Marketing and Fundraising Officer

Organisation: Live Borders

Salary: £26,751 - £29,077

Location: Melrose Road, Galashiels


Post Title: Marketing & Fundraising Officer
Directorate: Business Services
Reporting to: Marketing and Communications Manager

Job Purpose:
Responsible for the development and delivery of the Live Borders’ fundraising strategy, growing donations income, sponsorship and identifying fundraising opportunities. Also be part of the marketing team to drive awareness of our charitable objectives to internal and external stakeholders, and support marketing team activities across all media.

1. Champion corporate charitable objectives and messaging: across online, social, digital, press and design to raise awareness of charitable status and maximise opportunities for support and income.
2. To support the collation and distribute monthly donations reporting.
3. Develop engaging social media content to drive donations.
4. Develop and implement fundraising strategy.
5. Analyse external data and relevant databases to maximise charity reach and opportunities – libraries, One Club, Patronbase sales, Heart of Hawick, Konnectifi
6. Grow supporter base and manage a portfolio of contacts and donors.
7. Research and identify funding opportunities, and support writing applications.
8. Fundraising event development in conjunction with wider teams eg Celebration of Sport.
9. Identify and progress partnership/sponsorship opportunities across the full Live Borders’ portfolio.
10. Identify and manage award submissions.
11. Be an effective member of the Marketing Team and support the marketing team across other services.
12. Build and maintain good working relationships with colleagues within the organisation
13. Positively represent Live Borders internally and externally eg at networking events, meetings, conferences and exhibitions to enhance and strengthen the Live Borders’ profile
14. This job description is indicative of the nature and level of responsibility associated with the job. It is not exhaustive and there may be a requirement to undertake such other duties as may be required to meet the needs of the Service or Live Borders

Other details:
Requirement to work out of hours or weekends – not normally
Requirement for PVG/Disclosure check – no 
Person Specification
Essential Key Desirable Key
Degree in relevant discipline or equivalent App Member of appropriate professional body App
Essential Key Desirable Key
Experience of working in a fundraising function App/ Int. Experience in trust/charitable App
Experience of developing & implementing fundraising plans and interpreting funding needs App/ Int. Experience of supplier management App/ Int
Experience of managing project budgets effectively App/ Int
Experience of writing funding applications Int
Experience of working to targets and achieving them App/ Int
Experience in provision of advice to managers/ directors Int.
Experience of developing strong successful partnerships and working in collaboration to deliver key outcomes Int.
Experience of using analytics/ system analysis to tailor tactics based on statistics: ability to interrogate and apply audience insights App/ Int
Essential Key Desirable Key
Good contacts, knowledge of funders, how to secure sponsorship App/ Int
Strong copywriting/ application skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas Int.
Knowledge and understanding of best practice, current trends + use of technology Int.
Self-motivated, with the ability to work proactively using own initiative Int/ Ref
Ability to work collaboratively with others to provide a high quality service Int.
Able to communicate complex information clearly, by written or verbal means to individuals, with a wide range of technical knowledge App/Int
Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships Int/ Ref
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing App/ Int
IT skills Ref
App = Application Int = Interview Ref = References

Application Deadline: Tuesday 24/01/2023