Fundraising Manager - Sussex
For over 50 years our research has saved lives. We've broken new ground, revolutionised treatments and transformed care. But heart and circulatory disease still kills one in four people in the UK. That's why we need you.About the role We are currently looking for a tenacious relationship manager to support all community fundraising activity across Sussex on a fixed contract of 12 months. Our Community Fundraising team has ambitious targets to help us in our fight for every heartbeat and we are investing in our team to help us achieve these goals. You'll maximise income and awareness for the BHF within your patch by proactively securing and managing community fundraising partnerships and recruiting and managing networks of fundraising groups, supporters and volunteers. You'll proactively build and develop fundraising groups, recruiting individual volunteers and supporters; securing fundraising partnerships; and delivering national campaigns, local projects and maximising community engagement. This role focuses particularly on building strong relationships with businesses who can or already give support to the BHF locally, offering organisations incredible opportunities to continue and grow their support, and with that, their ability to keep more hearts beating in their community. About you The successful candidate will have a proven track record in fundraising at a community level or strong evidence of transferable experience, for example an outstanding track record in sales or account management. You'll have excellent communication, networking and relationship building skills. This role provides a brilliant opportunity for a candidate to transition from a local charity to gain experience with one with nationally recognised brand presence. Or for an ambitious sales person who is an expert in their field, to use their transferable skills to help our vision become a reality. We're brave, informed, driven and compassionate in our fight against heart disease and, if that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you. You'll need to have a full UK driving licence plus previous experience of working remotely and be able to demonstrate an ability to manage and motivate yourself. Please note this is a home-based position and you will need to live in Sussex. Candidates who live outside of the local authority should highlight an intention to relocate to the area in their covering letter for their application to be considered. How to apply To apply for this role please click through to our website for further details. Our process involves submitting your CV and supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role's criteria. Please note this is a 12 month fixed term contract Interviews will be held no later then 4 April 2018 our London head office Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. British Heart Foundation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.