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We are recruiting a Fundraising Development Officer

Could you help bring fun and laughter to children in hospital?

Job Title: Fundraising Development Officer
Reports to: Fundraising and Communications Manager
Direct reports: None
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 9:00am – 5:30pm (Theodora Children’s Charity operates flexible working hours policy)
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Holiday: 28 days
Closing Date: Ongoing
About Theodora Children’s Charity
The Theodora Children’s Charity is a small, friendly children's charity based in Islington. We improve the well-being of children in hospitals, hospices and specialist care centres by sending professional performers called Giggle Doctors to bring magical moments of fun and laughter at difficult and challenging times. The charity is embarking on an exciting three-year strategy to take the charity through to 2019 with the goal of reaching 43,500 children. You will play a key role in delivering growth as part of this.
We are a passionate team who believe in the importance of investing in staff through training and development. Our small size has allowed us to create a welcoming culture and a flexibility which allows all staff the opportunity to propose and develop new ideas.
Purpose and Scope of Job
We are seeking an energetic and proactive Fundraising Development Officer to join our small but ambitious team. The successful candidate will have experience of raising income from a variety of sources and meeting financial targets. The individual will be responsible for identifying and building strong relationships with prospective donors as well as delivering high levels of stewardship for our current supporters. We are particularly interested in someone with experience with raising funds from corporates, but this role covers all areas of fundraising including community and individuals. As a small, busy office we are looking for someone who enjoys ‘getting stuck in’ and being part of a dynamic team.
Supported by the Fundraising and Communications Manager, this role will allow you the autonomy to build on the skills you already have to help shape both our growth, and your professional development, over the next three years.
• Identify, prioritise and approach potential donors, prospecting to deliver new gifts
• Develop and manage a portfolio of donors implementing engagement strategies to build and maintain strong relationships
• Work with the Fundraising and Communications Manager to set-up and deliver a portfolio of corporate accounts within agreed corporate sectors
• Deliver the account management plan for corporate partners to ensure they receive a positive experience of working with the charity
• Write high quality and compelling fundraising proposals for a range of supporters
• Develop relationships and build networks with potential and current supporters, such as community and individuals
• To participate in the wider work of the Fundraising Team, to share ideas and develop strategic alliances
• Process donations and ensure timely thanking
• Maintain and share a tracking system of all project proposals and their status
• To keep up to date on best practice developments within the charity sector, including fundraising regulations and codes of practice
• Coordinate and offer support at charity events.
• Represent the charity at external functions.
• Assist with collecting feedback and monitoring programme impact.
• Offer support to the team as required.
General Responsibilities
• A commitment to equal opportunities
• A commitment to child protection
• A commitment to health and safety
• A commitment to data protection
• Attendance at team meetings
The Theodora Children’s Charity is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees for job applications on the basis of race, sexual orientation, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This job description is not exhaustive. It merely acts as a guide and may be amended to meet the changing requirements of the charity at any time after discussion with the post holder.
• Opportunity to work in a friendly, dynamic team in central London
• 28 days annual leave allowance
• TOIL given for extra hours worked, above those contracted
• Contributory pension
As part of this role you will be expected to undertake a DBS disclosure check.
To apply please send an up to date CV and covering letter to; your covering letter should clearly demonstrate how you meet the person specification with examples.