EVENTS & CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP COORDINATOR APPLICATION PACK
Effective January 2008
Reporting to: Head of Fundraising and Communications
Working within the:
Communications Manager; Press & Media
Close relationship with: Officer; Individual Giving Fundraiser;
Overall Purpose of the Job
The highly motivated and self servicing post holder will be responsible for raising income from
both events and corporate sources. He/She will help to initiate, plan and deliver an annual
calendar of events, ensuring they remain within budget and meet or exceed their individual
targets. He/She will deliver high quality and value corporate relationships for RFUK. He/She will
play a leading role in developing and initiating relationships with corporate supporters who will
contribute significantly to RFUKs income.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
To develop an annual strategy for Events and Corporate Partnerships with the Head of
Fundraising and Communications that will contribute to meeting the new 18-month and 3-
year events fundraising objectives as set out in the Business Plan 2008-2010 and be
responsible for delivering those targets to the best of your ability.
To identify and respond to events opportunities, which arise from other areas of the
fundraising department including Corporate Partnerships; Major Donor cultivation and
support; Individual Giving Fundraising, as well as from campaigns and project work.
To be responsible for the development and maintenance of events and corporate
fundraising content on RFUK’s website
To maintain proper files and data records on potential/actual events-related donors
(individuals and corporate) and corporate fundraising initiatives as appropriate;
1. Events Fundraising
To identify and develop new events fundraising opportunities, making recommendations to
the Head of Fundraising and Communications based on their viability, likely cost:income
ratios, risks and opportunities for long-term income generation.
To plan and prepare events carefully from the initial stages of developing the concept
through to budgeting, risk assessment, implementation and completion.
To source in-kind donations where appropriate and to keep records of donations
To maintain accurate accounts for each event
To work with external suppliers, ensuring competitive rates
To meet agreed income targets and monitor and evaluate income streams on a regular
To source and establish relations with event sponsors, advertisers and donors of prizes
To liaise and establish relations with celebrities and encourage their involvement with
To liaise with the communications team to ensure that all PR and Marketing opportunities
for events are maximised.
To ensure all printed event material complies with RFUK’s corporate identity and
To manage volunteers and/or staff working on Events in agreement with your line-manager;
To be responsible for handling and responding to enquiries and communications from
individual events-participants and providing necessary information and support to such
To ensure that there is efficient ‘carry-through’ of fundraising event to the individual
2. Corporate Partnership Fundraising
Working in conjunction with the Head of Fundraising and Communications the post holder will:
Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of corporate giving trends and the market
To maintain and develop the Foundation’s relationships with its current corporate donors
and joint marketing partners.
To identify, research and develop new corporate fundraising initiatives, in order to secure
specific and general funds.
Produce creative, winning proposals and presentations for corporate support including
charity of the year and sponsorships
Help create a range of corporate fundraising products that will help secure large scale
Devise and implement quality donor care programmes and account management
Ensure that RFUK complies with the terms and conditions of all corporate grants, funds and
Work with Individual Giving Fundraising to develop employee fundraising activities
Seek out and secure CRM opportunities and promotions
Implement an ethical fundraising policy to ensure that RFUK is not associated with
companies whose activities are in conflict with its mission.
To carry out any other duties determined by the Head of Fundraising and Communications
Minimum 2 years’ proven track record of organising events that generate significant income
Proven ability to manage special events such as large scale galas, dinners, challenge and
Demonstrable corporate fundraising skills with an understanding of corporate donor
motivations or experience of marketing/sales environment
Track record of success in achieving targets in corporate fundraising or in a sales/marketing
Demonstrable ability to establish, nurture and retain corporate relationships and to
maximise income from these relationships
Demonstrable ability and ease in communicating appropriately with a wide range of stake-
holders through presentations, telephone or in writing;
Demonstrable negotiation, influencing, and diplomacy skills
A good portfolio of events contacts;
Experience in delivering projects to agreed standards and deadlines.
Budgetary and strategy development experience;
Excellent IT skills with experience of web research and using databases.
Self starter with the ability to use own initiative and work independently
Ability to develop good working relationships internally and externally.
Excellent organisational skills
Ability to juggle tasks efficiently and meet tight deadlines.
High level of integrity and able to keep calm under pressure.
Empathy with and commitment to the Rainforest Foundation’s Vision and Mission.
Demonstrable ability and ease in communicating appropriately with celebrities
Direct experience of working in the corporate sector and of networking
Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish
The post is permanent subject to satisfactory completion of 6 months’ probationary
Starting salary: NJC pay scale 28 (£26,024)
Non-contributory pension (4% of salary, commencing on satisfactory completion of 6
months’ probationary period)
28 days’ holiday per annum + bank and public holidays.
APPLICATION FORM FOR EVENTS & CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS
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If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that
your application has been unsuccessful.
Please return this form (by post or by email) by 5pm, 18th February 2008
Mrs Helen Brownstone
Ref. Events Coordinator
Imperial Works, 2nd Floor
Registered Charity number: 801436