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Corporate Fundraising Officer

Type of role:Communications and fundraising
Location:Kingston, United Kingdom
Contract type:Permanent
Full Time:35 hours per week
Application Closing Date:18 Jan 2019
Interview date:TBC
Start date:ASAP

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

At the heart of this role is ensuring VSO is an organisation that passionately engages with corporate partners, and their employees to support us in our work.

The Corporate Fundraising Officer will play a key role in activating the new business strategy set out. This role will work to identify, research and network with new business prospects to drive the pipeline for VSO, from donations, employee fundraising, charity of the year and cause-related marketing initiatives.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced environment, establishing new income streams.
Reporting directly to the Senior Corporate Fundraising Manager, the successful candidate will help VSO build relationships with businesses, working to hit a personal fundraising income target.

This role offers a great opportunity to deliver measurable growth and is a rewarding opportunity to make a tangible difference to world poverty.

We are looking for someone with a passion for delivering marketing materials, and coordinating engagement events for our supporters. You will need to effectively guide stakeholders across the organisation to support you to achieve the results.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the ethical screening searches of potential new partnerships.

You should be a self-starter, interested in corporate fundraising trends that you can monitor and analyse, to help guide VSOs approaches.

If you are interested in exploring lots of untapped opportunities, this is the job for you! You will be at the heart of shaping VSO’s future.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Specifically you should have experience of working in a target led environment with a proven track record of delivering against targets, observing deadlines and achieving results. With a strong understanding of the principles of corporate fundraising.

We are looking for someone with experience of successfully identifying new corporate partner prospects, and stewarding them through long term partnerships.

This role would be best suited to someone with a proactive and action-orientated personality; strong sense of pace and urgency.

We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to both interface professionally senior individuals and with the ability to build good working relationships with colleagues internally.

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in the UK before you apply.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications, as such we may interview as soon as suitable applications are received.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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