FR001 – Fundraising Specialist

Location: Agile working with travel to Gateshead Status: Full Time - Permanent Hours Per Week: 37 Salary: Competitive Closing Date: 24th January 2021

About you

Do you have a strong track record of income generation? Do you have experience of managing a team of people? Do you have experience of managing a range of projects with a track-record of delivery?

Do you have experience of donor development and retention? Do you have experience of using a donor relationship management system? Do you have experience of successful fundraising campaigns?

Do you have proven track record of raising unrestricted income for charities through fundraising? Do you have experience of leading and developing high-performing teams?

If so, the role of Fundraising Specialist could be for you.

About us

Changing Lives began in 1970, when four people set up Tyneside Cyrenians, offering food and shelter to people experiencing homelessness in the North East. Since then, services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.

Today our charity employs over 600 staff, has 400 volunteers and operates from Berwick to London giving people hope and aspiration that their lives can change. We listen carefully to the experiences of people with lived experience and 20% of staff at Changing Lives have previously used services.

At Changing Lives, we believe that everyone deserves a safe home, a rewarding job and a life free from addiction or abuse. We also believe that, given the right support, anyone can change their life for the better. By focusing on their strengths, potential and opportunities, we help over 14,000 people overcome their problems and live safe, successful, independent lives each year.

We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.

About the job

The Fundraising Specialist will lead and develop the Changing Lives complement, to generate unrestricted income through specific appeals, supporter development and corporate relations in line with the Charity’s fundraising strategy, ensuring growth in the level of income raised from community fundraising activity.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all of our practices. We aim to attract from a diverse pool of applicants, creating a culture whereby everyone can bring their whole selves to work every day and encourage applications from all minority groups.

What can we offer you in return?

  • Long established local employer
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Annual Pay Review
  • Central location (near Team Valley Retail Park – Gateshead) with Free onsite parking
  • Employee Pension scheme 5% Employee / 3% Employer
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
  • CLUB Scheme – Access to Online Discounts
  • Comprehensive Learning & Development Opportunities

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We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities. 

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