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Working for Racing Welfare

Are you passionate about racing? Join the Racing Welfare team and help make a difference to the thousands of people working behind-the-scenes in the sport.

Regional Community Executive – South

Following an exciting period of growth we are looking to appoint a Regional Community Executive for the South, to help develop and deliver relevant fundraising and communication strategies, as well as developing and delivering welfare community events to the region.

Role Summary

The role will provide organisational and administrative support to the Regional Welfare Manager – South, Head of Fundraising and Communications Manager and support the Regional Fundraising Plan in delivering agreed targets.

The successful candidate will:

  • be able to establish, develop and manage relationships with local businesses to support the charity
  • have knowledge of marketing channels and be able to develop targeted and relevant communications for the region
  • have experience in administration and strong organisational skills
  • be able to engage with people at all different levels

This is a home-based role so the post holder will ideally be situated around the Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey or West Sussex area. Travel across the region and country will be required, for which you will need to use your own car.  A mileage allowance will be paid.

This is a full time post, however we will consider flexible working applications.  There is also a requirement to support and attend charity events so will require some occasional evening and weekend commitments.

If you are interested in applying then please submit your application, including a CV and covering letter.

Closing date: Monday 24th February.

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we receive a large number of suitable applications.

Interviews will be held on Monday 2nd March 2020.

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Trust Fundraising Executive

Racing Welfare is a national charity delivering a wide range of support services to the British horseracing industry’s workforce. To help fund its charitable programme, the Charity is looking for a Trust Fundraising Executive to join its small, close-knit fundraising team.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with trusts and foundations as this role will be responsible for building key relationships and developing income from existing clients.

You will be expected to research, identify and apply to new trusts and foundations with well written and compelling proposals, seeking new support for the charity, so a good understanding of the racing industry and charitable sector is essential.

In addition to the above the successful candidate will;

  • be responsible for keeping accurate and up to date database records
  • be responsible for implementing a structured programme of activities to meet all application deadlines and keep trusts up to date with the work of the Charity
  • ensuring the fundraising function complies with all current fundraising regulation and guidance (Code of Fundraising Practice, Charity Commission guidance) and GDPR
  • compile and provide reports for the department as required

To be successful in this role you will need excellent written communication skills, with the ability to compose carefully crafted and persuasive correspondence. You will also need to be highly organised with the ability to plan and prioritise own workload to meet deadlines.

This is a full time post based in Newmarket, which offers a competitive salary and benefits package. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

The role involves travel within the UK so is essential that the successful candidate holds a full driving licence and has access to a vehicle.

Closing date: Thursday 20th February

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We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we receive a large number of suitable applications.

Benefits for Racing Welfare employees

As well as a variety of training and support available we have a range of incentive schemes in place for every role. You can find out more about this from the HR department but in the meantime we’d like to highlight some group initiatives.

  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Westfield Health (cashback health scheme)
  • Ride2Work
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Racing UK TV channel discount
  • 20% online discount with EE
  • Ticket allowance for racing events around the Group
  • Life assurance

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