Events Fundraising and Volunteering Officer

Posted by Noah's Ark Charity

Events Fundraising and Volunteering Officer

Cardiff, Cardiff Check commute

£25,000 - £27,000.00 per year (depending on experience)

Contract, Full-time

Job Description

Job title: Events Fundraising and Volunteering Officer
Location:  Noah’s Ark Charity, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales, Cardiff
Contract:          18 month fixed term contract with a view to creating a permanent position.
Job type:             Full time (37.5 hours a week) with some flexible working required
Salary: Up to £27,000 (depending on experience)

The Noah’s Ark Charity supports the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales in providing world class care, helping to ensure the best outcome and experience possible for children and their families.

Having raised more than £22 million to build and equip the hospital, today we continue to work hand in hand with the NHS, providing funding for the most up to date equipment and facilities. We also fund support services for families like the play specialist team, who help children be children, despite the difficulties they are facing.

This is an opportunity for a driven, experienced professional to join a small but highly motivated team.  This is a ‘hands on’ role which offers a real opportunity to see the impact that your work and that of the wider charity has on the children and families we support.

The Role 
The events fundraising and volunteering officer will work alongside the head of events to plan, market, deliver and evaluate the events portfolio. They will play a pivotal role in enhancing the charity’s volunteer strategy by developing and implementing a charity wide volunteering programme. With the support of other colleagues within the wider team, this role will also include the implementation of our patient and family engagement programme (Hub Club and Sparkle Fund) of which volunteers are an essential part.

The combined elements of this role will contribute both directly and indirectly to the financial growth for the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity, while also bringing added value to both the volunteer and patient/family experience.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Work alongside the head of events to plan, deliver and evaluate a portfolio of fundraising events. 
  • Work with the communications team to develop and implement promotional plans for each event and encourage long term support through the delivery of stewardship activities which sit in line with the organisation’s broader strategic aims.
  • Alongside the head of events, work to achieve annual event fundraising targets.
  • Scope opportunities to duplicate Noah’s Ark Charity fundraising events in different geographical regions.
  • Work with suitable volunteers to promote events at appropriate locations.
  • Undertake market research and analysis to evaluate activities and develop new and rejuvenated events.
  • Support and manage events on the day, which will require some weekend and evening work.
  • Work with the communications manager and director to develop a robust volunteering programme which will include plans around recruitment and retention.
  • Provide responsive, high quality and efficient volunteer co-ordination, for all volunteering across the Noah’s Ark Charity.
  • Work with the wider team to create new volunteering roles where a need is identified.
  • Manage the induction and training for the volunteers and oversee all pre-volunteering requirements. 
  • Introduce volunteers to the dedicated team member who will be their manager, ensuring both have the support they need to develop a good working relationship and that activities are organised and managed properly.
  • Ensure volunteering opportunities are advertised through relevant digital outlets.
  • Work with the communications team to ensure regular, relevant communications to the network of volunteers.
  • Manage the volunteer management system, maintaining accurate and accessible records.
  • Work alongside and seek guidance from the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to ensure the charity is meeting governance and legislative requirements regarding volunteering and respond to changes in practice and legislation.
  • Act as designated lead on the implementation of our hospital Hub Club and Sparkle Fund.

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