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Fundraising Engagement Officer

Posted 10 days ago

  • Chandler's Ford, Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £25,000 to £28,000 P/Yr
  • Sponsored
  • Expires In 18 days

Fundraising Engagement Officer

It’s an exciting time to work at Wessex Cancer Support as we continue our journey to provide invaluable high quality emotional and wellbeing support for anyone affected by cancer.  Yes, the past few years have been tough. But we’ve emerged as charity which is financially robust and has an excellent reputation for 

Establishing a greater number and variety of donors will be critical to our success and following recent changes in the team we are now recruiting an experienced Community Supporter Engagement Officer - someone who is a brilliant communicator, able to think ahead to develop, support and champion community fundraising activity.  You will be the main point of contact for individuals and community groups and will naturally be able to build rapport to quickly establish relationships and develop innovative partnerships. 

Fundraising Engagement Officer Principal Responsibilities

  • To be the first point of contact for groups and individuals organising community activity to raise money for Wessex Cancer Support, motivating and encouraging them to raise as much as possible.  

  • To develop a comprehensive pipeline of fundraising opportunities (such as adopted charity for regional shows and events, Mayors and Golf Captains), with a well organised schedule to ensure all opportunities are maximised.  

  • To proactively research and identify potential and lapsed supporters and steward them to support us. 

  • To proactively research and identify influential individuals in schools and community groups; to build and develop relationships and garner support for our campaigns like ‘Cakes for Cancer’ and ‘Jolly Jumper month’ 

Essential Skills/Experience/Qualities

  • A strong track record in a similar role, OR able to demonstrate an understanding of what’s needed, with transferable skills.

  • Knowledge and experience of using a Fundraising CRM database (we use Salesforce)

  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations and engage with a wide range of audiences confidently. 

  • Excellent customer service including exemplary telephone and face to face manner.

  • Good written skills with the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences.

  • Strong administrative skills

  • Competent use of Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Ability to prioritise work and manage multiple tasks.

  • Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook and a clear focus on supporters

  • Ability to work under pressure, to deadline, and work independently, using initiative when required.

  • Be curious with an enquiring mind, always spotting opportunities to develop connections.

  • Able to demonstrate a whole-hearted commitment to the vision and values of Wessex Cancer Support.

  • Flexibility outside of working hours and a willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as required.

  • A full UK driving license and access to a car

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