JOIN OUR TEAM AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
In the UK we are living in desperate and difficult days with recession, rising unemployment, benefit changes, major increases in food prices, and rising utility bills. The Covid-19 pandemic of 2020/2021 further exacerbated the situation and has catapulted us into a possible recession that the UK (and indeed the world) has not experienced or seen the depth of in modern times.
Whilst organisations like Somebody Cares are already contributing on a daily basis an enormous amount of charitable support to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, and positively impacting the lives of those who would otherwise be living on the streets, desperately seeking their next hot meal, or scrambling for clothes and a warm bed for their families, this need is only going to increase exponentially over the next few years.
Quite simply, Somebody Cares needs to continue to grow in the support it provides, with even more help from the local communities, supporters, corporate sponsors, charitable foundations, Scottish and Westminster government and both of our hard-working local councils.
We now have a very dynamic management team in place, from the Board of Trustees to the Operation Leads and Management Support Team, who strive to ensure the organisation is run effectively and efficiently in order to support all our employees, volunteers, vulnerable clients and customers.
We also have an excellent team of drivers, sales assistants, foodbank assistants and donations assistants (both employees and volunteers) who continually work together to ensure that Somebody Cares can deliver the best service to the people that need our support, and also the best shopping experience to those who visit our megastore, monthly warehouse sales or (soon to be) online shop.
It is for these reasons that any recruitment we do looks for people who have the right attitude and approach - charitable minded, hard-working team players who are willing to go the extra mile to help us achieve our aims of supporting all those who need our help in Aberdeen and the shire. Joining our team needs to be a two-way process – we want everyone who gives us hours of their time to be able to work to the very best of their ability (and beyond) in an environment that they enjoy turning up to each day, at the same time as feeling that they have achieved their sense of social responsibility and made a real difference to other people’s lives.
POSITION: CORPORATE FUNDRAISER
Based At: Somebody Cares Headquarters in Aberdeen
Responsible To: CEO and Operations Team
Responsible For: Raising funds to agreed targets and raise the corporate profile of Somebody Cares Scotland
Hours of Work: Full Time (40 hours per week)
In order to support the vast number of people seeking help from Somebody Cares Scotland, this vital charity is now undergoing a significant period of growth. BTA are working with Somebody Cares Scotland to recruit their new Corporate Fundraiser, who will liaise with stakeholders to yield the funds required for the charity to continue their life improving work.
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The new Corporate Fundraiser will be responsible for devising and implementing a successful programme of fundraising from the corporate sector to achieve agreed targets. The successful candidate will forge mutually beneficial relationships with corporate supporters on a long-term basis, developing and maintaining a portfolio, and taking responsibility for securing income from businesses by identifying growth areas and opportunities within the corporate sector. You will maintain relationships with stakeholders before, during and after the receipt of funds. The Corporate Fundraiser will develop a long-term strategy for corporate giving and fundraising applications within the corporate arena, paying particular attention to Charity of the Year partnerships, corporate donations, and sponsorship opportunities. You will write funding proposals, corporate applications, and reports to a high standard. You will also track, analyse, and report on fundraising results in the corporate field and measure, manage and report on performance using agreed performance measures.
Somebody Cares Scotland is looking for an experienced Corporate Fundraiser, although will consider somebody with a background in marketing, communications, business development or sales. Ideally, you will be an Aberdeen local or prepared to relocate with a pre-existing network. You must be able to display a passion for Somebody Cares Scotland and demonstrate a knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, the charity. As this is a new position within the charity, there is scope for the Corporate Fundraiser to make this role their own, so a self-starter with innovative ideas would make for an ideal candidate. You will be a well presented, personable individual with a positive attitude to your work. You must be able to communicate to a high standard and have great attention to detail. You must have a strong financial awareness and a thorough understanding of the current fundraising landscape.This is an incredible opportunity for the new Corporate Fundraiser to craft and implement their own fundraising programme and really make an impact on the lives of thousands of people across Aberdeen. If you have the passion, vision and skills to take up this role then get in touch now to find out more.
HOW TO APPLY
Please email email@example.com or call 01786 542 224 to request an information pack. You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.
Closing Date: Midday, Thursday 25th August
Interview Date: Wednesday 7th September
This search is being conducted exclusively for Somebody Cares Scotland by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team has all worked extensively in and with the voluntary sector and academia and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.
OTHER FEATURES OF THE JOB
The annual leave entitlement will be 28 working days which includes all local public and bank holidays, given in lieu if required to work on these days. The job description will be reviewed from time to time and may be updated depending on the changing needs of the organisation.