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JOB DESCRIPTION Regional Fundraising Officer Task Description by KieranRead


									                                   JOB DESCRIPTION

                                Regional Fundraising Officer

Purpose:             To lead a regionally based fundraising programme for both restricted and
                     unrestricted funds, principally from individuals, community fundraising
                     events and regional organisations and achieve agreed targets

Responsible to:      Head of Development and Communications

Number of hours: 36 hours per week (3 year fixed term contract)

Location:            Flexible

Task Description
The Churches Conservation Trust has 1.3m visitors a year, growing numbers of Friends
groups and over a thousand regular volunteers. Many are dedicated to the work of the Trust
or its individual churches, raise significant sums and have the potential to be donors and
members of one of the Trust’s regular giving schemes. The aim of this new post is to work
with regional staff to maximise that potential.

This national post is responsible for developing community fundraising across England. The
post holder will drive the development and implementation of a strategy to raise income
through individual giving, community events and regional corporate organisations, providing
systems and support to enable our four regional teams to grow income.

The post holder will also deliver targeted community fundraising activity directly, in the first
stages primarily in two of the four regional areas. The post-holder will be a member of the
development and communications team and will also work closely with regional,
conservation, finance, ICT and resources teams.

Key tasks include:

1. Developing a Community Fundraising Programme

In close co-operation with regional managers, the postholder will:

      Write, deliver and implement a community fundraising plan that supports and informs
       the national fundraising strategy and achieves regional fundraising targets as agreed

        with the head of development and communications and the director for regions.

       Develop and implement plans to establish and cultivate local relationships with
        visitors, volunteers and Friends identified as prospective donors to the Trust.

2. Developing Regional Volunteer Fundraising Networks

       Working closely with the volunteer development officer and the regional team, recruit
        volunteer fundraisers to a network of people who can manage relationships with
        prospective donors and raise additional funds for the Trust.

       Support those networks and promote regional fundraising plans to the volunteer

       Motivate existing and new volunteers through the provision of appropriate
        information, support and training eg supporter recruitment training.

3. Delivering Regional Fundraising

       Ensure that the fundraising ‘ask’ is prominent and effective in Trust churches and
        local and regional marketing materials.

       Maximise the income and awareness from national fundraising campaigns through
        effective relationships with community supporters.

       Develop and implement a programme of regional and local fundraising and donor
        cultivation events to increase the number of people supporting the Trust.

       Work with the donor development officer and marketing manager to produce printed
        and on-line materials to drive fundraising at regional and community level.

       Provide public talks and presentations about the Trust in order explicitly to recruit new

       Work with Friends’ groups and other local organisations close to the Trust to increase
        their unrestricted giving to CCT.

       Establish and support high level fundraising advisory groups in pilot regions

4. Supporting and Coordinating

   Establish and manage appropriate systems and processes to enable a consistent and co-
    ordinated approach to community fundraising throughout the Trust and share best

   Manage, monitor and develop the annual community fundraising budget, ensuring
    expenditure remains within budget and applying ‘sound value for money’ principles.

   Work with the donor development officer to introduce new, and develop existing, systems

    and processes to ensure data capture of potential donors and effective management of
    donor information – for example from church visitor and event records.

5. Supporting the Major Donor Programme

   Undertake research to inform approaches and facilitate the cultivation and solicitation of
    selected individuals at regional level.

   Work with the head of development and communications to implement a legacy
    programme at regional level.

   Maintain up to date knowledge and be fully conversant with all fundraising regulations
    and legal issues as they relate to community fundraising activities and to ensure that CCT
    complies with all relevant legislation.

   Enter donor/supporter data on the database and ensure that it is constantly updated.

   Perform other duties as required by your line manager.

Additional Information

Health and Safety

Employees must be aware of the responsibilities placed on them under the Health and Safety
at Work Act (1974), and to ensure that agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintain a
safe environment for employees, patients and visitors. All staff have a responsibility to
manage risk within their sphere of responsibility

All Trust employees are accountable, through the terms and conditions of their employment,
and statutory health and safety regulations, and are responsible for reporting incidents, being
aware of the risk management strategy and emergency procedures and attendance at training
as required.

Data Protection

If you have contact with computerised data systems, you are required to process and/or use
information held on a computer in a fair and lawful way. You are also required to hold data
only for the specific registered purpose and not to use or disclose it in any way incompatible
with such purpose.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will be confident and determined. S/he will have leadership
experience and will be able to use that to get the most from a small team. S/he will

demonstrate a positive and flexible approach to work and have an ability to manage and
motivate both staff and volunteers. S/he will be able to work in a national role as well as
enabling and developing a strong sense of ownership and delivery of fundraising with and
through regional managers.

The post will entail some travel as well as occasional evening and weekend work. In
particular we are looking for:


   A professional fundraiser with a proven track record, gained over a minimum of three
    years, of successfully developing regional fundraising programmes

   Direct experience of raising funds through two of the following areas: major gifts, donor
    development, corporates or public funders

   Experience of managing cultivation, stewardship and/or challenge events

   Knowledge of a field relevant to the Trust’s aims and objectives

   Excellent and persuasive interpersonal and written communication skills

   Strategic thinker with the ability to multitask and work to tight deadlines.

All Trust staff are required to be ICT literate and administratively self-sufficient

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