Community Fundraising Officer - Walton on Thames -

Job Type:
Contract
Job Sector:
Charity, Voluntary
Region:
South East
Location:
Walton on Thames
Salary:
£25,000 to £25,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£25000 - £25000 Per Annum pro rata
Posted:
08/05/2018
Recruiter:
Lamb Personnel Ltd
Job Ref:
LP487

Community Fundraising Officer - Walton on Thames - £25k Pro Rata, plus benefits

Our client, a leading charity in Walton on Thames is looking for a community fundraiser to join their friendly team. This vacancy has arisen due to demand in their service and this will be a very rewarding area to work in. This is a one-year, fixed term contract.

Location: Walton on Thames, office based with local travel
Salary: £25,000 per annum pro rata for three days per week, plus pension contribution
Hours: 21 hours per week
Holidays: 20 days per annum plus Public Holidays pro rata

PURPOSE OF POST:
To spread awareness of their work amongst the local community with the direct result of raising money from community sources. Over the last year the organisation has started to form links with a range of local groups, including companies, schools, churches and individuals. They have also set up a range of community events. Alongside the post holder they have two members of existing staff who can assist with speaking to community groups, the post holder will need to ensure excellent liaison with these two staff members. This job is designed to take community involvement to a higher level and has five clear objectives:
1. To actively approach and cultivate new community support from a wide range of local groups. This support must translate into fundraising income.
2. To set up, manage and execute bespoke fundraising events to be held throughout the year, examples of types of events include a Ball, a carol service and an art show.
3. To manage all volunteers who are engaged with their charity, ensuring that they are supported and feel appreciated for the volunteering they undertake.
4. Public Relations - as part of this role you will need to take control of updating our social media accounts and ensure regular and relevant press releases are dispatched to local news sources.
5. Supporter care - to ensure that all information is correctly and appropriately recorded on the organisation`s database. This includes ensuring that all Gift Aid and Data protection rules are adhered to Recruiting new volunteers / fundraising

PERSON SPECIFICATION QUALIFICATIONS:
No formal qualifications are required for this role but a good standard of education is expected. An enhanced DBS check will be required for all successful candidates.


QUALITIES ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE:

- Extensive experience of networking and building excellent relationships with a particular focus on going out to source new contacts.
- Experience of planning and executing successful fundraising events.
- Experience of social media management.
- Experience of working in a team.
- Experience of public relations.
- Experience of managing a supporter database.

SKILLS:

- Self-motivated to proactively devise ways to reach new community groups.
- Excellent command of the English language and use of written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to present confidently and at the appropriate level to different interested groups.
- Ability to manage volunteers.
- Ability to work evening and weekends as required (with time off in lieu provided).
- Excellent numeracy skills to manage budgets.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Good working knowledge of IT including Word, Excel and email.
- Ability to work in a busy and noisy small office.
- Clean driving licence with own car (mileage allowance will be provided)

KNOWLEDGE & VALUES:
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Contact Details:
Lamb Personnel Ltd
Tel: 020 8894 1723
Contact: Aimee Weston
Email:

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