Contract, Full-time
Job description
Events and Community Fundraiser (Maternity Cover)
Bristol (with travel to event locations)

Are you an enthusiastic fundraising professional with experience of organising events? Want to take on an exciting contract raising awareness of a forward-thinking charity with an amazing cause? If so, read on. 

About Us

Born on the streets of Bristol, Empire Fighting Chance is a charity that improves young lives through boxing. We use a powerful combination of non-contact boxing and intensive personal support to challenge and inspire young people to realise their unique potential. 

Working with young people aged 8 - 18, we target those at risk of exclusion from school, involved in crime or suffering from mental health problems.

We’re currently looking for an Events and Community Fundraiser to join us on a maternity cover contract lasting up to 12 months.

Your Benefits

- Salary of £25,000 per annum 
- Claimable travel expenses
- 28 days’ holiday plus Christmas shutdown 
- Free on-site parking

This is an incredible opportunity to take full ownership of the end-to-end events process and help us fight the impact of deprivation on the lives of young people. 

Every day, we meet young people who are facing significant challenges in their lives such as mental health issues, chaotic home lives, difficulties at school or involvement in crime.

With your creativity and expertise, we can increase awareness of our work, motivate people to take action and rally supporters behind our cause. With your help, we can help young people rewrite their story and build a positive future. 

Your Role

As an Events and Community Fundraiser, you will plan, lead and deliver Empire Fighting Chance events, including mass participation, community and corporate events.

You’ll oversee a number of events to increase awareness of our work, inspire people to support our cause and enable us to continue helping vulnerable young people. 

Your duties will include: 

- Acting as the main point of contact for events enquiries 
- Liaising with venues and suppliers 
- Recruiting and briefing volunteers and staff for each event 
- Stewarding supporters and providing an outstanding level of service 
- Helping our supporters to develop and implement their own fundraising events 
- Working with our Marketing Executive to develop and implement marketing plans for each event

About You

To join us as an Events and Community Fundraiser, you will need: 

- Previous fundraising experience 
- Experience of planning and organising events 
- To be a confident communicator with the ability to engage various audiences 
- A valid driving licence and access to your own vehicle
- To be passionate about helping young people realise their potential

We’d love to hear from you if you’ve worked as an Events Executive, Fundraising Co-ordinator, Fundraising Executive, Fundraising Officer, Marketing & Events Executive, Events Officer, or Events & Fundraising Officer.

Webrecruit and Empire Fighting Chance are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you are looking to take on a rewarding contract as an Events and Community Fundraiser, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week
Posted on: 19 December 2019
Closed date: 16 January 2020
Job ref: HKVFA3001/LB-RD
Tags: Fundraising