Events Fundraising Officer

Youth Adventure Trust
Chippenham, Wiltshire
£22,000 - £25,000 pro rata  
26 Oct 2018
20 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Events Fundraising Officer  
Home Based (with occasional UK wide travel) 

About Us  

We are the Youth Adventure Trust, a pioneering charity that inspires young people to realise their potential using the power of the outdoors.  

For the last 25 years, we have helped over 3,800 vulnerable young people aged 11 – 14 by providing more than 27,000 activity days, including outdoor activities music, arts, woodland and animation workshops.  

We are now entering an exciting period of growth and have ambitious plans to double the number of young people we work with by 2021. As such, we’re looking for an Events Fundraising Officer to join us on a part time basis. 

Your Rewards  

- Salary of £22,000 - £25,000 pro rata  
- Friendly company culture that offers a flexible approach to work  
- Support a small, ground-breaking charity that is making a positive impact on young people’s lives  
- Join us during an exciting phase of growth  
- Great development and progression prospects 

Our organisation uses outdoor adventure and personal challenge to help vulnerable young people fulfil their potential, learn valuable life skills and build confidence and self esteem. 

This role is all about communicating our key messages and taking our corporate supporters and fundraisers on a similar journey, enabling them to take on a personal challenge to push their own mental, emotional and physical limits, whilst raising much needed funds to help us continue our vital work. 

It could be walking in the arctic, trekking through the desert, 10 peaks in the Brecon Beacons or even undertaking one adventure per month for a whole year. Our fundraising events are varied, challenging and almost certainly involve being outside.  

We’re looking for an adventurer to lead the way, to be part of the excitement and to organise every aspect of our exciting fundraising events. If you prove successful, this role has the scope to become a full time position in 2020.  

If this sounds like the kind of role you’d love to be part of with an organisation with an important and worthwhile mission, this is the role for you.  

Your Role  

As our Events Fundraising Officer, you will be tasked with supporting and driving one of our significant revenue streams – Corporate Challenge Events.  

You will work with our Corporate Partnerships Manager to deliver well managed, challenging, fun and safe events for our corporate sponsors and maximise fundraising opportunities. 

You will help set up and organise corporate challenges such as sponsored mountain events for major companies or our own in-house events, working to a set brief and ensuring the fundraising for each event achieves its target. 

Although you’ll spend a certain amount of time behind your desk, you’ll have the chance to get out of the office, travel to beautiful parts of the country and enjoy the wonders of the outdoors.  

Your role will also include:  

- Relationship building with targeted corporate sponsors  
- Attending events and supporting corporate teams  
- Associated administrative activities, updating databases and detailing conversations with fundraising teams  
- Developing events  
- Preparing resources  
- Helping with logistics  
- Thanking participants and sponsors  
- Reporting and banking activities  

About You  

To be considered as our Events Fundraising Officer, you will need:  

- Previous experience fundraising, paid or unpaid, or experience taking part in a charitable event  
- Previous administration experience and the ability to use and update databases  
- A self-motivated, well-organised approach  
- The ability to multi-task  
- Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player mentality  

We are looking for people who have been an Events Fundraising Officer, Events Officer, Fundraising Officer, Campaign Manager, Corporate Fundraising Officer, Corporate Sponsorship Officer, Events Manager, or Events Executive.  

This is a part time role, working 21 hours per week on a pattern that best suits your requirements.  

Webrecruit and Youth Adventure Trust are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.  

So, if you’re ready for your next adventure as an Events Fundraising Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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