FUNDRAISER

Recruiter
Five Acre Wood School
Location
Maidstone
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 Aug 2017
Expires
14 Aug 2017
Sector
Childcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Reporting to the Assistant Head Teacher, the Fundraiser will play an integral part within the Friends of Five Acre Wood School Charity function, where a proactive nature, professional manner, and attention to detail are paramount. The successful candidate will need to have:

Confident communicator who has the ability to market the school to local and national businesses

Dynamic with the confidence and skills to network and build strong relationships

Drive and energy with creativity and a growth mindset

The ability to prioritise and organise workloads, working to specific deadlines

Work on their own initiative and be a team player

Demonstrate flexibility and the ability to multi-task

Demonstrate a good level of ICT, English and Numeracy Skills

Previous Fundraising experience or marketing/business graduate

The ability and / or experience of bid writing for grants

Experience and / or an interest in charitable organisations

A passion and understanding of special needs

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Meet current fundraising targets including GBP800K for a hydropool.

Develop and execution of a strategic fundraising plan (long-term)

To conduct research into available funding streams and liaise with senior managers

To attend charity meetings and provide fundraising reports

To produce and submit applications for funding to grant making trusts and charities within the required timeframes

To produce and put together presentations for bids

To create and maintain a database of donors

To research equipment identified for fundraising campaigns

To keep up-to-date with special needs requirements and new resources

To visit other special schools and charitable organisations to view resources and ideas of best practise

To manage charitable donations and follow up with thank you / acknowledgment letters

Work closely with the Finance Officer to ensure that all donations are recognised

To ensure that Gift Aid forms are complete and compliant where applicable

To develop sponsorship opportunities for local, regional or national companies

Identify and help to manage charitable events run by Friends of Five Acre Wood School

To develop good working relationships with external agencies, trustees and SLT

Report to SLT, governors and stakeholders including parents and donors

To continuously monitor the effectiveness of fundraising activities

To build and maintain an up to date database of funding streams and donors for effective communication and reporting

To maintain accurate records of all funding applications

Develop and manage a team of volunteers working within the school

Along with Business Manager, ensure spending on all fundraising activities is monitored to ensure these are within budget

To regularly update the fundraising news and charity section within the school website and investigate donor page

Use of social media to maximise communication and fundraising opportunites

Ensure media outlets are informed of fundraising activities

Raise the profile of Five Acre Wood School through press release, and relevant opportunities

Proactively carry out class visits in order to further knoweldge of studen needs and resources.

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