Job Description – Snr Fundraising Exec, Grocery Aid

Reporting to: Fundraising Director 

GroceryAid is the national charity for the grocery industry – from the largest factory, through the supply chain, to the smallest store.  Supporting 1000’s of people every month we offer crisis grants, 24/7 helpline, financial guidance, legal support, workload, health and wellbeing, stress and depression counselling.  Working with the largest FMCG brands and retailers in the world including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, M&S, Waitrose, Mondelez, Unilever, CCE, P&G and 100’s more, our fundraising is realized through the most exciting events and fundraising activities.

Main Purpose of Role: 
As a senior member of the Fundraising team you will take ownership for a suite of fundraising activities including major events. Building relationships and awareness across the industry you will run the most exciting events and engage with supporters to enable successful revenue opportunities.

Main Responsibilities of the Role:
Deliver exceptional, must attend industry leading events
Ensure all fundraising revenues are met
Build excellent supporter relationships
Act as a spokesperson for the charity
Proactively seek and lead on new fundraising initiatives

Role breakdown in detail:

Support the Fundraising Director in developing new ideas for Fundraising activities
Own personal events and support the team in achieving the overall fundraising targets
Ensure charity margins are maintained and exceeded
Build partnerships to enable new revenue streams
Challenge all existing fundraising and develop new, better ways to raise money 
Manage the relationship of 3rd party events and provide any support needed
Work with Fundraising Director to identify calendar of events for following year along with new opportunities 
Set up and attend client meetings and manage post meeting follow ups

Event Management
Responsible for all elements of event delivery, on time and to budget
Ownership of all event documentation including timeline, running order, budget, marketing plan
Constantly strive to improve our events - challenge the format, re-invigorate events year on year
Ownership of project management including all meetings, stakeholder mgmt, committee involvement, review and debrief 
Work alongside the contracted EM to ensure the project is delivered on time and to budget
Ensure all parties meet key milestones
Management of the event sub-committee
Preparation of all meetings and minutes on time
Management of RFP’s to review suppliers 

Support the junior members of the team by providing guidance and training
Attend awareness events and act as a charity representative
Deliver high class charity presentations to new and current supporters
Support FD with Fundraising committee including meeting planning 

Experience / Skills 
Minimum 7 years event management experience, agency experience would be desirable 
Fundraising/sales experience within a B2B charity environment
Ability to gain trust and build strong relationships at Director level
Strong project management skills, event delivery and stakeholder management 
Marketing planning and strategy to sell events
Motivated to work to deadlines and targets 
Experience of Public presentations 
Experience of managing budgets with income and spend to deliver bottom line contribution
Highly motivated self-starter with ambition to make things happen 
Excellent attention to detail and ability to maintain accuracy while working under pressure, on multiple projects 

Additional information
Salary: £40k per annum
Hours are Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm and Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm
25 days annual leave
Contributory pension scheme 
Private Health Insurance 

For further information please contact Jane Hill, Fundraising Director on [email protected]

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