibilities:

Community Fundraising
• To support the development and implementation of SHAs Annual Events Calendar
• To establish and develop SHA community-based Fundraising Support Groups
• To plan and develop a range of public collections and raffles
• Support on further development of community based activities
• To work weekends and unsociable hours as and when required
Corporate Fundraising
• Together with the Head of NI to devise and implement a strategy to target and approach business and member organisations with the aim of developing synergistic partnerships and generating income
• Establish, develop and manage Charity of the Year partnerships
• Support the development of Payroll Giving
• Develop and manage in-kind donations and corporate volunteering in association with other departments
• To network and build SHAs profile within the business community
• Meet targets for income generation and working within agreed expenditure level
• To work with and support a high level Fundraising Development Committee
• To liaise with fundraising colleagues in Dublin and England (London & Shrewsbury) and ensure support of the overall organisation’s Individual Giving programme in NI

General responsibilities
• To keep up-to-date and comply with current fundraising best practice and all legal requirements including GDPR
• To ensure transparency in all fundraising activities
• To support with ensuring appropriate risk management and ROI analysis in relation to all fundraising activities
• To ensure appropriate use of organisation’s database and adherence to systems and procedures
• To work in collaboration with colleagues in Dublin, London, Shrewsbury, US and Africa to ensure cross organisation working to enhance plans and results
• To uphold the reputation of the organisation and represent it in a professional manner
• To undertake such other duties as might be reasonably assigned from time to time
• Build and maintain close working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
• A team approach is central to the success of SHAs work and from time to time the post holder may be required to assist and support other team members
• Attend courses as appropriate to assist in Professional Development
• Comply with all policies and procedures
• Comply with any other reasonable duties requested for the benefit of SHA

The nature of the job will change as the needs of SHA develop. This will require a considerable degree of commitment, flexibility and adaptability of the successful candidate to meet quality standards required.

Key Relationships:

Internal – Head of NI
External – Community Fundraising Development Committee

Section 3: Essential Criteria

Qualifications/Knowledge and Experience

• Educated to degree level or equivalent
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a busy Fundraising and or Marketing environment
• Experience of developing and presenting successful creative proposals to a corporate audience
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Strong planning and organisational skills
• Strong IT skills including Word, Excel, Microsoft office and Salesforce
• Commitment to the vision, mission and values of Self Help Africa
• Strong planning and organisational skills
• Demonstrable strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
• Proficient use of industry standard ICT software
• Proven ability to work on own initiative
• A team player who enjoys working as part of a small team
• Strong networking skills and proven ability to build relationships with a diverse range of people and to build partnerships with key organisations
• Full, current UK driving licence with business insurance and have access to the use of a car or other transport to allow the post to be effectively carried out

• Experience of social media and digital marketing campaigns
• Experience of financial management and budgeting of marketing or fundraising campaigns

Application Requirements:

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK at the time of application.

If you are interested in applying please send to us completed Information Pack together with completed Equal Opportunity Recruitment Monitoring Form to by 5pm on Tuesday 18th June 2019.

Make it clear which position you are applying for by writing the position in the subject line of your e-mail [+ Your name]”.

Any candidate offered a job with Self Help Africa will be expected to sign Self Help Africa’s Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.
Specific roles may require ACCESS NI/DBS/Garda vetting.

Self Help Africa strives to be an Equal Opportunities Employ