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Age UK Hertfordshire (Registered Charity No. 1116662) Job Description Job Title / Position Assistant Director - Fundraising Department Operations Hertfordshire (UK driving licence required and access to a car for Location business purposes) Base: Welwyn Garden City Hours 35 hours per week (part-time considered at 28 hours per week) Contract 6 months initially with potential to develop into permanent position £35, 000 per annum (pro rata) Starting wage/ salary Reports to Director of Operations Intern and volunteers. Also responsible for the staff assisting with Responsible for bid writing. Benefits/entitlements Contributory Pension Scheme and Health Cash Plan after six months service. Travel expenses at 40p per mile (up to 10,000 miles p.a.) are paid for the use of your car insured for business purposes in the course of your work. It does not include travel from home to normal place of work. This organisation operates a Flexitime arrangement. Scope: Age UK Hertfordshire is an independent charitable organisation, which observes the values, principles and good practice of Age UK the federation and consequently has been granted a licence to use the well- known name, Age UK, which is respected throughout the county. Our mission is to “promote the well-being of all older people and to help make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience”. To achieve this mission we need to involve older people directly in defining needs, determining priorities and exerting control over the decisions which affect their lives. This post is located within the Operations department which provides a wide variety of support to older people. Job Purpose: The Assistant Director - Fundraising is responsible for developing and implementing the organisation's business development (fundraising) strategy, identifying new business opportunities, maintaining key relationships and negotiating and closing business deals. This position has set financial targets that the Assistant Director must meet in order for the organisation to meet its projected revenue generation: 1. To develop, manage and be responsible for legacy giving in line with the agreed income (fundraising) generation strategy for AUKH 2. To respond to and complete bids / tenders within a timely manner 3. To manage a database of potential funders and existing funders 4. To establish sponsorship agreements with local (countywide) businesses 5. Effectively work across all AUKH departments to ensure all staff and volunteers are correctly briefed in all aspects of business development 6. To review, develop, manage and be responsible for fundraising events and activities 7. To work in partnership with Age UK with regards to fundraising initiatives, campaigns and legacy income joint working Duties and key responsibilities: 1. As a member of the senior management team to lead on the development of the Legacy fundraising strategy within AUKH 2. Development of new legacy marketing initiatives and implementation 3. Promote the business development and fundraising work of AUKH and specifically the importance of legacies, by managing a countywide programme of donor mailings, visits, legacy events, presentations and public speaking as required 4. Responsible for meeting all agreed fundraising targets including legacy income 5. Build and maintain relationships with supporters, using agreed methods to generate promises of bequests (legacies). Where appropriate visit the individual in their own home or a mutually convenient venue 6. Respond to all enquiries from individuals in the area interested in leaving a Legacy to AUKH 7. Communicate openly, accurately and appropriately the process of making a Will, the relative benefits of different types of bequest and the need for proper legal advice where necessary 8. Work with individuals, local services and support groups to increase the interest and importance of legacies to AUKH 9. In liaison with community fundraisers and local staff, promote AUKH‟s need for legacies at all appropriate opportunities and provide appropriate legacy fundraising training to volunteers and staff 10. Ensure we offer our supporters a range of opportunities to become involved with AUKH‟s work; that legacy contacts are offered the whole „donor experience‟ – including fundraising, campaigning and volunteering opportunities 11. Ensure that the promotion of legacies and processing of pledges is carried out consistently and in keeping with best practice and legal advice 12. Develop effective marketing materials to promote AUKH legacy income generation and fundraising. 13. Reporting: Provide statistical and narrative reports on legacy marketing activity on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis as required 14. Work with all AUKH teams to ensure that a sufficient number of trained volunteers are recruited and available at all times to support fundraising activities 15. Set-up a fundraising steering group to ensure engagement in planning and feedback 16. Research, develop and implement sponsorship opportunities as agreed with the SMT 17. Database management: Maintain accurate donor database records in compliance with AUKH policy and data protection laws 18. Cross-team working: To maximise promotional opportunities presented by staff and volunteers 19. Administrate and organise own work to ensure that it is accurate and meets quality targets, reasonable deadlines and reporting requirements 20. Attend Manager/Team leader meetings and relevant training as required 21. To be responsible for personal learning and development 22. Use HR.net to book, approve annual leave, record staff sickness, view HR policies etc 23. To work in a manner that facilitates inclusion 24. Represent Age UK Hertfordshire at appropriate meetings, events and consultations as requested by the Director of Operations; 25. To work in partnership with Age UK with regards to fundraising initiatives, campaigns and legacy income joint working 26. Work with the Director of Operations in relation to budget management and control 27. Work occasional evenings and weekends for which time off in lieu will be given 28. To implement AUKH health and safety policy and procedures, (within the area of the post holder‟s responsibility), ensuring that all practices and procedures are undertaken in accordance with a healthy and safe working environment and that all staff/volunteers for whom you may be responsible are aware of their responsibilities in respect of their role, monitoring data and recommending action as required 29. To undertake any other tasks, duties or projects which may arise from time to time which are commensurate with the general level of this post and as directed by your line manager 30. To adhere to all AUKH standards, policies and procedures 31. To comply with the data protection regulations, ensuring that information on donors and clients remains confidential General: 32. There is a requirement for the post holder to travel extensively within Hertfordshire ‘In addition to the duties and responsibilities list, the job holder is required to perform other duties assigned by the line manager from time to time which are commensurate with capability and status’. Additional Information Confidentiality: Attention is drawn to the confidential aspects of this job and personable responsibility and liability under the Data Protection Act 1998. Matters of confidential nature, including information relating to clients or staff, must not under any circumstances are divulged to any unauthorised person. Health & Safety: The post holder is required to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of other people who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work and to ensure that statutory regulations, policies and codes of practice and departmental safety rules are adhered to. Equal Opportunities Policy Statement: We believe that equality for all is a basic human right and actively oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. We celebrate the diversity of society and are striving to promote and reflect that diversity within this organisation. CRB: Enhanced APPOINTMENT OF THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO SATISFACTORY REFERENCES.
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