The Corporate Fundraiser is responsible for securing income from new corporate supporters, with a particular focus on growing our newly formed patron scheme, which is a way for us to develop high-level, multi-year partnerships. The role is part of a small national fundraising team, who are driving forwards new initiatives and ways of working to significantly increase and diversify the income for the Ramblers.
Who we’re looking for:
We’re looking for an experienced and highly skilled new business developer with a tenacious approach to lead our Corporate Fundraising programme. The post holder will be confident in researching and identifying companies and will take the lead to develop a strong live pipeline of prospects with a view to growing our income moving forwards. You must be a confident communicator with excellent networking skills, and the ability to deliver compelling presentations and creative proposals that tell our story. You will understand the motivations that encourage companies to give, and the importance of taking donors on a journey with the work of the Ramblers.
Essential requirements include:
Proven track record in delivering income targets between £100k - £1 million
Ability to research, compile and manage prospect pipelines
Ability to communicate both verbally and written with a range of audiences
Ability to develop high quality, coherent and thorough fundraising proposals and pitches
Negotiation skills – the post-holder will be required to undertake negotiation with companies
Good attention to detail
Strong analytical skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Competence in the use of IT tools including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Understanding of key donor recruitment channels and approaches
Donor stewardship techniques
New Business Development Processes
Relationship/Account Management experience
Able to work independently, applying own initiative
Able to be flexible and adaptable
If you are keen to make a difference and help us grow this income stream to support our plans, we’d love to hear from you!
The Ramblers are an equal opportunities employer. We promote diversity and warmly welcome applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community.
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Application is by CV and covering letter, sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ramblers are an equal opportunities employer; the equal opportunities form can be found here – Equal Opps Monitoring Form