Reports to: Fundraising Manager

Responsible for: Events Fundraisers

Salary: £13.06 per hour 

Place of Work: Jerry Green Dog Rescue, Broughton, Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 0BJ (with some flexibility)                    

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week          

If you would like to apply, please complete an application form and forward to [email protected]

We are seeking to recruit an experienced and goal-orientated events professional with exceptional communication skills and a proven track record in events management, tasked to raise funds and awareness within the three regions of East Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.  

As part of a driven fundraising team, you will be responsible, alongside the Fundraising Manger, for developing and delivering an innovative and engaging calendar of events to raise the profile of and raise funds for Jerry Green Dog Rescue. You will be leading a small team and will be supported to develop your skills alongside your work. An exciting opportunity to use your skills and experience to further a great cause!

This position is a 37 hours per week, full time role.   

You are welcome to email Alex Drewett on [email protected] to arrange a telephone conversation to discuss the role further. 

Closing date for applications is 5th August 2022 with interviews planned for w/c 8th August 2022

Main Purpose of the Job:  

We are seeking to recruit an experienced and goal-orientated events professional with exceptional communication skills and a proven track record in events management, tasked to raise funds and awareness within the three regions of East Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. 

As part of a driven fundraising team, you will be responsible, alongside the Fundraising Manager, for developing and delivering an innovative and engaging calendar of events to raise the profile of and raise funds for Jerry Green Dog Rescue. You will be leading a small team and will be supported to develop your skills alongside your work. You will be a strong team player with good interpersonal skills and have exceptional organisation and attention to detail. An excellent opportunity to work for a fantastic charity and deliver some outstanding events! 

  

Key Tasks and Responsibilities  

 

  • To contribute to and deliver against annual budgets, targets and plans, leading the Events team and working alongside your colleagues and the Fundraising Manager.
  • To take responsibility, alongside the Fundraising Manager, for developing a calendar of engaging, innovative and profitable flagship events throughout the year, supported by smaller events, to raise funds for and enhance the profile of Jerry Green Dog Rescue, in line with the charity’s core values.
  • Take a key role in the planning, implementation and strategic growth of pillar JGDR events.
  • This will include but is not limited to planning and delivering a portfolio of events, developing and establishing effective event management plans, liaising with all third party suppliers, working to set budgets, sourcing suitable venues, adhering to tight deadlines.
  • Creating effective relationships with internal teams and external stakeholders, driving high standards of health and safety and risk management, being onsite before, during & after the event to continue support and post event evaluations.
  • To seek and utilise corporate sponsorship to enhance the profitability of events by minimising costs to JGDR. Recognise the long-term value of these supporters and maintain impeccable donor stewardship to encourage long lasting relationships and retain support.
  • Support other JGDR services (Retail, Education, Enterprise, Welfare), with their event needs as required.
  • Line management of a small team, nurturing talent and supporting development in line with JGDR’s policies and procedures.
  • To work alongside Marketing to gather high quality content at events, to use for future promotion and online campaigns.
  • To compile weekly and monthly reporting data to inform your line manager of your outputs and results.
  • To undertake any identified training as required or proposed by your manager, and take a key role in your own personal development, bringing appropriate training to the attention of your manager.
  • To respond to enquiries from the public, volunteers, fundraisers etc. (by phone, mail and in person) including responding to requests for information etc.
  • Support the Fundraising Manager, Volunteer Co-ordinator, and your colleagues with the development of new recruitment strategies to maximise the number of volunteers supporting events and fundraising activities.
  • Make sure all the legal requirements for events and community fundraising are in place and adhere to Institute of Fundraising Codes of Practice, Fundraising Regulator requirements, and health and safety requirements.
  • Maintain accurate records on JGDR’s donor database to include records of correspondence, relationships, financial and donation information.
  • To remain professional at all times showing emotional resilience and empathy.
  • Undertake other reasonable duties as required.

Person Specification Core Competencies

  

 

Essential 

Desirable 

Qualifications & experience 

 Previous events experience with some leadership experience

A member of a

Fundraising body

 

 

Knowledge of

Institute and Fundraising guidelines

 

Knowledge, 

Skills & Abilities

Key Skills –  

•        Exceptional writing, editing, and interpersonal communication skills –  

•        Proficient with Microsoft Office  

•        Excellent planning and organising skills, including the ability to manage and/or support several activities simultaneously  Excellent customer service skills and the ability to build and sustain strong relationships  

•        Understanding/appreciation of donors and the donor journey  

•        Building Profile & Reputation 

•        Excellent communication skills  

•        Effectively use IT applications appropriate to the role  

•        Can effectively use digital technology and social media and understands its potential to generate support  

•        Maintains accurate information  

•        Evidence of events planning 

 

            

 

Understanding of the importance of ensuring good dog welfare - 

•        Passionate about continuous improvement of the welfare of dogs across the whole organisation and demonstrates vigilance in ensuring the depth and breadth of good dog welfare standards  

•        Understands the spirit and intent behind Dogs in the office  

•        Prepared to be trained as a Green Dog handler  

 

 

 

Funding, Finance & Enterprise - 

•        Ability to understand budgets and summarise financial information accurately 

•        Good grasp of the organisation's financial processes – budgeting, accounting, etc. -  Funding needs and donor analysis

 

Aptitude/ 

Behaviours 

 

•        Show commitment to the values of Jerry Green Dog Rescue and promote our work. 

•        Contribute to, influence and respond to changes in Jerry Green Dog Rescue, sharing knowledge and information to benefit the organisation.  

•        Self-motivated – tenacious, with high level of accuracy and good attention to detail. Show commitment to achieving high standards and objectives as well as being well organised – with a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.  

•        Self-awareness – positive attitude and cando approach, remaining calm in a busy a multitasking environment, working to the priorities to a number of people.  

•        Value yourself by taking responsibility for your own professional learning and development and presentation in the work place.  

•        Valuing and respecting the contribution of others and welcome constructive feedback. 

•        Be prepared to travel to other Centres if the work load dictates 

•        Full, UK driving license