Seafarers UK is a charity that has been helping people in the maritime community for 100 years, by providing vital support to seafarers in need and their families. We do this by giving grants to organisations and projects that make a real difference to people’s lives, across the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets and Royal Navy.
The Corporate Fundraising Manager is a newly created and key role for the charity as it embarks on an ambitious and more focused corporate fundraising strategy in 2018, following on from its increased profile during its Centenary Year. It will require the post holder to be out and about talking about Seafarers UK’s work, highlighting its impact and making ‘asks’ of organisations and individuals. It’s a role for someone who is happy joining in conversations at networking events, getting on the phone and asking for meetings or giving presentations.
Working in corporate fundraising for Seafarers UK will require someone who is self-motivated, flexible, a team player and able to adapt to changing priorities, opportunities and challenges. Candidates will ideally be able to demonstrate good experience either in corporate fundraising or within a commercial or business development role within the maritime sector, but with transferable skills.
You will have a track record in securing commercial backing or sponsorship for projects, campaigns or events, and be comfortable with putting together and delivering presentations to senior level contacts. You’ll need to enjoy team working and have strong communication skills, along with the ability to build relationships with companies and senior management over the phone and in person.
Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 4 September 2017.