An extremely rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and self-motivated Events & Area Fundraising Manager to join our welcoming fundraising team, on a 9-month FTC to cover maternity leave.
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This position to work 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday, however there is a level of flexibility where you will have the opportunity to work from home if preferable. The nature of event fundraising is that there will be occasional evening and weekend work, for which time off in lieu will be given.
The successful candidate will be achieving and gaining additional funds to directly improve the impact we can have for the people we support across the United Kingdom.
Covering Northern Ireland, the Events & Area Fundraising Manager will be directly responsible for the strategic direction, planning and day-to-day management of regional events & fundraising for your geographical area.
Within this role, you will achieve agreed fundraising targets for the area through effective management, support and cultivation of both existing and new regional supporters including: individuals, groups, companies, associations and schools whilst maximising the current portfolio of events such as; Mencap Race Day, Superhero Challenge, Rock Your Socks, 3rd Party events and the Big Tea Party. You will research, identify and develop new community events and fundraising opportunities, areas of potential support and build a robust regional pipeline.
The role will be based in our Children's Centre in Belfast, however there will be a degree of flexibility for the right candidate.
At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us. Together we are Mencap!
Essential skills and experiences for this role (but not limited to):
The ability to develop, implement and monitor strategic plans, present budgets and interpret financial information
The ability to research, assess and initiate new opportunities within the context of an overall plan
Able to manage the detailed content involved in function/event management and to support the supervision of key volunteers involved in such activities
Able to recruit, develop and train, motivate and manage individuals and teams of Volunteers to give off their very best
Able to use interpersonal skills in order to engage effectively with others, understand what motivates them and respond appropriately
Written communication skills and a high level of numeracy to be able to produce business plans, monthly reviews, press releases, letters, presentations and other similar documents
Excellent verbal communication skills, to be able to deliver presentations and give local media interviews
Able to work as part of a team, to see and understand the national picture and to contribute effectively to team plans and goals
IT literate – use of word-processing, spreadsheets PowerPoint and databases
Good experience working with community fundraising or working within a charity
Please review the Job Description to view all the essential criteria required for this role.
This role will close on 7th December for shortlisting and interviews will commence shortly after via MS Teams. Please apply with an up to date CV.
JOB ID 23670
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