JOB DESCRIPTION & PERSON SPECIFICATION 

Post Title: Fundraising Executive 

Responsible to:  Marketing and Development Manager 

Purpose of Job:  This role will support the new income generation activities (fundraised income) by researching, writing, and submitting funding applications. 

Location:  West Sussex and Brighton & Hove Areas 

Salary Range:  £31,000-£34,000 

Contract:  Full time, 35 hours per week. It is also expected that the post-holder will fulfil any occasional additional duties during evenings and weekends as required and work flexibly to do so.  

 

ABOUT CONCORDIA 

Concordia is an international charity based in Brighton, UK. We believe that volunteering and international work placements change lives and nurture global citizens who care about each other, and the world. Concordia was founded in 1943 to recruit volunteer labour to help with the war effort and to encourage peace and reconciliation in the aftermath of the Second World War. Since its founding, Concordia has been committed to national and international volunteering and seasonal work placements to promote intercultural understanding and peace. Concordia has supported nearly three-quarters of a million people to undertake intercultural exchanges all over the world. 

Concordia’s mission is to foster cross-cultural understanding by providing people with quality opportunities for international volunteering, work experience, education, and training.   

Concordia’s values are: Community, Ethical and Partnership 

The work of Concordia is overseen by the Board of Trustees. 

The Fundraising Executive reports into the Marketing and Development Manager. 

ABOUT THE ROLE 

Securing funding for our projects is vital to the charity’s ability to serve and support our beneficiaries. This role is a great opportunity for the right person to take the next step in their career, to lead and deliver a collaborative donor experience strategy aimed at deepening existing donor relationships and attracting new donors. 

The Fundraising Executive will work across the charity to ensure we have the resources needed to run our existing and new projects. 

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Identify and secure funding for projects across the charity 
  • Develop strong and enduring relationships with current and potential donors 
  • Create compelling, relevant and tailored funding proposals 
  • Design and develop a targeted contact strategy and bespoke cultivation plan 
  • Maintain and develop the fundraising pipeline 
  • Lead the cultivation and stewardship of organisational donors, including research, writing applications, developing communications, responding to enquiries, and managing a portfolio of donors 
  • Lead activities raising funds from companies, including research, developing communications and proposals, and engaging with small to medium companies to encourage them to raise funds 
  • Draft communications to supporters to thank them, engage them and encourage them to support the charity, our projects, and our campaigns 
  • Ensure supporter records are kept up to date, including communication preferences, liaising with finance, reconciling data with online platforms such as JustGiving and managing gift aid declarations 
  • Utilise evaluation and impact data to improve charity metric reporting, annual reporting, and corporate communications. 

ABOUT YOU 

  • Highly experienced professional fundraiser 
  • Ability to build effective professional relationships with all stakeholders 
  • Flexible and confident 
  • Proven experience developing compelling documents, presenting ideas and able to use your communication skills to encourage support 
  • Commitment and dedication to the values, vision, and mission of the Charity 
  • Friendly and personable with the ability to build rapport with funders, donors, and supporters 
  • Collaborative, dynamic and open to change 
  • Proactive and uses own initiative 
  • Drive, motivation, flexibility and enthusiasm for the role and its purpose 

Safeguarding: 

Concordia is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the client group that we work with and promote safer working and safeguarding practices within the workplace. All posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including a disclosure check and vetting checks. We expect all applicants and employees to share this commitment to Safeguarding duty. 

To apply please send a CV and Cover Letter to Kate Quick: [email protected] 

Deadline for applications is 21st January 2022