Job title: Foundation Manager

Location: Ringwood, BH24 3SG

About us

Churchill Retirement PLC is the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house building sector and we’re looking to recruit people like you. We’re a family-run, privately-owned business and are proud of what we do and the people we work with.

We have exciting and ambitious growth plans for the future. Our mission is to be the most successful house builder in the UK and our objective is to achieve the growth required to deliver 1,000 unit sales by 2024. With an award winning product and sector-leading profit margins, the Company is now committing to investing in the future and the long-term growth of the Business.

We pride ourselves on building beautiful, quality, purpose-built one and two bedroom apartments in desirable locations across the UK for those looking for an independent lifestyle in later life. Developments are designed to take away all the hassle and fears of home ownership and provide security, peace of mind and independence.

We’ve won a host of awards; most recently we have been recognised by The Sunday Times as the 3rd Best Company to work for, and in 2016 became the first ever retirement living specialist to have been named overall ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ by the WhatHouse? Awards.

Churchill Retirement Living is committed to supporting charitable causes within the local communities in which we work and therefore launched the Churchill Foundation in 2015.  Since then, we are proud to have raised over £1,650,000 and have supported over 226 different charities.

The Churchill Foundation supports all subsidiary Companies of Churchill Retirement PLC, including Millstream Management Services (MMS), a progressive managing agent of privately owned leasehold Retirement Living accommodation.

About the role

We’re looking for a Foundation Manager to develop our Churchill Foundation based within our Millstream Management Services Head Office in Ringwood.

You will develop and manage fundraising through various events for the Churchill Foundation, both internally through employee engagement and external by planning and delivering events and taking the lead on fundraising.

You will build strong relationships with Business Owners and Foundation Supporters as well as demonstrating creativity and passion for charitable causes. You will develop and implement a foundation fundraising strategy to achieve against the objectives of the foundation. 

You will have a track record of income generation within charitable trusts, and a proven background of foundation management showing the ability to plan and deliver on fundraising campaigns.

You will co-ordinate events of various sizes, ranging from 50-250 attendees; you will also ensure that the finer touches are arranged and ensure that all invitations have been sent accordingly to relevant guest lists. 

To promote Fundraising events, you will have experience in designing and writing content for social media and will have good IT skills such as uploading images, reporting on Excel and use of Outlook and Word.

Hours of work are between 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 9.00am to 5.00pm on Fridays. You may also be required to attend events outside of office hours.

Although this position is office based the successful candidate will require a Driving License in order to travel to events as some travel may be involved.

About you

We’d love it if you have a degree in events, Marketing or Business Studies; however, we would still like to hear from you should you have proven experience running a Foundation or Events Management.

You will have experience running a Foundation cashflow/P&L accounts alongside the support of the accountant and also have strong experience with event budgeting and get the best price possible to ensure expenditure is kept to a minimum on events

You will be personable, have patience, tact, enthusiasm and clear communication skills.

You will have demonstrated administrative and organisation skills through previous experience, where you have carried out work to high standards within set timeframes.

You will have confident IT skills with professional experience using social media, producing reports and writing content for emails, invitations and websites.

If you want to be part of our success story, send your CV and a covering letter to quoting reference number GRP1208.