LinkLiving supports people in Central Scotland whose lives have been impacted by trauma, poor mental health, inequality and isolation, with an increasing focus on young people. We deliver our support to service users through a range of models including personal development and employability programmes; self-help coaching; supported accommodation; care at home; housing support; befriending; and social cafes.
At LinkLiving our values are at the heart of everything we do. It is important to us to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. Our values are:
- Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)
- Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
- Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
- Caring (show kindness and concern for others)
This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic and creative person to be a key player as part of a team of two in establishing LinkLiving’s marketing and fundraising department. The role will be both hands on and strategic, and if you want to really be able to see the impact that you are making, then this is the role for you. The aim of this post is to both raise the profile of LinkLiving and to manage our community fundraising programme. This will enable the charity to diversify our income streams to enable LinkLiving to support more people to lead fulfilling lives.
As the Marketing and Fundraising Officer around 60% of your time will be spent focusing on marketing activities: central to this will be writing impactful stories to raise awareness of the charity’s work through a range of channels. You will be responsible for social media and the website as well as raising awareness in the media. You will also organise both marketing and fundraising events and manage all marketing materials.
In the other 40% of this role you will focus on fundraising: primarily this will be developing LinkLiving’s community fundraising plan. You will recruit and support new volunteer fundraisers, and set up and manage fundraising events. In addition you will be responsible for reporting on fundraising and marketing progress against targets for the department, and recording fundraising activities on the CRM database (Donorfy).
The successful applicant should have a degree/equivalent in a relevant subject, a professional qualification (e.g. CIM or CIOF), or equivalent professional experience. We are looking for someone who is a natural storyteller with top notch writing skills and who also has a very strong flair for engaging with people. As part of a team of two you should be a self-starter with a can do attitude. You must be able to demonstrate previous experience in a marketing/communications/PR role and have a high level of attention to detail and both excellent English and grammar. Due to the marketing activities required in the role you must also be tech savvy with strong experience of using social media in a business context and website updating.
For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the job specification in the job information on our online recruitment portal.
For a chat about the role please ring Sheena Stone, Head of Fundraising & Marketing in office hours between 4-7th October
To find out more about the work of LinkLiving, please visit our social media
What’s in it for you?
LinkLiving offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.
You will work with colleagues who share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.
As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements (35 days), a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.
This post is subject to a basic Disclosure check.
Closing Date: midnight on Sunday 10 October 2021.
Interview Date: Tuesday 19th October 2021 at our office in Edinburgh, where social distancing will be observed. (Please note if you are successful at the first stage, it is likely that you will be invited for a second interview on Tuesday 26th October 2021).
How to Apply
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Please note that CVs will not be considered.
Link is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.
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