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Fundraising Officer (Legacy & Individual giving)

YMCA Fairthorne Group
3.9 out of 5
£28,000 - £32,000 a year - Permanent



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  • Additional leave
  • Childcare
  • Company car
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme

Full job description

Fundraising Officer – (Legacy & Individual Giving)

Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge

£28,000 to £32,000 per annum

Up to 37.5 hours per week -Will consider Full time or Part time

Benefits to you:

  • Employer pension contribution
  • 25 days holiday FTE, increasing with length of service up to a maximum of 30 days
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave (up to 10 days per annum)
  • Employee Assistance Program with Health Assured
  • 50% discount on nursery fees
  • Day camps discounts: 1 week free and 1 week at 50% per child per annum
  • Campsite and activities discounts at YMCA Fairthorne Manor
  • Cycle to work scheme

Role Context

We are seeking to grow our fundraised income by establishing fantastic communications with donors and supporters of YMCA. This role will be part of a small, dedicated fundraising team based at the heart of our operations: Fairthorne Manor. The postholder will develop and launch individual giving and legacy campaigns, undertake stewardship with supporters, and help embed legacy thinking into all aspects of our charity.

Job Purpose:

This role will work withing the fundraising and marketing team to design, develop and deliver fundraising activities and campaigns, and to pipeline and steward donors and supporters by communicating with them regularly.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • At all times work within the YMCA Way in accordance with our values
  • Design and deliver communications using multiple techniques, from personal telephone calls to printed media, that lead to growth in donations and a strong sense of connection to the charity for supporters
  • Identify and communicate with potential new donors
  • Lead on design and delivery of campaigns with support from wider team
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders, working to create a culture whereby we are all giving-minded
  • Help internal stakeholders understand how to identify potential new donors
  • Be the first point of call for legacy enquirers
  • Work with wider YMCA teams, and especially Fairthorne Manor, to help maximise the fundraising value available from all YMCA activities
  • Work with the fundraising manager to establish information systems
  • Maintain records and regularly report on donations
  • Ensure adherence to brand, ethics and fundraising priorities
  • Participate in other fundraising and engagement activities as applicable, including events
  • Follow all YMCA policies and procedures, and act in the interests of your own safety and the safety of others at all times
  • Anything else reasonably requested by the management of the organisation.

Person Specification & Key Competencies

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Success at raising funds through individual giving and/or legacy
  • A very active user of social media
  • Experience of developing fundraising campaigns
  • Experience/knowledge of marketing
  • Excellent IT skills, including Office 365
  • Relevant professional qualification and/or professional experience
  • Recent professional development related to trends in fundraising

Personal Attributes

  • A genuine enthusiasm for helping people to achieve happy, healthy lives
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Friendly and approachable manner
  • Ability to respond positively to new opportunities
  • Enjoy autonomy and personally driven
  • Ability to work under pressure and accurately to deadlines

Successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are an equal opportunities charity with commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace. A copy of this policy will be made available on request.

Please apply now for this rewarding position and be part of an amazing charity who continue to support and achieve wonderful things within the community.

Job Type: Permanent

Pay: £28,000.00-£32,000.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Childcare
  • Company car
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person