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Vacancy – Fundraising Officer

Location: London

Line Manager: Head of Fundraising

Paid Leave: 25 days plus bank holidays

Salary: Competitive, based on experience

Job Purpose

The Fundraising Officer will provide support and account management across all of Sentebale’s income streams. This includes major donors, corporates, events, trusts and foundations, institutional and community level fundraising.

Key Responsibilities

Fundraising

  • Work closely with the Head of Fundraising to create transformational and mutually beneficial relationships between Sentebale and a wide range of partners
  • Work autonomously to initiate and secure significant new income opportunities for the organisation
  • Create a strong pipeline of prospects through referrals, research and networking
  • Broaden Sentebale’s funding base in line with our 2020 income strategy to ensure long run sustainability
  • Represent Sentebale’s work to a large variety of audiences including donors, NGOs, and governments
  • Develop strong cases for support around the organisation’s work in Lesotho, Botswana and beyond
  • Monitor reporting timelines and assist in reporting to donors
  • Monitor and report to income targets, including your own individual income target in excess of GBP 750,000
  • Keeping on top of emerging trends in the fundraising market
  • Assist across all funding streams, including event management

General

  • Maintain open and effective communication lines between the UK, the Lesotho and Botswana offices
  • Work collaboratively with staff in London, Lesotho and Botswana, upholding the values and aims of the organisation
  • At every opportunity, act as an ambassador for Sentebale, promoting our work with vulnerable children
  • Any other duties as designated by the Head of Fundraising and Chief Executive

Person Specification

Essential

  • At least three years of experience of fundraising or relationship management
  • A successful track record of securing five and six figure partnerships, high-value relationships and developing major new propositions
  • Experience in achieving income targets in a fundraising role or within the commercial sector
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively about fundraising potential and contribute to developmental strategic planning for the organisation as a whole
  • Strong presentation and writing skills, including preparation of fundraising materials, project budgets and donor reports
  • Experience of prospect research and knowledge of research sources
  • Experience in managing financial targets, and financial forecasting
  • Self-confident, with ability to take the initiative and work to deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent negotiation, organisational and communication skills
  • Excellent networking skills and the ability to represent Sentebale face to face, by phone, at external events and donor cultivation events
  • Experienced managing client or donor information CRM databases
  • Ability to travel when required
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as with a team
  • An interest in supporting children and developmental issues

Desirable

  • Degree, diploma or equivalent in international development issues
  • Experience of working in a small team
  • Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues based in developing countries

 To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your CV with a supporting cover letter to info@sentebale.org

Closing date

 

Sunday 28th May 2017

Work Permits

Work permits are required for UK based posts by all non-EC nationals. You therefore need to have the right to work in the UK order to apply for this post; proof of this right will be required before any offer of employment is made.

 

Vacancy – Head of Marketing and Communications (Maternity Cover)

Contract type:             Fixed term, for one year

Job location:                London, UK

Reporting to:               Chief Executive

Paid Leave:                 25 days plus bank holidays

Salary:                        Competitive, based on experience

Job Purpose:

Managing the charity’s reputation delivering marketing and communications initiatives to drive brand awareness and fundraising opportunities.

This is a key position that requires excellent communication skills, 100% commitment and a calm disposition. You will be dealing with confidential, sensitive and high profile information across a variety of areas.

This is a role for an individual who enjoys variety and has lots of initiative to develop and deliver marketing and communications, and advocacy projects from start to finish.

Key Responsibilities:          

  • Managing the reputation of the charity, patrons and ambassadors
  • Delivering the marketing communications and advocacy strategy
  • Managing new and existing partnerships and relationships with key stakeholders
  • Developing and delivering existing and new campaigns to achieve fundraising and advocacy objectives
  • Developing and overseeing Sentebale’s digital communications
  • Generating and managing Sentebale’s PR, including managing media relationships and reporting on coverage using the media monitoring tool Kantar Media
  • Liaising with Kensington Palace Press Office on all media matters concerning the charity’s patron
  • Managing Sentebale’s a talent pool and the ambassador programme with support of the Marketing & Communications Officer
  • Overseeing the internal communications between the London, Lesotho and Botswana office with support of the Programme Communications Officer
  • Leading and overseeing the development of marketing communications content and materials across print, digital and film, including the annual report and accounts, event branding and programmes, writing speeches and key messages and producing film content
  • Line managing Marketing & Communications Officer and Programme Communications Officer
  • Any other duties as designated by the Chief Executive and commensurate with the post

Person Specification:          

 Required skills and experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, at all levels
  • Comfortable and professional in situations that require high levels of confidentiality or sensitivity
  • Experience of working with UK and international media
  • Experience of representing a high profile organisations and individuals
  • Experience of developing and delivering events in the UK and overseas
  • Self starter, professional, confident, confidential with good organisational skills
  • Experience of using WordPress, social media platforms and media monitoring platforms
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), Windows XP, Acrobat and internet
  • Ability to multi-task and problem-solve across a variety of issues
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Experience of working with development organisations/ other organisations operating abroad; or a demonstrated interest in international development 

To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your CV with a supporting cover letter to info@sentebale.org

Closing date

Sunday 28th May 2017

Work Permits

Work permits are required for UK based posts by all non-EC nationals. You therefore need to have the right to work in the UK order to apply for this post; proof of this right will be required before any offer of employment is made.

 

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