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Job reference: REQ0000077
Date posted: 28/06/2018
Application closing date: 02/09/2018
Location: 143 Meadowcroft, Aylesbury HP19 9HH
Salary: £24,860 per annum pro rata
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 28.8 - 36 hours per week
BucksVision is a small local charity supporting people with sight loss in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. We were established in 1911 and in 2014 we became part of RNIB. We have the structure and culture of a small local charity, but benefit from having the support and strategic insight of our national parent organisation.
We run clubs and activities for blind and partially sighted people groups across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. We also provide support within hospital eye clinics in our local area. We have seven members of staff based in Aylesbury (one of whom is based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital) under the management of the Chief Executive and are supported by approximately 300 volunteers countywide.
In the last year our current Fundraising Manager has done an excellent job of putting in place a foundation from which to build and has generated GBP 60k of income for the charity as well as organising many events to help raise the profile of BucksVision. However, she will be moving on to pastures new soon and we need to find someone who is able to continue to develop our fundraising and profile-raising work.
You will have good experience of fundraising and, ideally, event management. You will have experience of contacting community organisations and grant giving bodies to request grants and donations.
You'll be a strong communicator, able to speak to a wide variety of people to ensure results are delivered and targets met. You will be able to use your initiative to identify opportunities and will be able to maximise success and deliver results.
You will be self-motivated with good commercial skills; whilst fundraising experience is an advantage, we would be keen to hear from you if you are in a sales or event management role and are looking to move into a fundraising role.
In exchange we offer a competitive salary, a friendly and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:
* 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service.
* Excellent pension schemes
If you would like to apply for this great job opportunity please review the documents linked below, then visit the Third Sector website to apply, telling us how you meet the Specialist Skills, Knowledge and Experience criteria (Section 1 of the person specification). Guidance for completion can be found on each page of the application form.
Closing date for applications: 23:59 on Sunday 2 September
Interview date: To Be Confirmed
We support people with sight loss across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. We run clubs and activity groups across our local area and have a network of trained volunteers and an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer providing advice and support within local hospital eye clinics.
We're the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and we're here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK's biggest charities, supporting almost two million people living with sight loss in the UK.
BucksVision and RNIB are committed to being led by our customers (blind and partially sighted people), and one of the ways we do this is through active involvement and engagement in many of our work activities, including the recruitment of new members of staff.
BucksVision and RNIB arecommitted to being an Equal Opportunities organisation and we welcome applications from people with sight loss.