Engagement team leader
21 hours per week
Relating to your role
Works with the CEO, Heads of Service and Engagement Team colleagues to , implement and develop the fundraising strategy and action plan
Develops good working relationships with existing supporters and donors ensuring that they are kept informed on activity and are invited to relevant events
Identifies, researches, targets and solicits potential supporters face to face and / or in writing and by phone, to raise funds. Supporters will be drawn mainly from individuals, local and regional societies and commercial organisations.
Develops persuasive and innovative proposals, case studies, reports and data capable of achieving income generating programmes from a range of sources.
Designs and delivers initiatives that raise the profile of the Carers Resource.
Regularly reviews plans and targets aimed at new donor acquisitions and further business development, to ensure focussed and effective progress in raising the profile of Carers’ Resource.
Develops and runs fundraising campaigns and events that both raise income and the profile of the organisation.
Initiates and manages donor recruitment / fundraising events either alone or with support from volunteers / staff colleagues, developing fundraising teams.
To manage ongoing donor relationships / liaison, with appropriate feedback and contact reports.
Actively promotes the ethos, brand and services of the Carers’ Resource to external stakeholders while drawing on support and input from colleagues as appropriate.
Creates and leads teams of volunteers to deliver specific projects.
Recruits volunteers from the communities in which they work.
Works in conjunction with the CReate team to target local employers and build effective working relationships
Working with others
Demonstrates effective team-working skills, participates in team meetings and training
Interacts well with other departments
Displays self-confidence and initiative
Attends multi-agency meetings on behalf of Carers’ Resource
Makes a positive contribution to Carers’ Resource, is willing to function as a member of a small team and proactively assist in the development of the organisation
Accepts and learns from feedback
Be an active member of the organisation-wide bid-writing group
Understanding the organisation
Assists with the analysis of trends and recommendations for service improvement.
Acts as ambassador for Carers’ Resource, protecting and promoting its good name and reputation at all times.
Maintains confidentiality over personal information relating to individuals.
Acts confidently on behalf of the department.
Works within all the policies and practices of Carers’ Resource, follows health and safety procedures.
Contributes to Carers’ Resource development.
Participates, as a representative of Carers’ Resource, in multi-agency meetings, voluntary fora and other events, feeding back appropriately to your line manager and the team.
Takes responsibility, in consultation with your line manager, for personal development and progression, participating in performance reviews.
Undertakes any training deemed necessary by your line manager.
Keeps up-to-date about services, benefits and organisations available to carers.
Good timekeeper and good attendance.
Takes responsibility, in consultation with line manager, for personal development and progression, participating in performance reviews.
Fundraising in a variety of settings
Setting, and meeting of, targets
Informing and enthusing others
Working effectively with people over the telephone and/or by email
Organising and running events
An understanding of carers' needs and awareness of current issues affecting carers
Skills and abilities
Excellent communication skills including listening skills and the ability to give information clearly and succinctly
Strong verbal communication skills, with the ability to deal competently and confidently with the public, senior supporters and the media over the telephone and face to face
Ability to make presentations to individuals or groups using aids and techniques appropriate to the audience, topic and occasion, and willingness for public speaking
Ability to make cold approaches to individuals and companies by letter, telephone or face to face
Strong negotiation skills
Personable, persuasive, able to foster and promote co-operation
Strong written skills with the ability to produce persuasive presentations and proposals
Excellent organisational skills with a thorough attention to detail, the ability to research opportunities, identifying potential, prioritising to achieve goals
Have an innovative, creative approach to identifying and devising fundraising activities.
“Can-do” attitude, unflappable, steadfast, self-motivated, flexible and adaptable skills
Be able to write letters, reports and business proposals
Able to work under pressure, to multiple priorities and to strict deadlines, prioritising own workload.
Ability to organise prestigious high-profile events.
IT literate – a confident user of Word, email, excel, databases, PowerPoint
Experience or knowledge of the role played by statutory, private and voluntary sectors and the way they operate and of community care issues.
Knowledge and understanding of the different communities that make up the Bradford district
An understanding of the need for confidentiality, sensitivity and a non-judgmental attitude.
Enthusiasm and the energy to see projects through from concept to evaluation
Own transport, clean current driving licence and business use insurance.
The post will involve some evening and weekend work, for which time in lieu may be taken.
Flexibility with hours and travel is required.
Job Type: Part-time