Stockdales of Sale & Altrincham
Stockdales is a well-established charity based in Sale, Manchester. We are committed to making a difference to children and adults with learning disabilities and life-limiting conditions and their families through our residential and community services. Each year, Stockdales helps hundreds of people to be the best version of themselves regardless of the challenges they face.
Short Job Description
The fundraising manager and fundraising officer make up the fundraising team at Stockdales. They work closely together to make sure all aspects of fundraising are covered successfully: individual supporters, fundraising volunteers, community groups, companies, charitable trusts/foundations and events. They are also responsible for all aspects of Stockdales’ marketing and PR.
We’re looking for a friendly, well-organised and committed person to join our small but busy fundraising team as our fundraising officer. This is an existing role which has been carefully developed over the last 5 years. Do you have what it takes to make this role your own and shape it even further?
As our fundraising officer, you will enjoy a varied, exciting role, with no two days the same! Your responsibilities will include all aspects of the fundraising administration, managing small scale community events, raising awareness of the organisation locally, putting the content together for our website, social media pages and newsletters (currently 3 times per year) as well as making sure our supporters have a high quality experience.
You’ll need to be a good all-rounder, think on your feet and work independently and flexible because there will be some evening and weekend work. You’ll also have a flair for creative writing as you will be putting interesting stories together for our newsletters and punchy posts for social media. A ‘head for numbers’, an eye for detail and strong problem solving skills and IT skills are also needed.
Excellent people skills are a must. In this role you will meet all sorts of people from many walks of life, so you will need to be confident and a good communicator. The fundraising team is in regular contact with the people we support too. This might be whilst taking photos, showing supporters round or simply dropping in to say hello. We support people of all abilities, some with severe learning disabilities and complex health needs. It is essential you are comfortable with this.
This is a thoroughly rewarding role for the right person. You might already come from a fundraising background or you may have all of the transferrable skills needed to make this your move into the charity sector. Whichever, if this is you, then we’d love to hear from you!