Communications and Fundraising Manager - £28/32k (pro rata), Portsmouth
Part-time (25-30 hours per week) with flexible timing over 5 days
Is a newly created, broad-scope and stretching role within which the successful candidate will have clear, focused and measurable responsibilities. The role has two primary functions: to manage and develop both our visibility and engagement with volunteers, donors and clients and additionally, to create and convert opportunities to raise much-need restricted and un-restricted funding. The role works closely with the HSP Operations Manager and reports directly to the Chair of Trustees. It is a critical, highly visible and accountable role within our senior team and will make a significant, measurable contribution to Home-Start Portsmouth, and most importantly, the families we support.
Home-Start Portsmouth is an independent family support charity within the Home-Start UK network. It was established in 1992 and has supported thousands of families in the city since its launch. We work in one of the most densely-populated places in the UK, which of course brings its own challenges, however – and sadly not unexpectedly, the pandemic has made things even worse for many Portsmouth families who were already struggling to cope. So our job is to directly enable local parents to be the best they can be by offering emotional and practical help delivered through trained volunteers, both in family homes and out in the community as well as running parenting and child development programmes. With a newly brought together, dynamic and ambitious board of trustees, we are focussed very much on growing our capability to enable us to support even more families in need.
You have a passion for the NFP or charitable sector, evidenced either in your career, or through participation or involvement in charitable causes – such as fundraising or being a volunteer yourself. You have a stable CV with which you can demonstrate success in a Comms or MarComms environment and that you are completely up to date with a wide range of digital and physical media techniques. You have experience of creating, managing and developing great working relationships both inside and outside your organisation – which is especially pertinent to the fundraising side of the role. Therefore, direct sales or account management experience is highly desirable as our planned fundraising approach includes creating both direct and indirect routes to potential donors, be they individuals or Portsmouth area businesses. This means you must be confident with creating conversations, following up leads, networking and presenting compelling messages to individuals and groups.
Thank you for your interest, we are looking forward to learning more about you, your enthusiasm and your experience and how it will help us at Home-Start Portsmouth. In the first instance, please send us your full CV (and if you wish you to send one, we are happy to take covering letters into account, but if your CV says enough - we won't need one !). Please also note that all Home-Start Portsmouth roles require a enhanced DBS check.
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