As Senior Executive, you will be joining an experienced fundraising team that is focused on mobilising support from major donors and business leaders to enable further growth across the Party and to help fund future elections. We have ambitious targets to reach in the years ahead, and there is huge potential to grow Liberal Democrats Business & Entrepreneurs Network (LDBEN) with the Liberal Democrats now being the natural Party for business. In this high-profile role, you will be leading the Party’s fundraising efforts within the business community.
This is a one-year contract with the possibility of extension, if objectives and KPIs are met.
1. To design and lead the long-term strategy for LDBEN to position the Lib Dems as “the natural party for business” and to build support for the Party in the business community.
2. Identify and engage prospects across different areas of business to join LDBEN.
3. Grow the engagement of current LDBEN members and build a group of business ambassadors to grow our network and prospect pipeline.
4. Raise funds from LDBEN members, including annual membership dues as well as larger gifts to support individual projects or election campaigns;
5. Develop and deliver the programme of events, communications and policy initiatives for LDBEN.
6. Work closely with the founder, chair and LDBEN executive committee to deliver key objectives around membership, profile-raising activities, fundraising, policy development and diversity.
7. Liaise with Parliamentarians, HQ staff and other key Party stakeholders to create opportunities for LDBEN members to contribute to the Party.
8. Draft member communications, briefings, think pieces and other writing as required.
We are looking for a highly organised, motivated, and entrepreneurial Senior Executive with strong fundraising skills, business acumen and experience, and an interest in politics.
We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience
1. At least 5-7 years of experience in business, sales & marketing, fundraising or similar field;
2. Confident communicator who can engage effectively with senior business leaders on politics, business and supporting the Liberal Democrats;
3. Excellent organisational, writing and planning skills, with equal ability to work independently or within a team;
4. Strong understanding of how UK businesses engage politically and their key concerns about Brexit and other major policy areas;
5. Experience working with donors, board members or investors to deliver shared objectives;
6. Flexibility to work some evenings throughout the year and to travel outside of London for our party conferences;
7. Sympathy with the aims and values of the Liberal Democrats.
Salary up to £42,000