Coventry, West Midlands
£25,227 per year (dependent on capabilities and experience)
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Cord is an international charity based in the UK that has been working for over 50 years to build and transform relationships across a range of contexts in South-East Asia and Africa.  

Cord’s vision, mission and values are inspired by the Christian faith and we employ and work with people of all faiths and none. Cord’s vision is of a world where people can live in the fullness of peace; having the freedom to flourish and live free from fear. We work with people in highly sensitive and oppressive contexts to transform dysfunctional relationships between civil society and powerholders into those that create peaceful & inclusive societies.  

Cord has an ambitious objective to grow private fundraising income from £250,000 to £350,000 over the next three years to enable the implementation of our strategy entitled ‘Promoting the Power of Peaceful Relationships’. 

Cord has a loyal and committed UK supporter base consisting of individuals, churches and other groups with around 450 regular givers. The Fundraising Officer is responsible for supporting the Fundraising Manager to implement the private fundraising & communications strategy. The focus of the role is on building good relationships with Cord supporters, producing engaging communications and facilitating volunteers to contribute to Cord.

The role would suit someone who is an excellent communicator, has a positive ‘can do’ approach, can work both collaboratively and independently, has experience of running fundraising campaigns, is enthusiastic about engaging others to support Cord’s work as supporters or volunteers, who is confident using social media and inputting to produce communication materials.  

  • To contribute to the achievement of Cord’s private fundraising strategy plan through the delivery of fundraising and supporter engagement activities including mailings, supporter news, and events 

  • To update Cord’s digital platforms and support the production of communications to engage people about Cord’s work 

  • To manage and develop the use of the donor database to enable effective extraction and segregation of data 

  • To supervise volunteers and support with volunteer coordination to expand opportunities for supporters to raise funds for Cord and contribute their time usefully to the organisation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Scope and Limits of Authority 

  • Supervision of fundraising and/or office volunteers  

  • There is no budget responsibility for this post. 


Areas of Responsibility 

Fundraising & supporter care activities: 

  • To support the Fundraising Manager to implement Cord’s private fundraising work plan. 

  • To attend and speak at fundraising events and networks to build engagement from UK supporters as directed  

  • To engage Cord supporters providing excellent supporter care  

  • To support the coordination of fundraising appeals, campaigns and events 

  • To lead on the physical and electronic distribution of Cord’s appeals, magazine and supporter communications 

  • To support the Fundraising Manager to plan and coordinate a community volunteer programme 

Social media, website & communications: 

  • Generate content and update Cord’s website and social media platforms – supporting on producing content for UK target audiences 

  • To maintain the photo library and coordinate the selection of visuals for Cord’s communications and publications 

  • To guide colleagues on collection and collation of photo content and on brand use   

  • To support Cord offices to have visually engaging with content about Cord’s activities  

  • To develop and maintain communication and branding resources 

  • To support the production of fundraising materials for newsletters, direct mailings, appeals, legacy campaigns, and events  

Fundraising database: 

  • To lead on the use of the fundraising database designing and running reports to provide key information  

  • To manage the mailing and distribution process of the Cord newsletter and supporter mailings. This will include running queries on the database, mail merging data, printing letters and arranging the mail sort & collection.   

  • To build and review fundraising reports to enable effective targeting 

  • To ensure that the databases in up t- date, accurate and GDPR compliance and to support the improvement of data quality  

Volunteer Coordination 

  • Support the Fundraising Manager to plan and coordinate a community volunteer programme 

  • Supervise Fundraising and Office Volunteers 


  • To support the Fundraising Manager to carry out day to day tasks as required 

  • To deliver other tasks required by the Leadership Team 

More about Cord

Cord’s vision is of a world where all people live in the fullness of peace; having the freedom to flourish and live free from fear. ... Read more

Refreshed on: 10 February 2021
Closed date: 20 February 2021
Tags: Fundraising

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