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Corporate and Major Gifts Fundraiser
SERVE

Job Description

Employing some 55 full- and part-time staff as well as 105 volunteers, SERVE works closely with the NHS and local authorities to deliver opportunities for elderly and disabled people who wish to retain their independence by living in their own homes.

In 2010, SERVE’s trail-blazing Think Home First project won 2 major national health and social care awards, and in 2012 the then Prime Minister David Cameron presented SERVE with The Big Society Award. In 2018, SERVE was declared a Winner in the Weston Charity Awards from the Garfield Weston Foundation.

Since 2009, SERVE has had an effective fundraising programme with substantial sums raised from trusts and foundations, The National Lottery and statutory sources. More recently, this has been supplemented by a Community Fundraiser who has both raised the profile of SERVE in the community and also substantially increased the sums raised through community fundraising.

The Trustees of SERVE now wish to appoint a part-time Corporate and Major Gifts Fundraiser to access funding from corporate sources in SERVE’s operating area; and to increase both regular giving and one-off major gifts from existing and potential supporters.

The successful candidate will already have experience or proven formal training in at least one of these 2 areas. He/she will ideally have a qualification in fundraising from The Institute of Fundraising or other recognised professional fundraising body.

He/she will be expected to identify and secure new corporate and major donor fundraising relationships alongside existing donors; and maximise fundraising potential through raising awareness of SERVE’s work and the difference every individual and corporate supporter can make.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they:

  • Have a good understanding of fundraising techniques in general, and corporate and major gifts fundraising in particular
  • Have excellent oral and written skills
  • Relate to people at the highest levels in business and also to those donating small sums on a regular basis
  • Meet tight deadlines and have good organisational skills
  • Work effectively with minimum supervision
  • Are highly motivated and a good team player.

Job Description

The role of Corporate and Major Gifts Fundraiser is a new post, offering the right person an opportunity to develop new and exciting fundraising relationships for a go-ahead local charity.

Your job will be:

  • To create an effective corporate and major gifts fundraising programme within SERVE’s overall fundraising strategy
  • To establish new corporate and major gifts relationships and raise substantial sums as a result
  • To review the one-off and regular giving by existing supporters and develop this to maximise the benefits for SERVE
  • To work with SERVE’s Community Fundraiser to develop  SERVE’s profile and to maximise PR opportunities
  • To create and maintain accurate, GDPR-compliant fundraising records for corporate and individual donors.

You will already have gained practical experience in corporate or major gifts fundraising and will be able to provide a verifiable track record of this.

You will probably have an appropriate qualification in fundraising from The Institute of Fundraising or other professional fundraising body.

You are likely to be passionate about supporting the elderly and adults with disabilities.

On offer to the right person is a competitive salary, a pleasant working environment and the opportunity to develop an already successful fundraising career to its next stage.

On offer to the right person is a competitive salary, a pleasant working environment and the opportunity to develop an already successful fundraising career to its next stage.

Closing date:  21st September 2018

Interviews: 11th, 15th,18th October 2018

To apply for this position:

Email Jess Slater 

Send your current CV, together with a covering letter of no more than 2 sides of A4, explaining why your personal skills and your past experience make you the right person for this job, to:

Mrs Jess Slater,

General Manager

SERVE

19 Church Street

Rushden

Northants NN10 9YU

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