Fundraising Officer - Vegetarian Society - ROLE NOW CLOSED

Job Ref: The Vegetarian Society
Type: Full Time
Location: Altrincham, Greater Manchester
Salary: Up to £25,000
Closing Date: Wednesday 5th September 2018

Full Description

About the Charity

The Vegetarian Society is THE voice of vegetarianism - working to enable more people to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle for greater compassion to animals, better health, and a more sustainable environment. This is the oldest vegetarian organisation in the world, established back in 1847.

With projects such as the UK Food Plan, campaigns to promote better provision in restaurants, schools and hospitals, a Vegetarian Cookery School, and the well-known Vegetarian Society Approved trademark, this national Manchester-based charity has a major impact.

Based in an old manor house in beautiful grounds, with a highly flexible working culture and a much-loved brand, this charity has a lot to offer for the right candidate.

About the role of Fundraising Officer

Are you a fundraiser with a wide range of fundraising experience?

Do you consider yourself creative and relish in the challenges fundraising can bring?

As Fundraising Officer, you will lead the fundraising for the UK Food Plan (the charity’s new and ambitious plan to transform vegetarian options in targeted contexts), using your ability to build great relationships with individuals and funders to develop and deliver income.

You will use your fundraising skills, developed in either major donor development, corporate or community fundraising, sponsorship, grants, events, or legacy promotion, to influence, inspire and support people to embrace and maintain a vegetarian lifestyle.

With a can-do attitude and proactive approach, you will plan and implement integrated funding campaigns that will deliver on high value income streams, whilst identifying new opportunities to secure support for the UK Food Plan.

The project

The UK Food Plan is a new exciting project that aims to promote more vegetarian food options across a wide range of targeted contexts. You will play a vital part in contributing towards the income by shaping and leading the project. This is a great opportunity for an individual to gain strong experience in influencing a small campaign at an exciting non-for-profit organisation.

Above all, you will embrace the vegetarian lifestyle and values of the Vegetarian Society and have a real passion for helping others to do the same.

Although this opportunity is currently a 1-year, fixed term role, the charity has ambitions to make this permanent subject to targets being met. Part time (job share) would be considered for the right candidate.

How to Apply

If the chance to work for this fantastic, ethical employer, appeals to you, get in touch with the Charity Careers North West team today. We’ll send you an information pack about this role as well as the full job description and person specification.

Please email us at [email protected] or call us on 0151 709 3214 and we will send you a full candidate information pack.

You are advised to get in touch in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing date: 9 am, Wednesday 5th September 2018. Interviews will be held 12th and 14th September 2018.

This search is being conducted exclusively for The Vegetarian Society by Charity Careers North West. We use our extensive experience of the Charity Sector to recruit great staff for organisations in the North West.