Corporate Fundraiser - Reuben's Retreat

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Published date: 
Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Reuben's Retreat was founded in August 2012 just 2 days after 23-month old Reuben moved to heaven. His legacy “Reuben's Retreat” will be a home from home for children with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses to spend time with their family, to relax and recharge.  It already serves as a bereavement counselling support centre for families that have lost a child and for parents whose children may not reach adulthood.

Reuben's Retreat is recruiting a corporate fundraiser. The postholder will be responsible for managing existing relationships with businesses who currently support us, as well as developing new relationships that will lead to financial support. 

  • Seek and develop new corporate partnerships, in particular, major, charity of the year and strategic relationships
  • Manage and maximise the value of existing corporate partnerships
  • Re-engage with and realise income from lapsed corporate partners
  • Respond to unprompted contacts from prospective corporate partners
  • Meet annual income targets and expectations

Duties and key responsibilities 

  • Achieve agreed personal fundraising targets from new and existing corporate partners and contribute to the achievement of charity-wide fundraising targets
  • Research, identify and contact prospective corporate partners
  • Develop, write and present persuasive and innovative proposals in conjunction with colleagues
  • Work closely with colleagues to win new corporate partners, as well as optimise relationships with existing corporate partners
  • Develop creative fundraising plans that inspire and motivate businesses to support us
  • Prepare and deliver powerful presentations to a diverse range of audiences of all sizes and seniority
  • Maintain regular contact with existing corporate partners
  • Provide written reports to corporate partners as required
  • Develop, communicate and deliver appropriate engagement programmes (including fundraising, volunteering, pro bono giving and exchange-of-experience) to existing corporate partners
  • Ensure that any corporate events are properly supported and appropriate plans are in place to ensure that all interactions with us are professional and memorable.
  • Support the Community Fundraiser to raise funds through local events and contacts
  • Ensure that all donations and income streams are correctly recorded, tracked and gratefully received
  • Reduce expenditure for the Charity by sourcing appropriate in-kind donations
  • Ensure that all fundraising conforms to industry best practice and legal requirements
  • Have an understanding of GDPR and its impact on fundraising activities
  • Assist with the production of appropriate fundraising materials and ensure that all public relations opportunities are fully maximised
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records on relationships and results with prospective and existing corporate partners

Reporting to: Chief Executive

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (including occasional evenings and weekends)

Location: Reuben’s Retreat Glossop & Ashton-under-Lyne

Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience

Click here to download the job description.

To apply for this position please email your CV together with a covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience including the extent to which these meet the criteria for the role to

Closing date for applications: Friday 27 April 2018

Charity no.: 1150436 Registered office: Suite 4, St Michaels Court, St Michaels Square, Stamford Street Central, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 6XN

Head office: Park Crescent, Glossop, SK 13 7BQ

Telephone: 01457 680 023


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