Reports to:             Fundraising Manager 

Responsible for:     Individual Giving Fundraisers 

Salary:                   £11.81 - £13.06 per hour 

Place of Work:       Central Office, Jerry Green Dog Rescue, Broughton, DN20 0BJ 

Hours of Work:      37 hours per week  

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

Leading the Individual Giving arm of the Jerry Green Dog Rescue Fundraising team, you will be responsible for the implementation of the Individual Giving objectives, including donor management, acquisition and retention, communication and data management.   

Leading a small team driven to increase Individual Giving revenue, you will be committed and enthusiastic to developing and implementing new and innovative ways to build upon individual donations. Increasing the profitability, social media presence and public awareness of Individual Giving, particularly Regular Giving, Sponsorship and In Memory giving, and ensuring excellent donor stewardship.   

This position is 37 hours per week.    

If you would like to speak to someone about applying for this role and require more information, please get in contact with Alex Drewett on [email protected] or please send an application form to the HR department at [email protected] by the date below.

Closing date for applications is 14th August 2022  

Main Purpose of the Job:  

Leading the Individual Giving arm of the Jerry Green Dog Rescue Fundraising team, you will be responsible for the implementation of the Individual Giving objectives, including donor management, acquisition and retention, communication and data management.  

As part of a team driven to increase revenue, you will be committed and enthusiastic to developing and implementing new and innovative ways to build upon individual donations. Increasing the profitability, social media presence and public awareness of Individual Giving, particularly Regular Giving, Sponsorship and In Memory giving, and ensuring excellent donor stewardship. 

 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities  

Fundraising 

  • Manage, develop and champion JGDR’s Regular Giving programme, namely the Sponsor a Kennel initiative, analysing and driving uptake, providing an exemplary donor journey to ensure retention, and actively seeking new sign ups through a variety of channels including but not limited to, face to face, via the telephone and online.
  • Work alongside the Digital Fundraiser and the Community team to promote JGDR’s Regular Giving and Sponsorship income streams, developing and managing existing offerings, innovating new ones and driving sales to increase income via these avenues.
  • Work alongside colleagues in the Fundraising and Marketing teams to develop multifaceted campaigns to generate income across various income streams, regularly collaborating with the online, education and community arms of the fundraising department.
  • Develop and implement plans to encourage donors to increase the value of their donations, give more regularly, and increase contributions by signing up to Gift Aid.
  • Facilitate personal development by keeping up to date with new legislation and best practise about financial practise, fundraising regulations, GDPR and Gift Aid.
  • Develop, implement and manage a plan for occasion giving such as from weddings and birthdays.
  • To collaborate on and deliver a programme of exceptional donor care to engage and retain supporters, alongside the Fundraising Manager and colleagues.
  • Produce regular reports, draw conclusions and make recommendations to improve future activity and feed into longer term strategic plans.
  • Build a solid understanding of our donors using data and research to build insight, define different segments and tailor communications accordingly.
  • To take ownership of In Memory giving for JGDR and develop methods by which to increase ‘in memoriam’ donations and provide a sensitive and appropriate donor journey for these supporters.
  • Manage and develop JGDR’s Grand Draw and Lottery income streams, identifying and exploring avenues for growth and achieve an annual increase in profitability.
  • Work with the Fundraising Manager and the Marketing Lead to develop press releases, social media content and website posts to promote all aspects of individual giving and to generate funds, and raise awareness.
  • Organise promotional events for JGDR, represent JGDR at public events and ensure all fundraising activities operate within best practice and regulatory guidelines and comply with health & safety requirements.
  • Direct line management of a small Individual Giving team, nurturing talent and supporting development in line with JGDR’s policies and procedures.

 

Administration 

  • To work at all times in a way that reflects the values and core principles of JGDR
  • To keep informed of best practice in fundraising and of key developments in charity income streams.
  • To ensure GDPR compliance.
  • To work within the guidelines and codes of practice of the Fundraising Regulator and the Institute of Fundraising.
  • To conduct on-going financial assessments of regular giving procedures.
  • Take responsibility for the creation and administration of correspondence and communications with regular donors and to support the fundraising team with any administration duties as required.
  • To take a collaborative approach to working across all areas of fundraising in JGDR
  • To provide the Fundraising Manager with regular updates and written progress reports.
  • To support the Organisation in any further needs

 

Person Specification Core Competencies

 

Essential 

Desirable 

Qualifications & experience 

 

•        Experience in leading a team or management

•        Experience in Individual Giving processes

•   Educated to degree level or equivalent work experience  

•   Member of  Fundraising or 

Marketing

Professional body 

 

Knowledge, 

Skills & Abilities 

 

•        A proven track record of achievement against targets/budget. 

•        Direct experience of preparing high quality written work in a professional environment. 

•        Excellent writing skills, particularly persuasive writing, and excellent grammar and punctuation. 

•        Excellent planning and organising skills, including the ability to manage and/or support several activities simultaneously. 

•        Experience of using a range of fundraising researching tools and techniques.  

•        Excellent Information technology skills. 

•        Demonstrable understanding/appreciation of donors and the donor journey. 

 

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 can do 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.  

• Ability to work  flexibly   

 

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 licence