Individual Giving Officer - Acquisition

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Flexible across England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Salary: £32,908 (London), £29,697 (Fringe), £28,203 (National) actual per annum, depending on location

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 28 March 2019

Interview Date: 2nd April

Contact: or or telephone 0207 423 5100.

Individual Giving Officer - Acquisition

Reference number:          VAC16054

Office location:         Flexible across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Our offices can be found here: Society offices.

Interview date:          Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at the London Central Office

Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.

We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice. 

About the role

As a member our high performing Individual Giving team, you will have the opportunity to really make a difference to the lives of people affected by dementia and play a vital role in helping us to achieve our fundraising goals. This will be done by managing a variety of direct marketing campaigns across multiple channels and products, with a view to acquiring new donors. You will be vital in the development and implementation of the Individual Giving team’s strategy, at a time of exciting opportunity and change. It is essential for the Individual Giving team’s ability to meet the ambitious targets that need to be achieved over the next five years.

The post holder will provide an essential resource, focusing on managing Acquisition campaigns across multiple channels, analysing them and contributing to future campaign strategy.

About you

We are looking for a passionate direct marketer with experience in the sector to join our expanding team at this exciting time of opportunity and change. We’re an organisation that challenges and campaigns so that people with dementia are better understood and supported. One that stands up and is noticed. And one that invests in ground-breaking research in the hope of one day finding a cure. Our aim is to reach every person diagnosed with dementia.  And you can help us in doing this.

The Individual Giving team is planning for significant voluntary income growth over the coming years with investment in place to support that growth.

A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Comprehensive project management skills necessary to deliver a wide range of complex campaigns, within agreed timescales and budgets
  • Analytical skills to monitor and review numerous activities and campaigns
  • Demonstrable experience in adhering to procedures and processes
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to develop and maintain key relationships with a range of audiences
  • Demonstrable ability to negotiate with and influence others, who may have different priorities, to achieve common goals
  • Excellent presentational, verbal and written skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills including a high degree of competence using Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Experience of managing Insert, Door Drop and DRTV campaigns is desirable but not required.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, including working from home and flexi-time - all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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