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Fundraising & Marketing Assistant

Job description & person specification

Job overview: This is a unique opportunity to join a fun and fast-growing national charity based in the heart of Devon and gain experience in fundraising and marketing.

We are offering a completely new position and the successful candidate will have at least six month’s experience working either in marketing or fundraising and have strong organisational, written and interpersonal skills. We are looking for a passionate and professional member of the team to help us grow our fundraising and reach wider audiences through digital marketing and our existing communication channels. Our fundraising function is growing quickly and over the last 12 years we have built relationships with some truly inspiring fundraisers; we are delighted to have been shortlisted for The Justgiving Awards 2018, Charity of the Year which will be announced in November.

This is a fast-paced charity, with a big heart and positive focus; the successful candidate will be a team player, have the ability to be flexible and a willingness to join in and continue to help the charity to flourish.  In return you will be offered training and further future exciting developmental opportunities.

Contract term: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £15,500 to £17,500 (depending on experience)

Responsible to: Fundraiser, Communications & Marketing Officer and Head of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications

Probationary period: 6 months

Annual leave allocation: 28 days per year (inc. public bank holidays)

Location: Hope Chapel, Rose Ash, South Molton, Devon, EX36 4RF

Main purpose of role: to support the Fundraising and Marketing team to achieve income and awareness objectives by carrying out administration duties.

Key tasks:

  • Provide administrative support to the Fundraising and Marketing team as required e.g. fielding telephone and email enquiries, collating and organising data to be mail-merged for mailings such as fundraising appeals
  • Assist in the administration and promotion of the BHWT’s Egg Club and Bake For Hens’ Sake! fundraising products
  • Assist in creating social media content across a range of platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube)
  • Ensure that all relevant supporter information is accurately and promptly recorded onto the CRM database
  • Work closely with the Communications & Marketing Officer to help collate content for social media, e-shots and BHWT’s supporter magazine Chicken & Egg and assist with website amends and additions as necessary
  • Work closely with the Communications & Marketing Officer to help collate material for and prepare fundraising newsletters
  • Assist the Communications & Marketing Officer with press releases for regional press
  • Thank supporters for donations made via the BHWT online shop
  • Assist with the inputting and reconciling of single and recurring donations from various sources
  • Liaise with individuals and businesses who would like a charity collection tin and manage database of our collection tins
  • Act as the main contact for supporters who would like to join the BHWT’s Sponsor a Hen scheme; collating and sending out sponsorship packs and keeping in touch by thanking and sending updates on sponsored hens
  • Work closely with colleagues to ensure compliance with best practice in GDPR
  • Monitor marketing inserts distributed within Welcome Packs

Person Specification

Essential key skills and experience:

  • Minimum of 6 months’ experience working in fundraising or marketing
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written and ability to relate to people at all levels
  • Proactive and highly organised, with good attention to detail
  • Good written skills, both creative and grammatical
  • Experience of using a CRM database, ideally Salesforce
  • Enjoy working as part of a busy team
  • Proven ability to work to deadlines and manage own time effectively
  • Good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Flexibility and willing to adapt to change and learning new skills
  • Experience or knowledge of hen or animal welfare
  • Full driving license and access to a car
  • Empathy with the aims of the charity

Desirable key skills and experience:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Experience of working with volunteers
  • Awareness of GDPR changes in legislation
  • Knowledge of CRM systems

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.

Closing date: 15th November 2018

Please email covering letter and CV to: