This is part time role working 17.5 hours per week.
This role is fully home-based, but applicants must live in the area the post is covering.
Christian Aid believes that everyone, regardless of faith or race, is entitled to live a full life, free from poverty. We believe the world can and must be changed so that there is equality, dignity and freedom for all. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our team and to make this change happen.
About the role
Church Engagement and Fundraising Officers inspire churches and individuals to be agents of change, with Christian Aid, in order to overcome poverty. The CEFO's specific contribution is to offer bespoke support, often face-to-face, to a defined set of churches and Christian Aid groups, to enable and enrich their contribution. CEFOs motivate churches, groups and individuals to raise money. To enable lasting change, the role also works in partnership on campaigning activity with individual campaigners, churches and, where appropriate, other campaigning partners. This role will be covering Essex and Cambridgeshire and will be fully home-based.
As a Church Engagement and Fundraising Officer you are responsible for working alongside Volunteer Officers to support and develop volunteers within their area of work, and to draw on the expertise of volunteers where possible. Church Engagement and Fundraising Officers are measured against clearly defined targets and success indicators.
You will manage a wide caseload of churches, in Essex and Cambridgeshire in a way that inspires participation to give, act and pray with Christian Aid. You will ensure Christian Aid serves, inspires and equips the spectrum of churches to make an impact on poverty through Christian Aid.
You will bring your experience of church engagement and fundraising with you to build and nurture new and existing networks and relationships, speak confidently and effectively about the work of Christian Aid. You'll meet fundraising targets, generate creative and effective engagement ideas and be ready to partner with a wide range of stakeholders to achieve multiple outcomes, including volunteers, leaders, pastors, ministers, colleagues and Christian media.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values, and adhere to Christian Aid's Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid's Code of Conduct.