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Vacancy: FITC Management Assistant & Events Fundraising Officer

7 April 2015

An exciting vacancy is available within the Football in the Community...

FITC Management Assistant & Events Fundraising Officer

Reporting to: Senior Managers

An exciting new opportunity is available for a candidate with an interest in sports and community work at Notts County FC Football in the Community’s (FITC) award-winning scheme.

FITC has a wide range of community projects, working with people of all abilities, disabilities, ages and cultural backgrounds.  In addition to this grassroots work, during the last year FITC took over the operation and management of Portland Centre, as well as playing a key role in Nottingham’s successful bid to become Sport England’s first City of Football.

As a result of these recent success and growth, we are looking to recruit an individual whose ambitions matches ours.  FITC is highly respected locally, regionally and nationally, offering great opportunities to staff who rise to the challenge.

The successful candidate will be organised, confident, outgoing and persuasive.  They will be a clear, concise communicator with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.

This opportunity is perfect for an individual who would like to work in a dynamic, professional sports organisation with an excellent reputation nationally.

Additional information
FITC’s aim is to provide high quality, accessible, life changing opportunities through sport and physical activity, improving people’s health, confidence and skills, increasing positive behaviours and bringing enjoyment to the people we work with.

This is a new position at FITC which will play an important role in supporting the senior management team and generating new funding streams through events and persuading involvement from businesses and members of the public.

The ideal candidate will need to show flexibility due to the breadth of this role.  They will be able to work with a demanding workload and multi-task, both behind the scenes and in assisting our fundraising team to generate revenue to deliver projects for communities across Nottingham.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Community Director and Senior Manager to implement this exciting and influential role.

Salary: Dependant on experience and qualifications.

Hours: 37.5 per week

Deadline: Friday 24th April 2015
Management Support & Events Fundraising Officer

Organisational Aims and Objectives

To actively promote the aims and objectives of FITC, which are:
° Increasing the amount of people playing football and taking part in physical activities.
° Encouraging people to lead healthier lifestyles.
° Using sport as a vehicle to re-engage children in learning.
° Operating an inclusive approach to work.
° Establishing Notts County FC and its facilities as a community resource.
° Delivering a range of training programmes to produce qualified football and sports coaches creating employment and volunteering opportunities.

Role and responsibilities

° Manage a range of tasks to support the senior management team. 
° Work as part of the FITC team to improve working practices, ensuring strong communication throughout the scheme.
° Support the financial management and coordination of FITC using Sage accounts.
° Support the Community Director in a variety of elements of the management of FITC.
° Liaise with partners to develop and maintain strong working relationships.
° Help to develop FITC’s fundraising strategy ensuring we are up-to-date with funding opportunities.
° Contribute new ideas for fundraising and identify new opportunities for FITC’s organisational development.
° Develop a fundraising infrastructure using contacts and online tools.
° Creatively develop a range of events opportunities and plan them into an annual events calendar.
° Organise and co-ordinate all events.
° Fundraising campaigns with businesses, participants, members of the public and NCFC fans etc.
° Liaise with businesses to identify key staff and promote their involvement in FITC’s work.
° Write presentations and be prepared to deliver them when necessary.
° Increase funding and investment into projects and the charity through a range of events.
° Act as an ambassador for FITC building positive relationships with partners.
° Undertake appropriate tasks required.

Professional skills

° Strong project management skills, deadline management, sense of responsibility and accountability and the ability to effectively multi-task.
° Exceptional commitment to accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to design work and tools to evolve and improve over time.
° Ability to form strong and productive relationships at corporate level and with members of the public.
° High standard of computer literacy (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook and Internet).
° Demonstrable knowledge of Corporate Giving and community fund raising.
° Proven experience of being organised and event planning.
° Ability to develop ideas, plan and administer fundraising campaigns.
° Build on relationships with existing partners and other supporters.
° Understand the positive effect professional football has on our communities.
° Understand the current and emerging policies around sport.

Personal attributes

° Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
° Well organised, persuasive and supportive.
° Able to engage with a diverse range of people of varying ages and backgrounds.
° Ability to interact with different people of all levels.
° Ability to work under pressure.
° Be responsible for your individual personal development.
° Have an in-depth knowledge of FITC and its projects.
° Promote the core values within the FITC team.
° Be a good role model and set high standards on both a personal and professional level.

Apply to: Tim Hatton (Senior Manager) with a Covering Letter and CV. 

Mail to: Notts County FC Football in the Community, Meadow Lane, Nottingham, NG2 3HJ

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