Corporate and Community Officer | £25,000 | Charity | Central London

Salary: £25,000 (per annum)
Location: London
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Human Resources, Sales, Charities

Our client is an international mental health research charity. The charity was created in 2013, with initial funding from the Wellcome Trust, to raise funds from the general public for research.


The charitys vision is to create a world where mental illnesses are understood, effectively treated and one day made preventable. It funds multi-disciplinary research into mental health, across the spectrum of biological, psychological and social sciences.


Whilst the charity is based in the UK, it has an international focus and funds research globally.This is a permanent graduate job paying £25K pro rata, based in Central London.

What does the company do?

Our client is an international mental health research charity. The charity was created in 2013, with initial funding from the Wellcome Trust, to raise funds from the general public for research.

The charitys vision is to create a world where mental illnesses are understood, effectively treated and one day made preventable. It funds multi-disciplinary research into mental health, across the spectrum of biological, psychological and social sciences.

Whilst the charity is based in the UK, it has an international focus and funds research globally.

How you expect the candidate to spend their day:

Job Purpose Summary:
Volunteers and fundraisers (particularly those at companies) are at the heart of our clients work. As they grow and expand, they are looking for a driven and creative individual to develop their network. The role will work to uncover new valuable individuals and secure vital funding from their contacts, key companies and community groups.
In addition, the CCO will be a central stakeholder of all their volunteering initiatives and will help drive our client forward as a rapidly changing start-up charity.

Key Responsibilities:
Volunteer discovery and activation - corporate focus
o Being the primary point of contact for all external volunteers, including
their induction, training and ongoing-support
o Assessing and ensuring they make the most of their volunteers' skills and contacts
o Proactively researching and approaching new high-value corporate
opportunities within their volunteer base to build their corporate pipeline
o Securing first contact meetings for the fundraising team
o Building mutually rewarding and authentic relationships with all volunteers

Challenge event and community relationships/support
o Corresponding with, supporting and managing relationships with community and challenge event fundraisers through their journey.
o Working closely with Individual Giving and Supporter Care to ensure community and challenge event systems deliver high quality supporter experiences
o Leading on and managing key community events, including fundraisers and awareness sessions

Systems and toolkit development
o Creative lead for systems and toolkits for enabling and empowering their volunteers
o Supporting the team in continuing to evolve their volunteer offering with an aim of being best in sector
o Aiding the development of their wider fundraising strategy, and representing the voice of our community to the whole team
o Contributing as needed, as part of a small fast group of energised and
visionary mental health activists

The ideal candidate's personality and qualifications:

In joining a small entrepreneurial team of c.20 staff, our client would want you to feel comfortable working in the spirit of all their values and behaviours. They would particularly draw your attention to the values and behaviours listed below that most readily support
this role:
• Collaborative: inclusive in approach, sharing expertise and offering support across all teams for the wider benefit of the charity
• Effective & Efficient: results driven, continually working to improve personal and collective performance
• Inclusive: continuous engagement and updating of all key stakeholders
• Entrepreneurial: taking educated risks and implementing innovative solutions

Required Skills
This role will suit a proactive self-starter with a passion for mental health and relationship building. You will be looking for an opportunity where you can take ownership of a project to develop systems and support needed to empower our volunteers. You will have a particular interest in links between the corporate world and the charity sector.

Role specific
• Impeccable personal manner and relationship management ability
• Proactive attitude to seeking new business and opportunities
• Comfortable working with people from different backgrounds
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Ability to prioritise and re-assess work flow in a busy environment

IT
• Accurate, well-presented word processing
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
• Familiar with IT hardware and common software applications

Personal qualities
• Strong belief in the value of volunteering, volunteers and activism
• Keen to contribute towards a vision of transforming mental health
• Empathetic and sensitive towards people experiencing mental health conditions
• Pragmatic and positive in approach

Experience
• This is an entry level role, you will have had experience of and interest in volunteering
• You will be able to produce high quality work under pressure and to deadline
• You will be able to work in a professional capacity with varied audiences

Knowledge
• An understanding of and empathy with the values and work of MQ
• Transforming Mental Health
• Knowledge and understanding of the mental health sector

Qualifications
• Degree or similar level qualification
• Must be eligible to work in the UK



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