Job Title: Community Fundraising Executive

Reports to: Charity Director 

Direct reports: None 

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week (hybrid)

Salary: £28,000 - £32,000

SSNAP is a small charity based at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford that supports sick and premature newborn babies and their parents.  This includes emotional support and guidance to parents, life saving equipment for babies and practical training and support for NHS staff; amongst a long list of other charitable services for families experiencing very difficult times.  

We are seeking a Community Fundraising Executive with a very competitive salary; reflective of their individual skills and experience in the fundraising arena.  This position will work very closely with the Charity Director who has, in the past, managed the entire fundraising portfolio whilst running the charity.  The focus will be on community events, individual giving fundraisers, the website and social media; although not inclusive.  Leading the Fundraising Subcommittee, other work includes corporate fundraising, major donor stewardship, event management and introducing schools to name a few.  In summary, you will work directly with the Charity Director to deliver all aspects of the charity's £260k annual fundraising requirement.  It requires flexibility, pragmatism and someone comfortable making decisions and leading with projects.  There is ample opportunity for flexible working hours and a hybrid practice, with over half the time spent working from home if preferred.   This is a brilliant opportunity for an individual to develop and train in all aspects of fundraising over time, whilst focussing on an ongoing, already very successful community fundraising portfolio.

You will: 

• Have an established and proven track record of fundraising 

• Be comfortable leading with projects and events

• Be an excellent communicator, comfortable presenting to all audiences

• Thrive on being an important part of a small team 

• Be as comfortable making up 200 Fundraising packs to send out as conducting analysis and foresight to our developing fundraising strategy. 

• Be empathetic towards the families of babies who are sick and/or premature 

Role Specific Duties: 

• Develop and maintain already very strong community relationships

• Lead charity marketing and communications, including active involvement in busy social media outlets

• Manage our involvement in challenge events and deliver whole journey support

• Oversee the administration of all fundraising

• Manage our JustGiving and Facebook donors

• Liaise directly with donors and thank fundraisers and volunteers

• Manage a new donor database

Experience and Knowledge (the bit to reference in your covering letter): 

• Experience of professional fundraising

• Working independently

• An understanding of how to raise £260k a year in a county environment (with Charity Director Support)

• Managing external events; race days, garden parties and/or dinners 

• Good working knowledge of social media and digital fundraising 

• Previous experience with a donor management system (database)

• Empathy for families of sick babies 

Please send your CV along with a covering letter, outlining how your experience and knowledge chimes with the 7 bullets above - and why you are the best person for the job - to [email protected] 

SSNAP offers a contributory pension scheme and generous holiday entitlement.  More information can be provided upon request. 

Whilst the closing date is midday on Monday 22nd August 2022, interviews may be conducted on receipt of suitable applications.  You are therefore encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity.  Informal conversations with the Charity Director are welcome: 01865 221359 or emails to [email protected]   This is an exciting opportunity to join a small team that achieves a huge amount for sick babies, their parents and the amazing NHS staff that care for them. 

©2018 SSNAP ( SUPPORT FOR SICK NEWBORNS AND THEIR PARENTS) REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 1146622
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