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Supporter Engagement & Partnerships Officer

Salary: £22,000-£23,500 plus pension, with opportunity for growth

Leave25 days’ paid annual leave (rising by 1 additional day for each year of service up to a 28 days) plus 1 day around your birthday and days over the Christmas week

Hours: Full-time role, with flexibility required, with potential to consider alternative proposed models

Location: Central London, with occasional travel

Reports to: Executive Director

Background:

GiveOut is a new award-winning charity fundraising for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) human rights activism worldwide, ensuring that activists and their organisations have more of the resources they need to defend their communities and campaign for change.  

Across the world, LGBTQI people face serious human rights abuses for being themselves. Activists are doing vital work to protect and improve the lives of LGBTQI people, but they are under-resourced. GiveOut enables individual donors to give tax efficiently in one place to support LGBTQI activists and their organisations globally. We identify a core portfolio of beneficiaries, through a rigorous process of consultation, due diligence and vetting. Our supporters know that a donation to GiveOut has impact across the LGBTQI movement.

At the same time, GiveOut is developing exciting corporate partnerships, encouraging businesses to provide in-kind and financial support to the global movement for LGBTQI human rights. GiveOut announced two corporate partnerships in 2018, with more to follow in 2019.

The Supporter Engagement & Partnerships Officer will be a key member of GiveOut's small team, undertaking research to identify supporters, developing and maintaining the supporter database, organising meetings and events to engage supporters, developing and supporting new corporate partnerships, writing proposals for grant funding and helping to communicating impact.

The role reports to the Executive Director. The Supporter Engagement & Partnerships Officer will bring new ideas and expertise to GiveOut, while having the opportunity to develop skills around supporter engagement and corporate partnerships, learn about LGBTQI human rights activism around the world, and play a key role in helping to build this new international charity. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Undertake research to identify potential supporters/donor prospects.

  • Provide administrative support, developing, maintaining and updating the supporter database.

  • Draft emails, letters and other communications to supporters.

  • Help raise major gifts from individual donors by developing long-term relationships.

  • Help to organise supporter events, including travel and logistics for speakers.

  • Report to supporters on successes and impact.

  • Write short articles and social media posts on supporter stories.

  • Support the team in developing proposals and concept notes for sponsorship from corporate and institutional donors.

  • Contribute to a dynamic, fun and effective organisation.

  • Work towards realising GiveOut's vision, mission and values.

What does success look like?

  • A community of supporters engaged through regular communications, meetings and events.

  • An up-to-date supporter database.

  • Increased donations to support LGBTQI activism worldwide, helping GiveOut to fundraise more in 2019.

  • An organisation that is respected and valued by supporters and grantee partners alike.

  • Impactful corporate partnerships.

Skills and experience: 

  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing the human rights of LGBTQI people.

  • An undergraduate degree or professional qualification in a relevant field.

  • At least two years' fundraising experience and a track record of success.

  • Experience developing, maintaining and updating donor databases and/or customer relationship manager databases.

  • Strong customer/supporter focus, with excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Highly motivated, with a strong work ethic.

  • Good working knowledge of standard Office software e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

How to apply:

Please email your CV, references, and a cover letter explaining why you are the best fit for the role to GiveOut's Executive Director, Rupert Abbott: rupert@giveout.org.

Your cover letter should be 500 words or less and your CV should be on no more than two A4 sides.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 18 January 2019.

Interviews are planned to be held in central London in the second half of February 2019.

While we hope to respond to all applicants, we can only commit to contact short-listed applicants and feedback can only be offered to interviewed applicants.

We are seeking to build a diverse team, and as an equal opportunities employer we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age.