Fundraising Specialist

Closed: 25 February 2024
Fundraising Community Corporate

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  • Salary £35,000 per year
  • Location London, Greater London (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Contract, Temporary, Full-time
  • Sectors Youth/Children
  • Job Reference : G4GFRJD24

Goals4Girls, a pioneering organisation in women's football and educational development, is excited to announce a vacancy for an experienced Fundraising Specialist. This fundraising role offers an unparalleled opportunity to shape and lead our fundraising strategy, contributing significantly to the growth of our School Development Programme and Football Development Centres.

About Goals4Girls:
Goals4Girls exists to support and raise the aspirations of young women and girls aged 11-16, within the UK’s most marginalised communities. We are a female-led social prescribing charity that delivers programmes by the girls and for the girls. We are driven by the desire to break down barriers through football and mentorship in education. Goals4Girls help young women and girls live happier and healthier lives.

Goals4Girls supports young women and girls from disadvantaged backgrounds who are passionate about sports, but lack self-esteem and self-worth, and are disengaged at school, to help them finish their education with the skills & grades to make a successful transition to adulthood.Our purpose is to create lasting change for young women and girls in sports and society. We do this by providing long-term, intensive support built around changing their outlook on life, broadening their horizons and helping them to empower themselves. The G4G Programme is designed to provide models of excellence and empowerment through dynamic mentorship.

At G4G, we are dedicated to the healthy development of young women and girls. We believe real change can only be sustained through an embedded and holistic approach to our young women & girls' development. We work to become deeply embedded in the lives of our participants & the communities we are based in by supporting students in their schools and through our community-based programmes.

We deliver a female-focused, classroom and pitch-side curriculum that develops a strong attitude & behaviour for learning and provides young women and girls with the tools they need to nurture their mental health and well-being. These results are subsequently reinforced on the pitch through beginner-friendly football activities by our FA qualified coaching staff. 

- Lead community fundraising efforts, focusing on growth and engagement.
- Develop and manage fundraising events, contributing to our diverse fundraising portfolio.
- Collaborate with the CEO in managing corporate donors and diversifying income streams.
- Support operational strategies for income and supporter base expansion.
- Coordinate with G4G team members to maintain and enhance funding from individuals, corporations, & the community.
- Engage with supporters and external organisations to build lasting relationships.
- Develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising strategy in line with the organisation's goals.
- Manage a departmental budget, aiming to meet or exceed fundraising targets.
- Coordinate diverse fundraising efforts, including community, trust, corporate, major donor, & digital fundraising.
- Attend networking events, meetings, and presentations to potential donors and trustees.
- Report on fundraising progress to the senior leadership team and the trustee board.

Key Accountabilities:
- Lead and support individual and organisational fundraising initiatives.
- Develop community events and secure sponsorships, including our annual fundraising dinner and 
football tournament.
- Collaborate across teams to enhance fundraising activities and audience engagement.
- Research and implement new fundraising and income diversification strategies.
- Produce reports for the Trustee Board and Operations team.
- Adhere to the organisation’s equal opportunities policy and financial procedures

Person Specification:
Key skills and Qualifications:

- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong networking skills and the ability to engage high-profile and high net worth individuals.
- Effective management and motivational skills for a diverse team.
- Digital fundraising acumen and innovative approach to fundraising strategies.
- Experience in a customer service-facing role with sales & marketing experience.
- Proactive, collaborative, and solution-focused approach and time management expertise.
- Budget and project management skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other computer packages.
- Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively.
- Knowledge of charity sector trends, marketing & fundraising strategies.
- In-depth understanding of the charity, sports, and educational sectors.
- Awareness of current and forthcoming fundraising regulations.
- An undergraduate degree is essential
- A proven track record of at least five years of successful fundraising in the charity sector.

Experience in corporate or major gift fundraising is highly preferred.

- Knowledge of the football sector and/or charity sector. 
- Master's degree and membership in the Chartered Institute of Fundraising are desirable.
- Relevant career qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, such as the Diploma in Fundraising and Advanced Diploma in Fundraising are advantageous.
- Experience of writing funding applications to various grant funders.

- Competitive salary with 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.
- Bonus leave weeks and contributory pension scheme.
- Flexible working hours with remote work options.
- Adidas G4G staff kit bag upon joining.
- Commitment to equal opportunities and safeguarding policies.
- CPD training 

Application Process:

Applications with be reviewed on a rolling basis - please send in your application promptly if you would like to be considered, as this role may close prior to the deadline.

 If you are successful at the first interview, you will be invited to a second interview with the CEO and a member of the G4G Trustee Board.

Goals4Girls is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all members of the community. Join us to make a meaningful impact in the world of girls' football and community development.

The job offer will be subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure.

If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please consider that your 
application was unsuccessful on this occasion. 

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