Fundraising Coordinator


Foyle Search and Rescue

Employer Location: Londonderry
Phone Number: 02871313800

Job description

This is a pivotal role that requires the post holder to be proactive and multi-resourceful, and willing to add value to the work of the team. In addition, the post requires the employee to provide a varied, complex and confidential liaison, communication, office administrative role to support both Project Coordinator and Management Committee when required. The overall role of the Fundraising Coordinator is to oversee the fundraising team and all internal events at Foyle Search and Rescue and support those who are holding external events in aid of us. The role will be to ensure the correct decisions are being made to benefit the charity and raise essential funds to maintain operations within the charity. .


  • Help develop and implement the annual fundraising plan as agreed by the committee.
  • To coordinate and manage all fundraising volunteers.
  • To organise, manage and attend all internal and external fundraising events where possible.
  • Develop strategic corporate relationships as part of the overall corporate fundraising scheme.
  • Submit monthly reports to the committee on Fundraising activities.
  • Contribute to annual fundraising budget setting and planning. Maintain budget records for each fundraising activity.
  • Work closely with the Public Relations Officer on all promotions and publicity, in relation to fundraising events.
  • Manage stock of publicity material including banners and T-shirts etc.
  • Participate in post event debriefing.
  • Adhere to policies and procedures regarding collection and storage of public donations, ensuring funds are banked in accordance with financial controls.
  • Organise and chair quarterly fundraising meetings with Fundraising volunteers.
  • Ensure the adequate stock and supply of fundraising/PR materials.
  • Plan and organise PR events/programmes and cheque presentations, using Volunteers where available.

Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • 5 GCSE (or equivalent) including Maths and English
  • Minimum 1 years experience, within the last 5 years, of event management and general admin
  • Knowledge and experience of Public Relations/media
  • Experience of Leading Fundraising Events
  • Well developed administrative skills
  • Well developed organisational skills
  • Well developed interpersonal skills
  • Well developed IT skills
  • Ability to deal with sensitive and distressing phone calls
  • Proven ability to work unsupervised and on own initiative

Desirable Skills

  • Third Level Education
  • Proven in-depth experience of Microsoft Office
  • Minimum 2 Years experience, within the last 5 years of sourcing and administrating funding grants or projects
  • Charity fundraising experience
  • Numeracy-including compiling budgets and financial and statistical reports

Further Information

Work time: 9am - 5.30pm Monday to Thursday 9pm - 5pm on Friday

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Job Sector
Charity and Voluntary
Derry or Londonderry
£21,515 per annum
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