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at Medical Detection Dogs

Community Fundraiser

Due to the continuing growth of the Charity we are delighted to offer a new and exciting role of Community Fundraiser

LOCATION: Great Horwood, near Milton Keynes with some travel to events and to support regional groups

SALARY BAND: Salary £24,000 – £27,000 depending on experience

JOB TYPE: Full time permanent, with some evening and weekends required

Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to save lives.

We train specialist dogs to detect the odour of human disease, providing life-saving alert assistance dogs to people with complex health problems across the UK and collaborating with other researchers, NHS Trusts and Universities internationally to advance the early diagnosis of disease.

We have an exciting new opportunity to join this small but fast-growing charity that is a world leader in its specialist innovative field.

Community Fundraiser – full job description

The Job

We are a small charity that punches above its weight.  We receive no statutory funding and rely on the generosity of our many donors and supporters. Community fundraising is vital to our ability to train life-saving assistance dogs and further our bio-detection research.   We are fortunate to received support from a wide variety of community groups and this exciting new role has been created to help us better engage with those groups and increase the much needed funds they so generously raise.

We are looking for someone committed, passionate and full of ideas about how to engage with the many different communities and groups who support our work and grow this income stream. 

Reports to:    Fundraising Manager

Overall Responsibilities

  • Develop our community engagement to increase both awareness and income.
  • Embed a volunteer led fundraising approach across the charity’s community activities, to increase volunteer support and net income.

Specific Responsibilities

Income Generation

  • Engage with local communities, groups, societies and businesses, building new relationships and strengthening existing ones, to raise awareness of MDD with the objective of increasing income in line with targets.
  • Provide a consistently high level of support, advice and encouragement to groups and individuals who want to raise funds in aid of Medical Detection Dogs.
  • Assist the Fundraising Manager to maximise income from corporate charity of the year partnerships, supporting them in the local community.

Regional Support Groups

  • Work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to continue the development of our volunteer network of regional support groups.
  • Manage the relationship with established regional support groups, giving them advice and guidance on community fundraising activities and events including the preparation of information that will inspire them to raise awareness and increase fundraising.
  • Work with the Marketing & Communications team make sure regional groups are kept up to date with the latest charity developments.

Events

  • Work with colleagues to plan and deliver a range of community activities and events which maximise the engagement of fundraisers and income.
  • Monitor and evaluate community events to ensure our limited resources are used to the best effect and that income is maximised.
  • Use local media, the charity website and social media to promote community events and acknowledge specific fundraising achievements.

Merchandise & Promotional Items

  • Maximise the sale of merchandise products through community events, ensuring that merchandise and promotional material is distributed to volunteers and accounted for.
  • Collection Pots – Work with the regional support groups to manage all national supermarket and shopping centre collection pot records, including ensuring all licenses are organised (if applicable) and ensure that the collection pots are distributed and collected as necessary.

Other

  • Update the Harlequin CRM database as required to ensure all information on our supporters and their activities on our behalf is as accurate and up to date as possible.

Other tasks or ad hoc duties agreed with your line manager required to ensure the successful running of the charity.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The successful candidate will have experience of community fundraising and of managing volunteers, excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and be able to work with, and inspire and motivate a wide range of people at different levels.  You should be well organised, efficient and have excellent attention to detail, as well as enthusiastic, confident, and motivated, with a creative streak that helps you to bring ideas for how to engage community groups to raise funds.

You should also be happy to represent the charity at events, giving presentations about our work when necessary, and be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • A high level of competency in MS Office packages Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Prior experience of using CRM systems
  • Experience of undertaking a range of administrative functions.
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills with a methodical and accurate approach, combined with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
  • A significant record of achievement in raising funds either gained within the voluntary sector or within a sales background.

Values & Behaviours

Working at Medical Detection Dogs will be a richly rewarding experience. Our Values & Behaviours encapsulate who we are, what we stand for and what it will feel like to be part of our team:

  1. We treat each other with respect and courtesy
  2. We act professionally at all times
  3. We accept responsibility for our own performance and behaviour
  4. We are honest and open in our dealings with each other
  5. We are inclusive and open minded
  6. We provide a safe space for challenging opinion, behaviour and decisions
  7. We give credit when and to whom it is due
  8. We support one another in achieving our goals

And of course, we advocate for Medical Detection Dogs whenever we get the chance and we pride ourselves on our role as ambassadors.

Finally, the successful candidate will also be expected to:

  • Hold a full UK Driving Licence
  • Provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Work some evenings and weekends

TO APPLY

Please send your CV with covering letter stating your salary expectations and why you believe your skills, knowledge and experience match our requirements (no longer than one A4 sheet) to Jane Welch HR Co-ordinator at hr@medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk

Closing date: 19th October 2018

Events Coordinator

LOCATION: Great Horwood, near Milton Keynes with some travel to events and to support regional groups

SALARY BAND: £22,000 – £24,000 Full-time equivalent dependent on experience

JOB TYPE: Part time (3 days per week) permanent, with some evening and weekends required

Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to save lives.
We train specialist dogs to detect the odour of human disease, providing life-saving alert assistance dogs to people with complex health problems across the UK and collaborating with other researchers, NHS Trusts and Universities internationally to advance the early diagnosis of disease.

We have an exciting opportunity to join this small but fast-growing charity that is a world leader in its specialist innovative field.

Events Coordinator – full job description

The Job

Events are vital to help raise awareness of our work. As part of the marketing & communications team you will organise mass participation and high-end events across the UK that raise awareness and grow Medical Detection Dogs brand, profile and reputation.

We are looking for someone committed, passionate and full of ideas about events that will engage new and existing supporters from a variety of groups and which meet targets.

Reports to:    Marketing & Communications Manager

Overall Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage our programme of charity organised events including tours of our Centre, Canter for a Cure, and high profile and high value donor events.
  • Manage our presence at national and regional shows and events such as Crufts and Discover Dogs.
  • Support the Community Fundraiser, and the Fundraising team more generally, with the strategy for local and regional events managed by our regional supporter networks ensuring it is consistent with our national approach.

Specific Responsibilities

Events

  • Plan on a rolling basis the annual calendar of events, taking responsibility for the delivery of a portfolio of exciting events, which meet targets for the return on investment in terms of income, supporter engagement, donor development and awareness raising.
  • With the support of the volunteer team, recruit and managing sufficient volunteers required to support the safe delivery of all events.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with event sponsors with the aim of having events sponsored appropriately.
  • Ensure that in line with data protection regulations we capture participant information and maintain relationships with them.
  • Develop appropriate processes, procedures and guidelines to ensure that event attendees receive a consistently high level of support
  • Take responsibility for health and safety management, events insurance, liability, safeguarding and data protection for all events, including managing risk and maintaining event data in line with legislation and data regulations.

 Marketing

  • Work with colleagues from the marketing and communications team to develop and implement marketing plans to promote all events including preparing marketing briefs, approving material proofs and organising mailing activities.
  • Use our Harlequin CRM database to identify and promote events to new and existing audiences.

Finance

  • Manage all events budgets including profit and loss, reconciliation and forecast budgeting.
  • Reporting monthly on event income and expenditure performance and revise event plans and budgets when required.
  • Ensure value for money across all events delivery.

Other

  • Update the Harlequin CRM database with all event details, including supporter data and financial information.
  • Manage the events@ inbox.

Other tasks or ad hoc duties agreed with your line manager required to ensure the successful running of the charity.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

SKILLS and EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

  • Minimum of one years’ experience in a similar role
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills with a methodical and accurate approach, combined with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people at different levels.
  • Experience of working with and supporting volunteers
  • A high level of competency in MS Office packages Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Experience of undertaking a range of administrative functions.

DESIRABLE

  • Prior experience of using CRM systems
  • An understanding of the legal obligations of Charity Law and regulation
  • Experience of public speaking and presenting to a diverse range of audiences.
  • A record of raising funds either gained within the voluntary sector or within a sales background.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Confident and self-motivated individual with strong interpersonal skills
  • A team player.
  • A positive attitude, able to use initiative and work effectively and efficiently without close supervision
  • Enthusiastic and able to inspire and motivate people who want to engage with the charity
  • Comfortable with dogs in the workplace/office
  • Physically fit as some heavy lifting may be required

Values & Behaviours

Working at Medical Detection Dogs will be a richly rewarding experience. Our Values & Behaviours encapsulate who we are, what we stand for and what it will feel like to be part of our team:

  1. We treat each other with respect and courtesy
  2. We act professionally at all times
  3. We accept responsibility for our own performance and behaviour
  4. We are honest and open in our dealings with each other
  5. We are inclusive and open minded
  6. We provide a safe space for challenging opinion, behaviour and decisions
  7. We give credit when and to whom it is due
  8. We support one another in achieving our goals

And of course, we advocate for Medical Detection Dogs whenever we get the chance and we pride ourselves on our role as ambassadors.

Finally, the successful candidate will also be expected to:

  • Hold a full UK Driving Licence
  • Provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Work some evenings and weekends

TO APPLY

Please send your CV with covering letter stating your salary expectations and why you believe your skills, knowledge and experience match our requirements (no longer than one A4 sheet) to Jane Welch HR Co-ordinator at

hr@medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk

Closing date: 19th October 2018

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