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Development Officer

Employer
DCA Recruitment
Location
Woking, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Jan 2021

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
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Development Officer
HOURS:Part-time 22.5 hours / week with flexible working
SALARY:£22,000 - £25,000 pro rata based on 22.5 hours. Actual Salary: £13,500 - £15,500 dependent on experience'
This newly created role will play a key part in supporting the Community Foundation to successfully achieve its ambitions for further growth in philanthropy in the county of Surrey.
Who we are:
The Community Foundation for Surrey, who for over 15 years has been bringing together those within the county in a position to give with those who are driving local action. We bring together local donors and those acting to provide positive solutions in our communities for local people and disadvantaged individuals.
What we are looking for:
In this newly created role, we are looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference by developing a career in the voluntary sector. You will love research and working with data - and be experienced in using a variety of research tools. You will be highly organised and able to prioritise several competing work strands effectively, sometimes working to short deadlines. In addition, you will have the creative flair to write inspiring and engaging proposals for prospect Major Donors.
ROLE OVERVIEW
The key areas of responsibility include:
Research - Pro-actively carrying out research to identify new Donors (including individuals, families, corporates, trusts and foundations), as well as influencers and introducers to enable us to grow our pool of prospects.
Data management - Manage prospect and donor data, logging and tracking campaigns and activities, and generating segmented data selections.
Proposals and Reports - Drafting high quality proposals and reports in order to increase giving.
Development support - The provision of appropriate support in the development of philanthropy, such as managing the process of distributing invitations and tracking responses for a range of events held by the Foundation.
PERSON SPECIFICATION - Development Officer
Education and Qualifications
Good general education;
Fully computer literate and confident using IT.
Experience - Essential
Highly proficient user of complex CRM databases, preferably Salesforce, ideally within a charity setting;
Experience of producing data selections involving segmenting and targeting;
Experience of carrying out prospect research;
Demonstrable experience of providing bespoke reports and analysis for internal stakeholders;
Experience of writing copy for a range of document types for a range of audiences.
Experience - Desirable
Knowledge and experience of working within the voluntary sector;
Knowledge of the Fundraising Code of Practice and GDPR.
Skills for the Development Officer role
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Good analytical skills;
Excellent attention to detail;
Able to establish good interpersonal relationships, rapport and credibility with a wide range of people;
A self-starter, able to act on own initiative and to organise, plan and prioritise own work load to meet deadlines;
Able to work effectively within a small team;
Ability to work under pressure and to demonstrate a professional approach in a range of situations;
Fully computer literate.
Personal Characteristics for the Development Officer role
Committed to customer care and the provision of high-quality services;
Creative and flexible in outlook;
Enthusiasm to build a career within the charitable sector and highly motivated and enthusiastic to support community needs across Surrey.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
PENSION: The Foundation has an automatic enrolment workplace pension scheme with NEST and will pay, on behalf of the employee, 6% of the basic annual salary (in addition to the basic annual salary).
HOLIDAYS: 25 days holiday per annum, in addition to public holidays pro rata.
An additional days leave is awarded for every 3 years' of continuous service up to an agreed maximum of 30 days leave.
Staff may also take an additional 2 days leave to undertake voluntary work for a charitable cause, at the discretion of the Chief Executive.
LOCATION: The post-holder will be based at the Foundation's office, which will shortly be moving to Central Woking.
TRANSPORT: Car mileage allowance for travel in connection with work
CLOSING DATE: TUESDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2021
INTERVIEW DATE: TUESDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2021
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