Workplace: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Hours: 20 per week
Starting salary: £25,000 pro rata
This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
25 days of holiday per year excluding 8 paid bank holidays (pro rata).
Probationary period of 6 months.
The Hollie Gazzard Trust was set up in April 2014 following the murder of Hollie Gazzard at the hairdressers where she worked. Prior to her murder, Hollie was subjected to domestic abuse, violence and stalking. Despite the unimaginable pain and devastation this caused, Hollie’s family wanted something positive to come from her experiences so they can help others in a similar and unfortunate situation. The charity over the last 5 years has grown in to a go-to charity for domestic abuse, domestic violence and stalking locally, nationally and internationally. Hollie was a bright and inspiring young person who achieved her dream of becoming a hairdresser. Her life was taken so needlessly and way too soon. The charity is now behind various initiatives to tackle the issues which surrounded her death and which affect many other people.
The Trust funds a Young Persons Coordinator to engage with young people who have experienced or been exposed to domestic abuse, to help them rebuild their lives and give them confidence. The charity also funds Hollie Guard which is an app which can be downloaded to turn a smartphone in to a personal safety device. Hollie Guard is free to download as the charity wants it available to anyone who needs it, regardless of whether they are a victim of domestic abuse or stalking. This has achieved huge success over the last 5 years and has nearly 50,000 (and growing) downloads. In addition, the Trust helps to fund young hairdressers through a partnership with Gloucestershire College. As Hollie was a skilled and creative hairdresser we know this is what she would have wanted.
We have an exciting opportunity for someone with fundraising skills and experience, to work with us to support us to continue the success of the last five years. Our Fundraising Manager will play a key role in shaping the overall fundraising strategy and activity of the Trust, driving forward initiatives and plans to ensure long term sustainability and growth.
You will be tasked with the exciting challenge of engaging, developing and managing relationships with supporters. You will have the chance to both develop existing relationships with already engaged supporters, and attract new supporters.
The Trust has specific aims and objectives, and we are seeking someone who can support us to raise funds to finance these. The Fundraising Manager will play a key role in shaping the overall fundraising strategy and activity of the Trust and driving forward initiatives and plans to ensure long term sustainability and growth.
- Manage and lead the fundraising committee to raise the required funds to secure the sustainability of the Trust.
- Develop, implement and maintain a fundraising strategy.
- Lead on new initiatives including major donors, private donors and the public.
- Maintain fundraising base and build on existing relationships with donors, volunteers and funders.
- Continuously improve the effectiveness of existing fundraising operation.
- Provide information and guidance on non-official events.
- Manage HGT fundraising events.
- Broaden the mix of income streams, develop new streams of income including major donors, corporate, regular giving.
- Prepare and submit applications for funding.
- Network with businesses to develop corporate contributions.
- Keep in touch with key contacts as required
- Provide letters of thanks and certificates to sponsors and donors.
- Organise and manage meetings for event fundraising.
- Organise and manage sessions for general fundraising and marketing.
- Provide general data research to support the Fundraising Committee.
- Attend fundraising activities and events as appropriate.
- Work with Marketing Team to provide data and gain reports on fundraising activity analysis.
- Undertake research into key target audiences and manage the data appropriately.
- Commitment to the vision, mission and values of the Trust.
- Excellent communication and organisational skills, tact and diplomacy.
- Good networker, comfortable in providing the ‘public face’ of the Trust and ability to engage with people, build and maintain relationships.
- Good people management skills.
- Ability to plan, balance and cope with competing priorities.
- Good IT skills, including MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
- Ability to work effectively in a small team.
- Confident, positive, outlook with a can-do attitude.
- High levels of initiative, self-motivated to succeed and learn.
- Flexibility to meet the demands of the role, including attending events during evenings and weekends.
- Fundraising experience.
- Experience of working in charity sector.
To be considered for this exciting opportunity you should be a confident, positive fundraiser with a can-do attitude. You should be comfortable managing your own diary, yet easily able to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a remote team.
Closing date: midday on Thursday 26th September 2019
Interview date: Thursday 3rd October 2019
This role profile 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.
We are committed equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from all in the community who meet the essential criteria.