May 100 Project Lead (fundraising)
4 month fixed term contract (February 2022-May 2022 inclusive)
2 days per week
Hours and working days at your discretion but at least 1 of the days must be completed during office hours. Option of home working (anywhere in the UK) or from our office in Westbury Park, BS6 7QD.
May 100 is our annual Fundraising campaign that not only gets people active but also raises a significant proportion of our funds, helping us to keep disabled children dancing.
The idea is simple, we recruit 100 people to each do something active, and raise money for Flamingo Chicks during the month of May. Some do solo activities, others do team events. They are always imaginative and wonderful - often flamingo or tutu themed! The campaign raises awareness of the challenges disabled people encounter in trying to get active and we try to break these down barriers including sharing parent hacks for making challenges accessible.
Now in its 4th year, the campaign has grown year on year and in 2021, raised our highest total yet, £27,701.50!
We hope to make it bigger and better than ever before with our 2022 target of £40,000.
Historically the campaign has been run by volunteers with ad hoc support from our small Operations Team. We are looking for a positive, can-do individual to lead May 100 for us this year (supported by our army of volunteers plus our Ops Team) enabling us to hit our ambitious target.
The campaign would suit someone who can hit the ground running, maximising income through onboarding new corporate partners and community supporters as well as nurturing and develop our existing ones.
A self-motivated individual, the ideal candidate would be confident working alone but also love making new connections - a real people person with the ambition to succeed. We are completely flexible so your 2 days a week can be done at a time, date and location to suit you (although we do ask at least 1 of the days are during office hours so you can connect with our corporate supporters and be on hand for online team meetings).
This is a unique opportunity to join a fun, creative, ambitious team delivering real social change!
Schedule of services:
To successfully Project Manage the May 100 campaign ensuring the May 100 recruited and fundraising target is met
To host weekly online May 100 Project Team meetings during May (and beforehand, fortnightly meetings from mid March)
To identify and onboard new corporate partners with a key focus on those which offer employee fund matching
To ensure all corporate supporters receive engaging and regular communication and updates resulting in ongoing fundraising and development of a long term relationship
To engage previous community supporters and recruit new community volunteers into 'the flock'
To inspire and motivate our May 100 volunteers to assist your work and fuel the campaign
To lead the May 100 project team, including the Fundraising Mentors, to maximise individual fundraising
To create and deliver imaginative community fundraising activities recruiting new people to participate
To create social media posts to highlight and support the work of May 100
To provide reporting/evaluation content for Funder reports (such as those
who have provided match funding)
To undertake any other tasks or duties that may reasonably be required
and agreed in relation to the role
Experience of developing successful fundraising campaigns
Experience of managing corporate relationships
Experience of developing community and volunteer support for
Ability to really 'sell' the uniqueness and sparkle of Flamingo Chicks
Proven track record of successfully working to fundraising targets
Strong motivational skills
Good organisation and time-management skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate confidently
A flexible approach and ability to accept challenges and change
An understanding and commitment to equal opportunities
Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) Checks at Enhanced
level (Flamingo Chicks can arrange this)
Permission to work in the UK
And who, as independent contractors, will not be employees, workers or agents of Flamingo Chicks and therefore must be responsible for the full payment of all income tax, assessments and National Insurance
Closing date for application is Thursday 27th January 2022, 5pm with interviews on 1st and 2nd February.
Successful applicants will be asked for details of two referees and subject to an enhanced DBS check.
We are keen to make the recruitment process as accessible as possible so please do get in touch if you'd like to chat through any aspects of applying, including the interview process. We will happily find a format that works for you.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Flamingo Chicks is an inclusive community giving all children, including disabled children and those with illnesses such as cancer, the opportunity to enjoy dance and explore movement alongside friends. We also provide a vital peer support network for parents and carers, intergenerational volunteering, global outreach and advocacy!