Senior Fundraising Risk and Compliance Officer .
Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.
Position: Senior Fundraising Risk and Compliance Officer
Location: Flexible across England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £31,962 to £36,326 per annum (depending on location)
Closing date: 24 January 2019
Interview date: 30 and 31 January 2019 in London
About the role:
Alzheimer’s Society’s mission of defeating dementia requires us to raise substantial amounts from voluntary donations. Pressure to reach high fundraising income targets brings its own risks and challenges. Newspaper headlines in the past have frequently berated charities for ‘harassing’ potential donors. Charities have been accused of using ‘boiler room’ tactics to pressure the vulnerable into parting with money they cannot afford to donate. It is our duty to ensure our practices are in line with best practice and our culture.
The Society supports people who can be amongst the most vulnerable in Society. We must keep the tone and ethics of our fundraising consistent with our mission and our values of representing people with dementia in everything we do. Your role will be critical role in influencing our approach to fundraising by delivering high-quality advice across the board.
This is a brand-new role in a team that is expanding in response to growing needs of our internal and external customers and stakeholders. You will have a chance to make a real impact in this role and develop into working independently to engage a variety of teams and colleagues.
Do you believe fundraising can deliver a good experience for donors whilst also raising the huge sums needed to realise a world without dementia? If so, this is a fantastic role to ensure our fundraisers embody and are supported by our values and navigate constantly changing regulation.
You will be someone people can trust to come to for expert advice. Diligent and evidence based and with strong attention to detail, you will support improving our governance and accountability across a growing team of almost 250 fundraisers.
We can promise you exceptional variety. So, if you are motivated by working on different challenges every week and developing creative solutions, we would love to hear from you.
Ideally you will have a background in fundraising, understanding both the business imperatives around modern charity activities and the often-complex legislation and regulations that affect them. A confident communicator with good negotiation skills at any level of the organisation, you will be pro-active and able to build successful relationships. Using these skills, you will quickly establish yourself as a key member of our team.
You may have experience of the following: charity fundraising, third sector, information governance, risk management, not for profit, customer service, compliance, legislation.
Many of the colleagues you will be working closely with are based in our central London office. If you are not based in London, you will be comfortable overcoming any geographical barriers to communication and working relationships.
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, 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.
Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities.
You may have experience of the following: Senior Risk and Compliance Officer, Compliance Officer, Risk Management, Compliance Assistant, Regulatory Officer, Project Support, Planning, Continuity, Administration, Risk, Project Administrator. NFP, Not for Profit, Charity, Third Sector etc.