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An exciting opportunity has arisen!

Circus Starr (www.circus-starr.org.uk) is a unique not-for-profit touring circus transforming, enriching and inspiring the lives of children and families in the most need across the UK through the magical art of circus performance.

Over the past 31 years, Circus Starr has built a supporter base of 40,000 SMEs and micro businesses based in the communities on the tour. In recent years Circus Starr has undergone considerable organisational development to become the most inclusive circus in the UK.

The Show & Tell app for families with autism won a National Autistic Society award for technological innovation. We’ve introduced pre-show touch tours and audio described performances as well as integrating basic BSL interpretation into the show.

This autumn we will be the first arts organisation to go on tour with a mobile Changing Places toilet and trialing sensory stories to improve the circus experience for audience members with the most complex needs.

We’re seeking an ambitious and experienced Fundraising Manager to lead and inspire our small team of passionate telephone fundraisers at our headquarters in Congleton.      

Main Responsibilities

•       Strategic planning and positioning to diversify and sustain donations

•       Improving and growing the supporter base, by fostering and developing relationships with donors and partners 

•       Providing training, support, and encouragement to fundraisers undertaking B2B telephone  

        fundraising & acting as the first point of contact

•       Create reports to drive fundraising decisions using the CRM database

Person specification

·        Proven track record in delivering fundraising strategies and exceeding targets

·        Drive to succeed

·        Great communications skills

·        Experience of managing and inspiring your team to approach their fundraising creatively and resourcefully

·        Experience across a variety of income streams would be a distinct advantage

·        Good knowledge of data protection (GDPR) and working knowledge of fundraising standards

·        Excellent Microsoft office skills (excel, word, outlook, power-point)

Personal Qualities

•       Enthusiastic, warm and flexible personality

•       Excellent accuracy and attention to detail

•       High levels of motivation with a determination to meet targets

•       Values-driven, with a real interest in promoting inclusivity and making a real difference  

To apply, please send CV and covering letter to michelle@circus-starr.org.uk.  

By Rachel Oliver on 4th September, 2018

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