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Canoe Foundation & Marketing Lead Role

British Canoeing

British Canoeing is the UK Governing Body for Paddlesports. We have had many advances in our sport and canoeing now covers a wide range of interests and passions as a sport and a leisure activity for all.

8 May 2022
Part Time
Closing date
31 May 2022

Role Purpose

The overall purpose of the Fundraising and Marketing Lead role is to develop commercial and fundraising partnerships, with the aim of increasing the organisation’s income and significantly raising the profile of the Canoe Foundation.

The person will have a key role in delivering our long-term fundraising strategy, build key customer relationships, identify commercial opportunities and maintain knowledge of current market conditions. The role will require the individual to work within the Places to Paddle Team, ensuring close alignment with the Clear Access, Clear Waters Campaign and British Canoeing, Stronger Together Strategy. It will also require work across the wider British Canoeing team to maximise opportunities for the Foundation to increase donations and make grant awards.

The role will be required to forge new relationships with external partners through frequent account management and explore the potential for delivering added-value partner benefits.

The role will also be required to develop engaging content to reach key audiences, as well as provide guidance and administrative support to the volunteer trustees in delivering a grants programme.

Working pattern: Part time – 22.5 hours per week over three days

Key Responsibilities

The following are the key elements of the role:

  • To work within the Places to Paddle Team and alongside other British Canoeing departments to align the Foundation with Clear Access, Clear Waters and Stronger Together Strategy.
  • Annually Increase the number of donations into the Canoe Foundation and continually research and explore opportunities to seek new sources of inward investment.
  • Identify, plan and deliver a programme of fundraising activities, including at British Canoeing’s international, national and domestic events.
  • Develop engaging content for British Canoeing channels, external partners and the media; promote successful case studies and good news stories.
  • Support the Trustees in the grant making process, collating applications, preparing reports and liaising with applicants.
  • To provide regular reports to the volunteer Board of Trustees on overall progress against targets.

Download the full job description and person specification here

How to Apply

Click the 'APPLY NOW' button t to submit your CV and cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role. This should state:

  • Your reasons for applying
  • What you think you would bring to British Canoeing with specific reference to the role details
  • Your current salary expectations
  • Current notice provisions
  • Any time when you will be unavailable to speak to us due to periods of holiday or other commitments

Additional Information

Part Time
Job Type
Marketing & Communications
Salary information
£ 32,000 - 36,000

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