TITLE OF POST:
Community Fundraising Officer
PLACE OF WORK:
Up to £26,000 (FTE)
TYPE OF CONTRACT:
22.5 to 30 hours per week (flexibility will be required for early morning, evening and occasional weekend working) – can be worked over 3 or 4 days
Annual leave: 25 days per annum pro rata increasing by one day a year after 5 years’ service to a maximum of 28 days (in addition to Bank & Public holidays)
Pension: hyh will contribute 3% of basic salary to The People’s Pension on behalf of the employee. Staff eligible to join the scheme will be automatically enrolled into the scheme at 3% of basic salary on commencement of employment. Once in the scheme a further 5% will be contributed by hyh.
Group Life Insurance: 4 times salary. Entry to the scheme is automatic on joining the charity.
Employee Assistance Programme: offering counselling and emotional support to improve wellness and performance.
Are you passionate about and enjoy fundraising?
Would you like to play a key part within a growing charity focusing on making a difference to vulnerable young people in your local area?
You may even be looking to progress into your first fundraising role? (Graduate applications welcome!)
If the answer is yes to the above then this role is meant for you!
Herts Young Homeless work with 16-24 year olds who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, those aged 10-15 whose families are at risk of relationship breakdown and those aged 18+ who are in housing need and have mental health and substance misuse problems. Last year we were able to directly support 2,495 young people and engaged with nearly 9,000 schoolchildren on the realities of leaving home. Our focus is on preventing homelessness by empowering young people to make positive informed choices, through a range of free, countywide, specialist preventative and crisis services.
The Community Fundraising Officer will:
- Contribute to hyh’s overall Fundraising strategy as a member of the Fundraising Team
- Build, develop and maintain an innovative community fundraising programme
- Research and develop opportunities for hyh to fundraise within Hertfordshire through community groups, schools, sports clubs, music and arts groups, supermarkets, shops and individuals to increase awareness, support and donated income.
- Contact and invite organisations to receive a presentation from hyh about our work.
- Present and introduce hyh to groups through engaging presentations, in-person visits and follow up in person, on phone or email.
- Work closely with the hyh Education team to ensure that Fundraising engagement and support is offered to all schools who book an Education service talk for their school.
- Provide relevant fundraising ideas, support and create engaging materials and fundraising pages/contactless donations to enable community groups to have a great supporter experience.
- Understand how to steward supporters, to motivate and inspire different groups to maximise income through fundraising activities
- Develop relationships with existing Community Fundraising groups of volunteers and set up new ones as appropriate.
- Work as part of a team and have specific responsibility for accurate data inputting of donations, fundraising and Gift aid claims and correspondence with community donors and fundraisers
- Contribute significantly towards the community annual fundraised income target of £65k; working with the Community & Events Officer and other hyh colleagues
- Develop and maintain strong long-term relationships with all community supporters.
- Provide community fundraising focused news and updates to the Digital Communications officer
- Coordinate a community calendar of events and activities
- Work closely, in a collaborative environment, with all Fundraising team members to contribute to the achievement of targets and the ongoing fundraising success of the Charity
- To represent hyh in a variety of different contexts and to a variety of different audiences
- In collaboration with the Fundraising and Communications Manager, monitor income to ensure the annual community target is met
- Ensure that all activities are as cost effective as possible
- Maintain Donorfy donor management system.
- Analyse and set up fundraising data to identify new community fundraising income streams
- To support the Fundraising team to ensure that all necessary risk assessments are completed and followed before, during and after any fundraising activity
- Keep up to date with legislation and charity law to ensure all Community Fundraising activities comply
- To be physically active in setting up and taking down at events and community fundraising activities
Qualifications and Experience
- Graduate applications welcome
- Educated to A level or equivalent
- Experience in fundraising, marketing or comms preferably gained in a charitable environment
- Proven ability to engage, inspire and enthuse a range of supporters to raise funds and nurture relationships
- Confident at delivering presentations or talks to community audiences (groups and associations, schools etc)
- Highly motivated and enthusiastic with the ability to work using own initiative and as part of a team
- A commitment to undertake training where required and an enthusiasm for new challenges and experiences
- An understanding and commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
- Experience of administration in an office based environment (Desirable)
- Experience of producing charity fundraising materials (Desirable)
- An understanding of digital marketing and social networking including Mail Chimp (Desirable)
- Experience of planning and co-ordinating fundraising events (Desirable)
- An understanding of youth homelessness (Desirable)
- Excellent communicator in formal and informal communications, both verbally and in writing
- Able to present and network confidently
- Approachable, creative, ‘can-do’ attitude
- Ability to ensure accurate data inputting
- Creative thinking, imaginative and entrepreneurial attitude towards fundraising
- Ability to work independently and under pressure, prioritising work to meet deadlines
- IT literate with experience of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook
- CRM database experience (Desirable)
- Ability to work independently and as a team player
- A commitment to hyh’s values namely; professional, passionate, responsive and collaborative
- Willingness to work early morning, evenings or occasionally at weekends where required to meet the needs of the charity
- A full driving licence; willing to travel throughout Herts
If you are hardworking, conscientious and take pride in doing a job well, then we would like to hear from you.
Upon receipt of your CV, should you be successful, you will be invited to a telephone interview.
- Closing date: 28th September 2021
- 1st Interviews: 5th October 2021
- Personal Interviews: 11th October 2021
Should you not receive a response within ten working days, please deem your application to be unsuccessful.
This post is classed as having a high degree of contact with children or young adults and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure will be sought through the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) as part of Herts Young Homeless’ pre-employment checks.
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