Communications & Fundraising Assistant

Consensus HR
Welwyn, Hertfordshire
£22,000 per annum
15 Nov 2016
13 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Communications and Fundraising Assistant

Reports to:  Marketing & Fundraising Director

This is an exciting position to work with the Fundraising Director to communicate the charitable work of Celtic Harmony and raise money & develop relationships with grant funders, trusts, corporates and major donors.

If you are looking to join a growing charity with exciting opportunities and have a ‘can-do’ attitude, then this is your chance to make a real difference. The post holder will have communication and bid writing skills and will be able to work to deadlines to meet both short-term and longer-term targets, as part of the fundraising strategy.

An award winning charity, have been providing hands-on cultural heritage education of ancient Britain for almost twenty years. In that time we have increased understanding of the natural world and creating a more sustainable way of life for future generations.

We achieve this through the educational experience, which enables people of all ages to step into Ancient Britain and experience life from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, via a programme of multi-sensory creative activities at the Camp, set in acres of English countryside. Our innovative programmes are designed particularly for special needs schools and disadvantaged adults and families.

Location:  Celtic Harmony Office, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL69TS


Main Duties:

  1. Liaise with Corporates to develop relationships for a portfolio of team building programmes and/or sponsorship through telephone and written communication.
  2. Organise events to develop relationships with corporate donors and other stakeholders such as subject coordinators.
  3. Write applications to lottery and other grant funders.
  4. Research charitable trusts and foundations to support the fundraising Strategy.
  5. Make funding applications to charitable trusts and foundations.
  6. Nurture long term relationships through effective stewardship of supporters.
  7. Coordinate charity communications: draft press releases and liaise with press contacts and write the charity newsletter.
  8. Monitor and evaluate fundraising activity to agreed templates, providing reports and recommendations.
  9. Liaise with Heritage Director in regard to fundraising income administration and budgets to ensure all activity is managed appropriately.

Competencies & Levels

  • Working to Objectives & Standards - 2
  • Planning & Organising - 2
  • Stakeholder Orientation - 2
  • Active Analysis & Decision Making - 2
  • Continuous Improvement - 2
  • Developing Self & Others - 2
  • Working Together - 2
  • Communication - 2
  • Leadership - 2

Qualifications, experience & behaviours required for this role:


  • Solid demonstrable experience and knowledge in fundraising - Essential
  • Experience of writing funding applications for trusts / lottery / corporate. - Essential
  • Experience of communicating with funders and stakeholders face to face and/or in writing - Essential
  • Experience of working with senior stakeholders - Desirable

Education /Qualification

  • Professional qualification degree in a related subject and 2 years experience Or 3 years experience in a similar role. - Essential


  • Strong organisational and planning skills with ability to meet tight deadlines and budgets - Essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - Essential
  • The ability to work on multiple projects at one time - Essential
  • Good research and analytical skills- Essential
  • Good listening skills - Essential
  • Good working knowledge on mac - Desirable
  • Numerate - Essential

Personal Characteristics

  • Confident communicator with ability to build relationships internally and externally. - Essential
  • ‘Can do’ attitude and willingness and ability to get the job done - Essential
  • Professional, approachable manner - Essential
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure. - Essential

This role profile is not exhaustive; it will be subject to periodic review and may be amended to meet the changing needs of the charity. The post holder will be expected to participate in this process and we would aim to reach agreement to the changes.

General Terms and Condition of Employment

  • Contract: Permanent.
  • Duties: As outlined in job description
  • Salary: £22,000 per annum full time equivalent in arrears by BACS
  • Hours : 37.5 hours per week Monday- Friday and some weekends, 9am to 5.30pm and 1 hour unpaid lunch.
  • Holidays : 28 days pro rata (inc. bank holidays)
  • Sickness: Statutory Sick Pay
  • Benefits: Full in-house induction, external training where appropriate, free participation in Archery courses, Voluntary Pension scheme.




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