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Fundraising jobs can be very rewarding; there are many different areas in which people require fundraising including charities, corporate, trusts and events. Our fundraising jobs cover all areas with positions for Head of fundraising, senior managers and middle managers to junior and assistant positions. A full fundraiser job description is detailed below.
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Fundraiser Job Description: Typically Responsibilities
- developing new and imaginative fundraising activities, often events-based
- working with media outlets to promote, market and advertise forthcoming events
- building and maintaining long-term fundraising relationships
- organising traditional fundraising activities such as flag days and house-to-house collections of donated goods and monies
- increasing funds through researching and targeting charitable trusts sympathetic to the charity
- raising awareness of the charity at both local and national level
What qualifications do I need to be a fundraiser?
You do not need a qualification to apply for fundraising jobs however a degree in business-related subjects or sales and marketing may improve your chances. For some medical charities, a biomedical or life sciences background will be advantageous, however, relevant skills and experience are often more important to employers than subject of study. Taking a fundraising training course is another route into a fundraising job. Contact the Institute of Fundraising or see VolResource for further information about available courses. Some national charities, such as Cancer Research UK, run graduate training programmes.
- The range of typical starting salaries could be anywhere between £10,000 - £21,000.*
- With 2 years' experience, salary levels rise to around £25,000 - £30,000.*
- Typical salaries at senior level (fundraising manager/head of fundraising in a small charity or middle manager in a larger charity) are around £30,000 - £35,000 possibly rising to £40,000.*
- A director of fundraising or head of a fundraising department in a larger charity can expect to earn in excess of £40,000 and possibly up to £60,000.*
- Salaries can vary significantly depending on the size and location of the organisation and the type of fundraising involved. Salaries at some levels and for particular jobs may be good, but pay in the charitable sector will not always reflect pay for equivalent jobs in the private sector.
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