Events Fundraising Executive
Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety. We are looking for someone who shares this vision and is determined to raise significant funds to support our vital work. Refuge opened the world's first refuge in 1971 and is now the country's largest single provider of domestic violence services. On any one day, over 5,000 women and children access Refuge's life-changing and life-saving services. Refuge also runs the Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Women's Aid. Events Fundraising Executive REF: .5 hours per week Contract: Permanent GBP25,883 - GBP31,059 per annum Refuge Head Office, London It is an exciting time to be joining Refuge. The events and community fundraising team is about to embark upon a new structure which will include a specific focus on event fundraising. You will be joining a passionate team of professionals determined to embrace the targets and challenges ahead, bringing creativity and focus to your role. The role As the Events fundraising executive, you will be responsible for raising funds and awareness by growing Refuge's events programme. You will be responsible for the proactive recruitment and retention of Refuge supporters across all event fundraising audiences, ensuring you maximise all financial and non-financial opportunities. You will also work alongside the Events and community fundraising manager to manage and coordinate Refuge's flagship event, Walk4. About you To be the successful candidate you will have experience of working in a fundraising environment, ideally in an events fundraising capacity. You will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be able to motivate and recognise the efforts of our event supporters, as well as have an unquestionable attention to detail. You will thrive on a busy but rewarding workload. It is essential that you are willing and able to work in a positive and proactive manner, under your own initiative, whilst keeping abreast of latest competitive charity marketplace developments, adhering to best practice fundraising guidelines. You will be a passionate fundraiser who is looking to further their career within an organisation working to support women and children escaping domestic violence. Benefits include 28 days annual leave, employee assistance programme, death in service benefit and childcare voucher scheme. Closing date: Sunday 24 September 2017 Interview date: TBC Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the values of empowerment, support and equality, which underpins all of our work. No agencies please. As an organisation we work hard to keep our costs down. We have decided to manage this recruitment process without the assistance of recruitment agencies and ask that this decision is respected.