Trainee Campaign Officer – Grad Scheme – Educational Fundraising – Graduate

Type: Graduate
Region: South West

Trainee Campaign Officer Fundraising Project Management Grad/Training scheme

23k starting salary rising to 25k after 4-6 months

Another rise to 29,000 after 6 telethons

Subsistence allowance worth over 1,000 a year

Hybrid Working Bristol City Centre based office

We are currently looking for graduates or candidates seeking a training programme to join us on our two and a half year Graduate/Training Scheme which offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to learn the skills required to project manage fundraising campaigns for our clients.

Buffalo is one of the leading fundraising consultancies in the country with our core business being in the Education charity sector. 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.

As a Trainee Campaign Officer you would take on the responsibilities of project managing telephone 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 fundraising 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 person or on Teams) but also enjoy office-based work. You must be able to organise your time effectively and be comfortable with both written and verbal communication with clients. You should also be confident in your IT skills, but we will give you full training on the systems that we use.

As well as helping your clients prepare their campaigns, you would also lead the team of fundraising callers and manage each telethon yourself. Some of your telethons will be run remotely, managing the calling sessions from home or the Buffalo office. The other telethons will take place in person at our clients site and would involve staying there for the duration. All accommodation and travel would be paid for. With a mix of remote and on-site telethons it would be good if you are happy with both of these aspects of the job role.

Away from telethons most of your training will take place in our friendly Bristol office where we have such benefits as flexible working hours and casual dress. All of the preparation and wrap up work for your telethons would be office based tasks as well, and we are currently offering hybrid working. We are a sociable bunch who will be delighted to have another herd member to join in with our office lunches, breakfast pastry days, drinks and other social occasions!

In return for your hard work Buffalo offers a starting salary of 23,000 which will increase to 25,000 following the successful completion of our four to six month training programme, with another rise to 29,000 the following year after successfully managing 6 telethons. You would complete the scheme after managing 12 telethons in total.

Our grad scheme benefits include a subsistence package worth over 1,000 a year, 20 days holiday plus the opportunity to earn on average an additional 24 lieu days for weekend working, flexible working hours, casual dress, Employee Assistance Programme, paid charity volunteering days, 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 and welcomed to apply for other roles within Buffalo, should one be available at the time, as a lot of our positions are taken on by those who started with us on one of our grad schemes.

Here at Buffalo we are passionate about diversity and inclusivity, and are striving to become a company which represents the diversity of the world as a whole. We welcome applications from all and are an equal opportunities employer.

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