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Freelance Fundraising Marketing Executive UK

A well organised and proactive individual; always eager for a challenge and able to work under pressure while maintaining excellent attention to detail. Possesses excellent communication skills; has press, marketing and fundraising background

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Hourly Rate / Cost:£15.29 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£122.35 per day (ex. VAT)
Available From:Now
Candidate ID:333054

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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

• Media spokesperson for Action on Hearing on Hearing Loss. Television appearances on BBC See Hear (December 2012), ITV1 News (October 2012), Channel 5 Live News (October 2012), Imperial Radio (February 2013) as well as written articles on hearing loss and research
• Advisor and campaigner for HSBC bank, South West Trains and Transport for London on Equality and Disability issues; created training materials including a DVD for staff training awareness
• Setup baseline study to influence government policy around transitions for 18 – 30 year olds at Action on Hearing Loss; with the aim to try and ensure they are given the support and services that are required
• Successfully raised the profile of Assembly Member Mark Isherwood during 2008-2009 local election while working as a Press Officer, by proactively promoting his position as a Minister in the local constituency which successfully saved his seat

Employment History

(Jan 2012 & ongoing)

Fundraising Marketing Executive

• Responsible for creating and delivering a wide range of marketing activities, such as promotional material for in memory donors, organizing successful legacy events, creating legacy guides to recruit warm and cold donors
• Created a new newsletter for stakeholders with the aim to encourage more fundraising activity aimed at increasing fundraising activity – I successfully managed to increase the number of inactive donations by 25%
• Supported in the planning and delivery of direct marketing mailing packs to warm and cold acquisitions. Recent September 2012 mailing went to over 2,000 legacy pledgers to find out their legacy status. Successful data selection has meant we have had a successful mailing so far over 900 are still intending to leave a gift in their will
• Brainstorming with external creative agencies to create successful mailing packs and copywriting marketing materials to be sent to supporters during their legacy journey.
• Responsible for creating new website contents and planning online marketing campaigns to drive traffic to the in memory pages and encourage more donations
• Elected staff council member. I act as the staff voice during consultations; meet up with senior managers to discuss organizational plans, discuss and give feedback on new and existing policies and to act as a Staff Companion to support employees during formal processes

(Aug 2011 to Jan 2012)

Supporter Services Officer - Fundraising

(short term contract)

• Dealing with supporter’s enquiries and complaints and thanking
• Batching, coding, processing donations following gift aid rules, direct debit and data protection rules
• Maintaining and updating databases
• Ensuring the team is working in line with departmental objectives and working to tight deadlines

(Jan 2011 to Mar 2011)

Contents and SEO Assistant

(short term contract)

• Managing and uploading the web contents using EpiServer CMS
• Responsible for generating content for the site to boost traffic to the site and make it more user friendly. Resulted in an increase in the number of visitors to the site –Goggle analysis highlighted a 25% increase within the first month of the launch of the website
• Working closely with the developers to rectify usability issues and improve the site

(Apr 2010 to Jan 2011)

Copywriter and SEO Assistant

• This was a startup company and I was responsible for writing the content of the site which successfully allowed me to increase the Google ranking level
• Ghostwriting blogs and using SEO to drive traffic to site
• Writing press releases and articles as well as monthly email newsletters. Email marketing was successful as Save Me A Ticket saw an increase of 5% in the numbers of members signing up
• Developed a broad range of social media strategies including Facebook adverts/pages, twitter feeds and a MySpace page which successfully allowed me to gain more followers and increase the number of visitors to the site. Success was measured by the number of customers signed up to exchange their tickets online

(Feb 2009 to Apr 2009)

Press and Marketing Officer (Paid Intern)

• Writing press releases to promote Into Higher Education, Skill's flagship publications
• Researching material on social issues and liaising with Skill's Policy Team and MP's
• Maintaining website Content Management Systems and updating databases
• Created a new format for Young Learners' e-Newsletter - used Facebook and Twitter to promote it; I increased the number of members by 25 within the first month of creating the newsletter
• Designing marketing materials such as leaflets, editing case studies and organising events

(Feb 2008 to Sep 2008)

Press Officer for the Shadow Minister of Social Justice and Equality

• Writing press releases both proactive and reactive which successfully enable me to raise the profile of the AM as many of my press releases were featured in the media.
• Used social media sites and blogging to promote the activities of the AM
• Establishing a strong relationship with media and networking with journalists and charities
• Adapting materials for different audiences including national and regional press readers
• Monitoring the media
• Coordinating the AM's long term communications strategy by planning and implementing media activity


(May 2012 to May 2012)

Institute of Fundraising

Legacy Fundraising Level 2 course (Certificate level)

(Sep 2008 to Jan 2009)

Liverpool Community College

NCTJ in Periodical Journalism

(Sep 2003 to Jul 2006)

Liverpool University

BA (Hons) Politics

(Sep 1995 to Jul 2003)

Rossall Independent Boarding School

3 A Levels
1 IB in Art and Design
11 GCSE'S including A English, C Maths

Additional Information:

• – volunteer contents writer – July 2010 - Dec 2010
• Quaint Magazine – freelance fashion and beauty – Oct 2008 – Oct 2009
• Cavendish Press - editorial work experience - Oct 2008 - Nov 2008
• More Magazine - fashion and features work experience - Dec 2007 - Jan 2008
• Unity Events – Marketing and Events Coordinator – June 2007 – Dec 2007
• Aids Trust; Australia – Fundraising Assistant – Nov 2006 – Feb 2007

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