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Fundraising Co-ordinator - UK&I - EY Foundation - Permanent - London

Closing date
1 Dec 2021

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The Opportunity

The EY Foundation is a charity and a company, limited by guarantee, established in 2014. We were founded by EY, the professional services firm, which continues to provide funding and donations to the charity under a multi-annual funding agreement. We are governed by a board of trustees, who are supported by a number of committees and leadership and management teams.

The EY Foundation helps young people, disadvantaged in the labour market, to fulfil their work potential. We are unique in our position as the link between employers and young people, having strong relationships with both.

Our work involves designing, developing and running our own services: Smart Futures, Our Future and Accelerate, as well as raising independent funds to support new initiatives and reach more young people across the UK. We work with organisations from across all sectors, including commercial, not-for-profit, education and government.

As an independent charity we have to diversify and raise our own income through traditional fundraising, grants and, increasingly, through the development of our work with corporate partners.

Within the Foundation we adopt flexible roles that reflect the dynamic nature of our charity and enable our people to learn, develop and grow their skills and open up career opportunities. This is part of our investment in you.

This role profile provides an outline of what will be involved in your role rather than an exhaustive list of duties. Both you and this role will naturally evolve.

In your role you will be expected to demonstrate or develop leadership competences based on the Foundation's four key values. They are:
  • Growth mindset - increase our impact on more young people through dedication, innovation and hard work
  • Empower people - everyone is given the opportunity to develop and to succeed
  • Courage - use new learning and diversity of thought to challenge the status quo, embracing lessons learned even if a project misses its targets
  • Collaboration - build relationships - internally and externally - to share ideas, embed an inclusive approach, and achieve bigger outcomes.

Whatever your specific responsibilities and specialisms, as a Co-ordinator you will be customer and delivery-focused, structured and organised in your approach, highly engaged and interactive with colleagues and beneficiaries of our work. You will take personal ownership of your work and will be proactive in your own development. You will be collaborative with colleagues and supportive of each other in achieving our collective targets and objectives.

Key Responsibilities
  • Research potential domestic and international challenges, assessing risk, return on investment and fit with EY and non-EY stakeholders
  • Support with fundraising events and activities (face-to-face, online and hybrid) - including set-up, supporting individual participants to reach fundraising targets, on-the-day management, and all thanking processes
  • Assist with the recruitment and on-boarding of fundraising participants and supporters to ensure maximum sign-ups and fundraising targets met
  • Build fundraising supplier relationships and submit invoices for processing
  • Administer fundraising mailboxes and room bookings
  • Lead on the input of all income team data into our CRM system, on our Unily intranet, and our grant pipeline to ensure an accurate picture of how much income is secured at any point in the financial year
  • Draft content required for the website and any other marketing and communications
  • Track, monitor, report on fundraising activities including numbers of participants and donors, number of and amount raised, and other KPIs set by the Income team and wider charity team
  • Filter, respond or escalate enquiries from challenge participants, volunteers and other supporters
  • Work closely with fundraising volunteer teams across the UK to support and assist with the delivery of regional fundraising activities
  • Use the 'GEMA' communications system for production of newsletters, invites and supporter communications
  • Collect and record data and feedback from the participants, volunteers and other supporters taking part in any fundraising events and challenges, making recommendations for improvement as necessary
  • Research trusts and foundations and grant-makers
  • Maintain a robust and accurate pipeline of grant-making opportunities
  • Support the Fundraising Manager with the collation of funding bids
  • Support the Head of Income to appropriately manage and steward high value potential and existing philanthropists, including organising events and minute taking at our Investment Taskforce meetings

To qualify for this role, you must have demonstratable experience and knowledge in the following areas:
  • Strong working knowledge and experience in an administrative or operational role
  • Delivering excellent customer service, to internal or external stakeholders, including beneficiaries
  • Working in a delivery-focused organisation
  • Developing compliance/quality processes
  • Co-ordinating multiple activities or tasks effectively
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Ability to foster positive relationships with a wide range of people
  • Collaboration and flexibility in your team working, whilst also being able to work with minimum supervision
  • Strong and evidenced commitment to diversity
  • Strong commitment to improve the working lives and prospects of disadvantaged young people in the UK

What we offer
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You'll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We'll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We'll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You'll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

Please note
Prior to finalising your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. Read more about our commitment to diversity & inclusiveness here. We ask because it matters!

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It's yours to build.

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