ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – Fundraising Manager (South East)


Contract type: Initial two year fixed contract

Application Closure Date: 30 Apr 2019

Salary: Competitive

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the National Charity of the British Army. The Soldiers’ Charity began in 1944 as the Army Benevolent Fund and rebranded in 2010 to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. With help from the public we support soldiers, veterans and their immediate families who need our help, either by supporting individuals directly or through our partner delivery charities.

The Soldiers’ Charity is now recruiting for a new role of Fundraising Manager – South East. Ideally the successful candidate will be able to start in June 2019, for an initial two-year fixed term contract. The role encompasses inter alia: representing the Charity in the South East; in particular, initiating, planning and executing effective fundraising within the overall Regional Strategy and Plan, meeting the targets set by the Regional Director South East, engaging a wide range of audiences both military and civilian on the work of the Charity to encourage support to regional fundraising, continual development of our volunteer fundraising and deputising for the Regional Director.

The post requires the individual to operate comfortably within both the military and civilian communities using their well-developed communication skills. The ideal candidate for this post will have a background in Community Fundraising and/or running large scale events; they should have a reasonable knowledge, or personal experience of, the Regular or Reserve Armed Forces. In addition, candidates should possess strong interpersonal skills, be well organised and have an easy yet confident manner to be able to establish and maintain successful relationships with a wide range of volunteers, including many from the military. You will be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a regional team whilst applying your persuasive, engaging character and project management strengths.

The role will be based out of our office locations in Aldershot and Chatham, but will require extensive travel throughout the South-East Region. A full driving licence is necessary.

Candidates should be IT literate and, in particular, experienced in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including Office 365 and social media tools is essential. A working knowledge of book-keeping and elementary accounting procedures is desirable for this post, as is experience of using Raiser’s Edge or a similar CRM product.

This is a full-time post for 35 hours per week, with 26 days annual leave and competitive benefits after a probation period of six months.

For more information on the wider role for this post please open the attached job description. If you feel you have the relevant experience and skill set for this role please send your current CV and strong supporting statement to Tina Reading, HR Manager – treading@soldierscharity.org.

Interview date: 7 May 2019 (Aldershot)

Download job specification here.

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