Community Fundraiser

21 hours per week, days by arrangement with occasional weekend and evening work

Permanent

£23,500 - £27,876 pro rata plus 3% pension contribution [£14,100 - £16,726 per annum based on 21 hours a week]

25 days annual leave per year pro-rata (increasing by one day per year until you reach a maximum of 30)

Closing date: Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 30th October 2019

The role

This is a new and exciting role, which comes during a period of development and growth for Share. We are looking for an enthusiastic Corporate and Community Fundraiser who can join our vibrant and committed team, to develop and deliver a fundraising strategy for Share. You’ll manage a range of events to raise funds and awareness of Share within the SW London community. You’ll help businesses and service providers get to know us, and you’ll develop relationships with local community groups, including places of worship, schools, rotary clubs, and more. As well as generating financial support from local businesses, you’ll inspire people to get involved with Share by organising events that are fun and that engage Share students, their families, our staff, volunteers and other supporters.

 

Who we are looking for

Our ideal candidate would have experience of community fundraising and building relationships with diverse stakeholders. You’ll have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to write well, manage a busy workload and have excellent organisational, administrative, and project management skills. You’ll be a confident and creative “people” person, who can develop and implement successful community fundraising strategies.

 

About us 

At Share, we’re passionate about supporting disabled people to set their own goals for learning and life, and helping them to achieve their aspirations. The majority of our students are adults with learning disabilities and/or autism. We offer a range of training, employment, personal development, and leisure opportunities. We’re accredited by the National Autistic Society, and we’re proud to be an Investor in People. Share is a dynamic organisation that needs to be nimble and versatile to adapt to people’s needs. We’re a happy place to work with an emphasis on growing our people at all levels.

Main responsibilities

  • To develop and implement a community fundraising strategy for Share.
  • To promote Share in our local community, raising awareness of the difference we’re making to disabled people, and inspiring businesses and individuals to get involved by using innovative approaches.
  • To organise and run events that promote Share’s work and raise money and awareness.
  • To develop relationships and connections in the local business community, including supermarkets and independent businesses in order to build corporate support, and to ensure that donors and supporters are well stewarded and appreciated.
  • To develop high standard administration systems using Share’s CRM (Civi CRM), responding to enquiries from the public, volunteers, fundraisers etc. via phone, email or in person, including responding to requests for information and material and ensuring all supporters are thanked appropriately and efficiently.
  • To inspire, manage, and support volunteers to take part in or help you to run events and fundraise for Share.
  • To ensure that best practice advice is offered to all community supporters with regard to legalities, how to organise a successful event and maximise income.
  • To act as first point of contact for all incoming fundraising offers of support. To assess these requests, and where appropriate work closely with the other members of the Share team to ensure that contacts are developed to their full potential
  • To make sure that Share benefits from the plastic bag levy by developing strong relationships with the participating supermarkets and giving them regular feedback on the difference they’re making.
  • To work closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager to promote Share.
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of various campaigns and to report to the leadership team
  • To work as an effective member of a team that is committed to equality of opportunity, mutual support, and working to the highest possible standards.
  • To attend supervisions, staff meetings and other meetings related to Share as required.
  • To undertake any other tasks as may be reasonably required.

Person Specification

Essential experience:

  1. Experience of community fundraising, building relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  2. Experience of producing information materials of a high standard.
  3. Experience of successfully managing a busy and varied workload and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Essential skills

  1. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate positively and in a non-discriminatory way to people at all levels, from a range of backgrounds and communities, with and without disabilities.
  2. Excellent written English skills and the proven ability to write for a range of audiences and media, tailoring written style accordingly.
  3. Excellent organisational, administrative, and project management skills, and the ability to ensure that projects and tasks are completed and deadlines met.
  4. Excellent IT skills and the ability to use the Microsoft Office suite effectively and efficiently to carry out a range of tasks.  This will include word processing, use of e-mail and the internet, preparing presentations and managing data in both Access and Excel.
  5. Confidence in using social media, using it to promote Share events and activities.
  6. The ability to develop and implement community fundraising strategies, advising and working closely with senior managers and trustees.
  7. The proven ability to work as part of a diverse team.

Desirable Experience

  1. Experience of working in the UK voluntary sector within a fundraising function

Personal Qualities

  1. You will derive enormous personal satisfaction in building professional relationships with others, and getting people in the community to commit to supporting Share.
  2. You will be a “people person” with a sunny and outgoing disposition.
  3. You will have a strong commitment to the inclusion of disabled people in all aspects of life, including employment.
  4. You will have a passion for telling Share’s stories and communicating our work to a wider audience.
  5. You will be a flexible person who has the ability to work in a way that is creative, adaptable and focused on the needs of Share.
  6. You will take great pride in producing excellent work and seeing projects through to completion.
  7. You’ll have great interpersonal skills, and the ability to inspire and engage others in our cause.
  8. You’ll have a strong interest in developing your own personal and professional skills – and we’ll support the right candidate to progress in their fundraising career.
  9. You’ll have the ability to solve problems creatively and manage stressful situations.

How to apply:

Please complete our application form and equal opportunites form and return both by Tuesday 22nd October 2019 to hradmin@sharecommunity.org.uk.  Interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 30th October 2019.

If you would like to have chat about the role before applying, please contact Leanne Wood on leannew@sharecommunity.org.uk or on 0207 801 9825. We focus on ability and believe people work best when they feel valued, safe and happy. We do all that we can to make sure that Share is friendly and welcoming to everyone. Please read our privacy policy for job applicants to find out how we store data as part of our recruitment process.

This job is subject to two satisfactory references, evidence of qualifications, an enhanced DBS check and providing evidence of right to work in the UK. If you have a disability and would like to discuss other ways of submitting your application, please call Leanne on 0207 801 9825.

We are very much looking forward to receiving your application.

Job details
Location: 
Your base is 64 Altenburg Gardens, London, SW11 1JL; and occasionally at Share Garden, Tooting, SW17 7DJ
Closing date: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 23:45
Interview date: 
Wednesday 30th October 2019
Salary: 
£23,500 - £27,876 pro rata plus 3% pension contribution
Contract type: 
Working hours: 
21 hours per week. Days by arrangement, with occasional weekend and evening work.
Reports to: 
Marketing and Communications Manager
Contact email address: 
leannew@sharecommunity.org.uk
Contact telephone number: 
0207 801 9825