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Fundraising Manager - Arts / Carnival

  • Location:

    Bristol, England

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  • Salary:

    Up to £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    John Austin
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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

My client is an iconic Bristol Carnival that attracts over 100,000 visitors each year. In 2017 the Carnival became a Community Interest Company to ensure a sustainable and stable future.

As part of the strategy, they are now looking for an experienced Corporate Fundraiser / Charity Business Development Manager. This is a fantastic opportunity to mould the role and make it your own!

This role can be part time (4 days per week) or full time.

Purpose of the Role

  • Support the delivery of the Carnival Business Development / Fundraising Strategy
  • Maintain existing corporate relationships and develop new partnerships
  • Develop long lasting partnerships which significantly deliver on the Carnival's need to ensure a sustainable event.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver the key objectives of the Carnival CIC's Fundraising Strategy
  • Maintaining existing relationships and developing new investors through regular communications, one to one and creating opportunities for the Business Development Manager or Executive Director to meet new investors and sponsors
  • Delivering and developing regular fundraiser events
  • Preparing reports for board meetings and undertaking any other ad-hoc reporting as required.

Experience required

  • Educated to a degree level, OR relevant significant experience in a similar role
  • Proven track record of increasing funding /investment / sponsorship
  • Innovative and creative thinker
  • Experience of working with international brands as sponsors or investors
  • Experience of working to commercial revenue targets
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Dynamic communicator
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate excellent numeracy
  • Experience of working for a charity
  • Experience of working with local brands as sponsors or investors
  • Organisation & time management skills

If you are looking for a role where you can give back and ensure the future of an amazing Bristol event, then this is the role for you.

  • £35,000 basic
  • 5% Commission
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Pension
  • Chance to become a Bristol hero!!!