GRADUATE SCHEME: TRAINEE CAMPAIGN OFFICER
Posted on Jul 22, 2021 by Buffalo Fundraising Consultants
Trainee Campaign Officer - Graduate Scheme
£19k rising to £22k after 4-6 months
Another rise to £25,500 and £5,000 bonus on completion of the scheme
We are looking for graduates or equivalent to join us on our two and a half year Graduate Scheme which offers high quality training, competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Buffalo is one of the leading telephone fundraising consultancies in the country with our core business being in the Education charity sector and Arts charities. We are a renowned employer of graduates and have an established training programme in place to ensure that all new herd members receive top quality training on every aspect of the role.
We are seeking a new Trainee Campaign Officer to join us this summer - the sooner the better! You would take on the responsibilities of project managing fundraising campaigns from start to finish and being the main point of contact for the client throughout. This is a widely varied role with duties ranging from recruiting and training large numbers of callers to daily office administration and database work and attending client meetings.
You will need to be confident enough to present to groups of up to 50 students (either in the flesh or on Zoom) but also enjoy office based work. You may have had previous experience as a charity fundraising caller and are looking to progress this further, or you might be looking for a project management role which will teach you a wide variety of transferable skills.
As things stand, we are running our campaigns remotely with most staff members working largely from home, but some of your training will need to take place in the office. In non covid times, you should expect to be away from home for 15-17 weeks per year as our telethons traditionally take place on site at our clients' institutions. The rest of the time would be spent in our friendly Bristol office (which will hopefully be opening up more fully again soon if Government restrictions allow) where we have such benefits as flexible working hours and smart/casual dress. We are a sociable bunch who are keen to get back to working together everyday and will be delighted to have another herd member to join in with our lunches, drinks and other social occasions once we are able to!
In return for your hard work Buffalo offers a starting salary of £19,000 which will increase to £22,000 following the successful completion of our four to six month training programme, with another rise to £25,500 the following year. On completion of the scheme you will also receive a generous £5,000 bonus; £1,500 of this will be unlocked after 18 months should you wish to use it to gain a professional qualification to help you achieve your future career goals.
Our company benefits include 20 days holiday plus the opportunity to earn on average an additional 24 lieu days for weekend working, flexible working hours, weekend travel bonus, workplace pension, cycle to work scheme and regular staff social events and charity fundraisers.
This is a fixed term two and a half year scheme, after which we will assist you with achieving your future career plans. You would be in a good position to apply for a senior role with Buffalo, should one be available at the time, as most of our senior positions are taken on by previous Campaign Officers.
We at Buffalo are passionate about diversity and inclusivity, and are striving to become a company which represents the diversity of the world as whole. We welcome applications from all and are an equal opportunities employer.
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