Role: Philanthropy and Development Officer
Location: Hybrid - from home and Westminster, London
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 9am - 5.30pm
Start date: July 2021
Contract length: Permanent
Reporting to: Director of Development
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 pa
How to Apply
Please send acover letter explaining your reasons for applying and how you meet the person specification along with your CV to Cal Roscow at [email protected].
Please also provide the names of two referees who we can approach. We will not approach your referrees without informing you first.
Please put the job title in the subject of your email.
About Best for Britain
Best for Britain is the UK's leading nonpartisan advocacy group upholding internationalist values. We're fighting to build close ties with Europe and the rest of the world, as well as promoting democratic values at home. We take pride in our all-party approach to political campaigning and the leading market research and polling that we produce.
Best for Britain continues to transition from a short campaign into a permanent organisation to make politics in the United Kingdom work better for the British people. The organisation’s growth strategy includes plans to recruit more supporters and donors, from small regular gifts up to large seven-figure donations from companies, HNW individuals, and grant-making organisations.
The Philanthropy & Development Officer is a crucial part of the Development team, with a shared goal of maximising growth in revenue. This role would suit someone creative with the freedom to test and implement innovative fundraising products or events. An interest in both UK and international politics is desirable, with a commitment to Best for Britain’s internationalist values being essential.
Main purposes of job
- Supporting the Director of Development in the delivery of fundraising goals/targets with particular responsibility for managing relationships with regular supporters, donor club members, and major donors.
- Grow Best for Britain’s donor base through writing email marketing copy, arranging one-to-one meetings, and running fundraising events
- Make use of, and support improving, the organisation’s user journey to maximise conversion of subscribers into donors.
- Evaluating the political, parliamentary and legislative landscape for opportunities to make contact with existing supporters and prospects
- Prospect research into organisations, HNW individuals, and occasionally grant-making organisations, to prepare for pitches.
- Assisting in the production of fundraising pitches and proposals
- Keeping the organisation’s database of donors and prospects up to date, in compliance with data protection regulations and internal policies.
- Managing guest lists for existing prospecting events, and creation of new events and conferences that support Best for Britain’s fundraising targets, and the organisations wider goals.
- Previous Community, Challenge Events, Corporate or Philanthropy Fundraising Experience (Candidates with experience in Sales and Business Development environments will also be considered)
- Experience of using CRM tools
- Organised and able to handle operational activities such as scheduling meetings, helping to prepare in-person and virtual events
- Strong attention to detail
- Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
- Reliable, resilient and able to juggle multiple priorities in a constantly-changing campaign environment
- Able to take initiative and work independently. Proactive in coming up with ideas and following them through
- Eligible to work in the UK
- Affinity with Best for Britain’s political aims and values
- Familiar with G Suite including Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Drive
- Skill producing donor materials in Adobe Illustrator or any other
- Professional experience of working in a political environment
- A keen interest in politics and current affairs
Best for Britain is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we believe that this makes us a dynamic and effective organisation. We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, class or any other protected characteristic.
Our roles and culture are inclusive and we can make reasonable adjustments throughout the application process and on the job. If you have any particular requirements, do get in touch.