JRS UK is looking to recruit a Communications & Fundraising Officer on a full-time basis to develop and steward relationships with JRS supporters, with a particular focus on community fundraising and individual giving. This dynamic and varied role works as part of the integrated Communications, Fundraising, and Advocacy team, reporting to the Communications and Development Manager.
The role seeks to develop JRS UK’s fundraising in a number of ways, including: reaching out into Christian communities to share the work of JRS UK; developing engaging online and offline materials to enable people to support JRS UK; supporting individuals undertaking sponsored events to raise money for JRS UK (e.g. the London Marathon, the London Legal Walk); and regularly communicating to donors and supporters of JRS UK.
You’ll work within the Communications, Fundraising, and Advocacy team to develop an engaging donor journey, which encourages long-term support of JRS; and will be responsible for end-to-end delivery of fundraising activity across a range of communications channels.
You will ideally have prior experience of creating and delivering successful fundraising campaigns to grow income, utilising both traditional and digital techniques. Excellent communication skills and the ability to speak and communicate confidently is essential. The ideal candidate will enjoy getting to know people, understanding their motivations to support JRS UK – be this through financial giving, volunteering their time and skills, and/or through prayer.
You will play a pivotal role in ensuring JRS UK diversifies and stabilises its income streams, ensuring the organisation can continue to accompany and support refugees and those who are forcibly displaced.
JRS UK aims to pay close attention to the experience of refugees it accompanies and all its external communications give priority to their voices, taking care to portray refugees as people with dignity, gifts, joys, hopes and sorrows.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.