Temporary to Permanent Fundraising Assistant

  • Location
    Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh
  • Category
    Office and Secretarial - Administrator
  • Contract Type
    Temporary
  • Industry
    Administration
  • External Reference
    JN-092019-92249
  • Salary
    £9.50/Hour

Office Angels have an exciting opportunity for a Temporary Fundraising Assistant to join our client in the East of Edinburgh. This is a temporary role to start ASAP with the potential to go permanent after 6 months, therefore you would need to be able to commit long term. The hourly rate is £9.50 an hour. This role is full-time, 37.5 hours per week over 5 days. The client has free parking nearby.


Duties and Tasks:



  • Provide excellent customer service, acting as a first point of contact for fundraising enquiries, either by email, phone or in person and ensure all enquiries are acted upon within the requisite timescales.

  • Support the delivery of fundraising activities with priority given to Events, Trading and Individual Giving at the relevant times of the year. Tasks may include but are not limited to; event and appeal administration such as the preparation of guest lists, mailings, participant correspondence etc., posting on social media, prize sourcing, fulfilling trading requests particularly in the run up to Christmas and updating content pages on website.

  • Support the two main appeals of the year in both the donation processing and the event prep/running.

  • Provide support for individuals who are raising funds in aid of the Hospice whether through organising their own events or participating in our events or taking part in large scale public events such as marathons, by supporting their fundraising activities, preparing fundraising packs, drafting correspondence, etc.

  • Coordinate all donor thank you letters and ensure timely acknowledgement of all gifts.

  • Manage the communal Fundraising inbox and allocate emails and enquiries accordingly. Contribute to the management of the 'Info' inbox.

  • Assist with all departmental administration, including database input and updating, mail merging in Microsoft word requests for donations, adding/editing information to excel spreadsheets, recording of planning and procedures, photocopying and filing, room bookings and catering requests.

  • Ensure marketing materials are displayed appropriately and constantly within the company.

  • Work with finance team to code invoices to ensure proper recording of payments.

  • Cover batching of gifts where required.

  • Collate invoices for all purchases made on the team credit card, and create monthly reports for Finance.

  • Keep track of various fundraising initiatives and schemes that we are involved in, and keep registration up to date (ie. Amazon Smile, Car Take Back).


Skills and Experience:



  • Good organisation and prioritising skills

  • Ability to communicate sometimes complex information effectively and accurately using the appropriate communication tools.

  • Good interpersonal customer service skills

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Research skills

  • Ability to solve problems and deal with queries which require a proactive and tenacious manner

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Ability to prioritise workload, and frequently to be able to work on several tasks at once


Whilst we'd love to get back to every applicant personally, it isn't always possible and sadly we cannot provide individual feedback.


If you are interested in this role and wish to be considered please click apply!


This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Office Angels who are operating as an employment agency. Office Angels are an equal opportunities employer.


Benefits of temping:


Working as a temp is an ideal way of exploring different job roles and industries.


It's also perfect for ensuring you have the right work/life balance.


Here are just some of the heavenly benefits you can expect when you temp through Office Angels:


- Employed directly with Office Angels, meaning we're always on hand to ensure you're being well looked after


- We work with highly sought after employers in your local area and cover a huge range of roles from Reception, Customer Service and Administration, to Accounts, HR and Marketing.


- We can search for permanent work whilst you're in assignments and offer expert interview support and advice


- Weekly pay


- 28 days paid annual leave (Based on a weekly accrual)


- Statutory Sick Pay in the unfortunate event you find yourself under the weather


We're proud to say our consultants are experts in recruitment and are more than happy to discuss the benefits in more detail; please contact your local Office Angels branch for further information.


**If you are currently registered with Office Angels and interested in this role please contact your consultant by email**

Office Angels acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Office Angels UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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