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Position: Senior Community Fundraiser (North, England)
Type: Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent
Location: Home-based, based in the North of England (Merseyside/Yorkshire)
Salary: £33,606 - £37,217 per annum plus excellent benefits
Salary Band: Band E2
Department: Community and Events team
At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.
Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.
Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.
About this job
The MS Society is delivering some of the most exciting fundraising in the UK and we’re seeking a talented and enthusiastic Senior Community Fundraiser in the North of England to join our dedicated Community and Events team.
Our Community Fundraising Team are focused on raising £2m+ working across the UK in 2022. After a successful 2021 fundraising year, this role offers the opportunity to grow community fundraising with the enthusiastic support of people affected by MS, their friends and families, including members of our local groups.
Our team works within a lively and creative fundraising department, where we break down barriers and collaborate to ensure supporters at all levels get the very best service. You’ll be given free rein to develop your skills and experience, while building relationships with grassroots supporters to maximise income.
- You’re likely to be in a similar role for another charity, confident, enthusiastic and with great customer care and communication skills.
- You'll know how work closely with supporters, volunteers, local groups and our wider fundraising team.
- You’ll be able to demonstrate a good understanding of community and events fundraising and a collaborative approach to teamwork.
- Most importantly, you’ll be supporter-focused and willing to go the extra mile to support our amazing fundraisers and help them reach their fundraising goals.
- You’ll be home based in SW England/the West Midlands.
- You must have a driving licence.
If you’re enthusiastic, hard-working and motivated by helping others achieve something amazing in support of a cause that means the world to them, we’d love to hear from you.
We offer 35 days annual leave (pro rata for part time employees) including bank holidays, travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.
The MS Society is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our Every MS Story strategy.
Closing date: 9am on Monday 24 January 2022
In order to apply for this role, please click the apply button and submit an updated CV and supporting statement indicating how you meet the criteria as set out in the person specification in the attached job description (in application resources).
The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK. If we do offer you employment, you’ll be required to provide documentation to show that you’re eligible to be employed in the UK before starting employment.
The full list of UK visas and permits that grant you the right to work in the UK can be found on the UK government website. We currently don’t have a Sponsor Licence agreement with the Home Office and will not be in a position to support you with any visa applications you may make.
We’re a Disability Confident Employer. We’re committed to promoting equality and diversity. We’d be grateful if you could complete the attached equality and diversity monitoring form and submit it with your application.
As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, the HR team will anonymise your CV and supporting statement before forwarding to the shortlisting panel.
We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds, where we’re looking to build stronger and better representation among our staff.
No agencies please.
Job Title Regional Fundraiser, West Yorkshire
Responsible to Regional Fundraising Team Manager
Hours of work 35 hours per week, including some evening and weekend work
Place of work/Base Martin House and in the Community. Hybrid working arrangements will be considered, where possible.
Type of contract Full Time, permanent
Overall purpose of the role
- To be the point of contact for those fundraising across the area in support of Martin House, with the responsibility for developing, delivering and sustaining a network of individual, corporate, groups & associations, and fundraising supporter groups across West Yorkshire
- Recruit, manage and motivate Community Ambassadors and volunteers to successfully grow income and widen awareness of hospice services
- Contribute to an operational plan by liaising with the wider fundraising team to raise the Martin House profile across West Yorkshire, engaging with existing and new supporters to raise income.
Tasks and duties
- Generate local income from West Yorkshire, maximising networking opportunities in order to grow and sustain individual, corporate and group support.
- Actively network within West Yorkshire, maintaining and building up contacts
- Represent Martin House at events and cheque presentations as well as utilising the Community Ambassadors.
- To be responsible for achieving agreed fundraising targets through support and cultivation of both existing and new volunteers, Friends Groups, individual supporters, low level corporate partners, In memory giving and supporter led events
- Engage with and give talks to community groups, pubs, clubs, educational establishments and faith groups with the aim of securing their financial support.
- Contribute to an operational plan to raise the profile of Martin House and increase income across West Yorkshire
- Build and maintain links with care team colleagues in order to be able to support Martin House families, bereaved and current, should they wish to fundraise.
- Communicate effectively with supporters, utilising the database to record activity and respond promptly to donors to thank them for their support.
- Hold each member of the team in positive regard and foster a culture of respect and consideration between all staff.
- There will be some degree of overlap with other fundraising areas which will require a high degree of flexibility and team work.
- Carry out any other duties as may reasonably be required by the Head of Fundraising or Director of Income Generation.
Health & Safety
- To be aware of the safety needs of the children, siblings, parents and colleagues and adopt a preventative safety approach to all times.
- To report all accidents incidents and untoward incidents to a Deputy Head of Care and Clinical Services.
- To be aware of your health and safety responsibilities as an employee and adhere to these.
- To adopt a positive and reflective approach to personal and professional development.
- To participate constructively in a yearly annual appraisal.
- To undertake core competencies for clinical skills and specific training and to remain updated.
- To work in conjunction with the education co-ordinators to develop your practice and care for the children.
- To work contracted hours including unsocial hours as required weekends evenings and nights.
This job description reflects the present requirements of the post and will form the basis of performance appraisal. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and necessary changes made with consultation.
Employees may be required to drive a Martin House pool car. These cars are insured by Martin House and it is a requirement of the insurers that we have checked that any staff who drive the cars have a current driving licence.
Martin House has a multi-professional, multi-skilled team seeking to reach out to each family in a way that most helps them. Because of this team members may be expected to accept a different or unusual task or role.
Martin House is committed to providing care and improving services irrespective of race, ethnicity, disability, gender, religion or belief, age, marital status, or sexual orientation
Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
Martin House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Recruitment checks are undertaken in accordance with safer recruitment standards and successful applicants may be required to undertake a basic DBS via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
All Martin House employees are expected to
- Uphold the values of Martin House and behave in a professional manner at all times.
- Value equality and diversity and comply with relevant equality legislation.
- Attend 1:1s with line manager, team meetings and annual appraisals.
- Take part in all relevant mandatory training and any other education and training considered necessary to carry out the role.
- Take responsibility for one’s own personal development.
- Cooperate with colleagues, encourage and support positive working relationships (both internally and externally) and foster a culture of respect and consideration at work.
- Establish and maintain effective communication with relevant individuals and groups, both internally and externally.
- Take responsibility for one’s own health and safety and the health and safety of others whilst at work, and comply with Health and Safety legislation.
- Comply with information governance requirements and maintain confidentiality at all times, as required.
- Work within all Martin House policies and procedures.
- Communicate a positive image of Martin House and protect its reputation.
Staff who support Martin House volunteers are expected to
- Carry out effective inductions for new volunteers in your department
- Lead and guide volunteers, providing the support needed to maintain morale and enable them to work effectively
- Supervise your volunteers appropriately in their day to day work and actively work to recognise the work that they do
- Ensure your volunteers have access to some personal time with you on a regular basis
- Ensure that your volunteers have an annual opportunity to reflect on their volunteering role with you
- Support appropriate volunteer learning and development within your team
- Communicate effectively with your volunteer team, and in line with the Martin House Staff Charter
- Play a role in the recruitment of new volunteers within your area, once appropriate training has been given
- Support the Manage performance issues with volunteers fairly and sensitively, taking advice from the HR department where appropriate
We are recruiting a City Plan Lead to conduct research and analysis, develop policy insights and support the logistics of a City Plan and planning process. This work will be based around the groundbreaking ideas of Doughnut economics, the Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL) network and the recently formed Leeds Doughnut Coalition.
This is part of our broader ‘City Movement Building’ work, as part of an exciting, city-wide project funded by the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund, called Climate Action Leeds.
About Climate Action Leeds
We are living in a time of emergency. It is a time of unprecedented crises and challenges - but it is also a time of hope. Leeds has declared a climate emergency, and we are beginning to see changes - but not fast enough, not bold enough, not deep enough.
To address this, we need to organise, join forces and put forward a plan that works not only for the climate, but for people and communities. That’s why Our Future Leeds is looking to grow a team of people who are committed to tackling the climate emergency through big and bold community-led action with climate justice at its heart - people who can connect, support, guide and mobilise individuals and communities across the city.
The successful candidate will lead on the development of a City Plan for Leeds that centrally foregrounds climate justice, and the climate, nature and social emergencies. They will conduct research and analysis, develop policy insights and provide overall logistical support of a City Plan and planning process.
We are using the Doughnut Economics framework for this City Plan and have already established links with Kate Raworth and the Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL). The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of this approach, build on work done to date, and will be expected to take forward this doughnut framework and the ongoing work of the newly formed Leeds Doughnut Coalition.
Key aspects of the role will include:
- Ensuring the City Plan and the work of the programme builds on the best and most up-to-date scientific and community analysis and research
- To learn from, and centrally incorporate, work coming from Doughnut Economics groups around the UK and beyond
- To actively participate in, and support, the Leeds Doughnut Coalition group
- Ensuring Climate Action Leeds community hubs and transition partners are supported to understand the city planning process, the doughnut approach, and how they can feed into and shape the plan
- Working closely with the City Hub Lead to integrate the doughnut city planning process into the City Hub
- To take a lead on emerging and proposed research and City Plan projects, such as youth-led doughnuts.
- To support fundraising activities to build further capacity for this role and the wider Leeds Doughnut Coalition.
- To report to, and engage with, the broader Our Future Leeds citizen network.
Duties and responsibilities
- Logistics and coordination
- Research, analysis and policy
- General support and duties
How to apply
To apply for this role please download the Application Pack and download the Application Form and follow the instructions. The deadline for applications is midnight on Thursday 17th February 2021.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Home based in Leeds (serving mainly wider West Yorkshire areas)
Plus frequent local and regional travel, occasional UK-wide travel and overnight stays.
Anne Frank Workers are the front-line delivery posts for all the education programmes of the Anne Frank Trust UK, leading our workshops, training our peer educators and mentoring our ambassadors in schools and communities across the country. This is a varied, exciting and demanding role for highly organised professionals with a deeply held commitment to equality and the skills to engage 10 to 15-year-olds in a structured, creative journey of learning and empowerment. If appointed, you will joining a dedicated team of people who are inspired by Anne Frank, passionate about young people and committed to empowering them to challenge prejudice.
- Factual CV (1 or 2 pages).
- Supporting statement saying why you would like the job and how you meet each of the points on the person specification below (up to 4 pages).
Closing date: Monday 14th February 2022 at 5pm
Tasks and Responsibilities
- To be outcome-focused and highly organised in planning and carrying out a varied portfolio of educational work, aimed at empowering young people (usually aged 10 to 15) with the knowledge, skills and commitment to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination.
- To be pro-active, methodical and determined in booking Anne Frank Trust programmes into schools and community settings, and to maintain close working links with key schools and partner organisations.
- To lead inspirational classes and workshops in schools, in community venues and online – teaching about Anne Frank, the Holocaust and all forms of prejudice today; challenging stereotypes; building anti-discriminatory values; and developing skills in recognising and responding to prejudice.
- To train young people as peer educators so that they share their knowledge and values with their schools and communities, e.g. as guides to Anne Frank exhibitions or by running activities based on Anne Frank’s Diary.
- To train small groups of peer educators as Anne Frank Ambassadors, drawing on their personal views and experiences of prejudice to produce creative responses to Anne Frank, and empowering them to disseminate their anti-prejudice messages as effectively as possible.
- To provide mentoring to a caseload of Anne Frank Ambassadors, usually out of school hours, supporting them through a journey of learning and empowerment from induction to alumni support when they turn 16.
- To be imaginative, collaborative and practical in organising and supporting events and projects with Anne Frank Ambassadors and their communities, including local Anne Frank exhibitions, regional multi-school training days, and an annual national conference.
- To plan, deliver and monitor all work to meet the targets set by the Trust’s funders and operational plans, and to implement the Trust’s curriculum, quality standards, values and policies.
- To achieve excellent practice in working with young people, notably by focusing on ambitious but realistic learning objectives, by maintaining a balance of warm engagement and clear boundaries, by identifying any safeguarding or welfare needs, and by making appropriate referrals to other agencies.
- In all aspects of the role to give a high priority to equality and diversity, notably in the reach, content and impact of educational activities.
- To keep thorough records of all activity on the Trust’s databases, and to be proficient in gathering data for evaluation, e.g. by encouraging young people to complete questionnaires
- To use manual handling skills when necessary, e.g. to carry, set up and dismantle educational exhibitions made of pop-up banners.
- To assist occasionally with fundraising, e.g. by contributing ideas to grant applications or by supporting young people to speak at donor events.
- To undertake a continuous process of professional development and self-reflection, participating in training, and keeping up to date with best practice especially in education about prejudice and in youth empowerment.
- To be managed through close two-way communication with line manager, including monthly one to one Support & Supervision sessions and an Annual Appraisal.
- To be a collaborative team member with the Anne Frank Workers and other colleagues, participating in staff meetings and contributing to the development, cohesion, productivity and team fun of the organisation as a whole.
- To undertake other tasks commensurate with Anne Frank Worker role, especially as led by the empowered Anne Frank Ambassadors.
All applications to the posts will be assessed on the following criteria:
- Educated to at least degree level, ideally with a relevant professional qualification, e.g. teaching or youth work.
- Full driving licence.
- Substantial experience of running learning activities with groups of young people, including aged 10 to 15.
- Experience of engaging with and meeting the needs of disadvantaged young people and/or those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
- Experience of providing pastoral or emotional support.
- Experience of working successfully as part of a team.
- Experience of keeping records and writing reports.
- Knowledge of best practice in teaching and/or youth empowerment.
- Familiarity with the needs and issues experienced by young people, their families and communities.
- Sound understanding of safeguarding.
- Understanding and ideas about how to challenge prejudice and discrimination.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Highly developed organisational skills, able to meet deadlines and manage a varied workload.
- Ability to identify, initiate and sustain effective relationships with other professionals and organisations.
- Ability to use initiative and develop new projects or ways of working.
- Strong literacy, numeracy and IT skills.
- Manual handling skills, e.g. for carrying and using pop-up banners.
- Excellent presentation skills – able to present clearly and inspire an audience.
- Excellent interpersonal skills that demonstrate a balance of warmth and boundaries.
VALUES AND PERSONAL QUALITIES
- Enthusiasm for Anne Frank and the work of the Trust, including a commitment to the Trust’s strategic direction to greater youth empowerment and creativity.
- A deeply held belief in equality and diversity.
- Passionate commitment to the wellbeing and empowerment of young people.
- Creativity, energy, a can-do attitude to solving problems, with a willingness to learn.
- Willingness to travel regionally and across the UK, and to work evenings and weekends when required.
- Access to a car
- Enhanced DBS check on appointment
- If working from home, an appropriate working space
At the Anne Frank Trust UK we are strongly committed to equality of opportunity in recruitment and employment. We aim for a diverse workforce and inclusive work practices. As an anti-prejudice education charity, we positively value the insights of staff who have lived experience of prejudice or discrimination.
If you would need adjustments or specific support to carry out any of the tasks or responsibilities in the job description – e.g. because of disability or a characteristic protected under the Equality Act 2010 – you are welcome to state this during the recruitment process. We will see this as a positive request and can then let you know how we will respond.
If you believe that you may be unfairly disadvantaged in meeting any of the points of the person specification or if you need any specific help during the recruitment process – e.g., again, because of disability or a characteristic protected under the Equality Act 2010 – you are welcome to state this in your application. We will see this as a positive request and can then let you know how we will take it into account or what support we can offer.
• Factual CV (1 or 2 pages).
• Supporting statement saying why you would like the job and how you meet each of the points on the person specification (up to 4 pages).
• Closing date: Monday 14th February 2022
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.