Job Title: Regional Community Fundraiser (North Wales)
Reports to: Senior Fundraising Officer
Salary: £23,000 - £25,000 per annum, depending upon experience
Location: Flexible within North Wales - Shelter Cymru is working with staff to offer a form of hybrid working moving forwards, but this role will be based within one of our North Wales offices (currently Felinheli, Rhyl and Wrexham).
Hours: 35 hours per week
Post No: SC618
Background to our organisation
Shelter Cymru is the people and homes charity in Wales and works for the prevention of homelessness, the improvement of housing conditions, and the right of everyone to a safe, suitable and affordable home.
We understand the damage that bad housing causes. Every day we deal with the effect it has on people's lives.
Shelter Cymru’s 2025 Vision
Shelter Cymru has an ambitious vision that by 2025 the organisation will:
· Help more people to find long term solutions. We want to help more people experiencing or facing homelessness, or living in unsuitable homes, to find long term solutions to the problems they face
· Fight for good homes. Our policy, research, campaigning and lobbying will focus on structural drivers of need, evidenced by our casework, and underpinned by recognition of home as the foundation of people’s personal, social and economic lives and their health and wellbeing
· Build our resilience and capacity. We want to build a resilient and sustainable organisation that is continually learning and adapting to a changing environment; where our staff, and the people we exist to serve, feel valued and empowered.
Background to the post
Independent funding allows us to maximise our impact on the prevention of homelessness in Wales. Our 2025 Strategy recognises the importance of achieving greater financial independence and building a strong supporter base in order to achieve sustainability of our services and campaigning work.
During the strategy period, we are looking to diversify our funding streams and to grow our independent income to ensure we can both maintain and develop our services to support growing demand. The Regional
Community Fundraiser (North Wales) will play a key part in achieving this change. Working with the Senior Fundraising Officer and the wider Fundraising team, the post-holder will support delivery of the Fundraising Strategy, generating income from various sources across the region that will enable Shelter Cymru to fulfil its strategic priorities and continue to support those in housing need in Wales.
Supporting the delivery of Shelter Cymru’s local community fundraising activity, the Regional Community Fundraisers play a key role in connecting local communities to the work Shelter Cymru does. This is achieved through collaborative work with service delivery colleagues and local community groups. The post-holder will deliver local events and support the stewardship of local fundraising groups, organisations and individuals, optimising the supporter experience of those who fundraise for us.
• To develop event and community fundraising in North Wales and the surrounding areas.
• Work closely with key audiences, with a particular focus on establishing strong links with local community organisations, regional corporate partners, event organisers and local trusts.
• To shape and develop Shelter Cymru’s supporter reach in North Wales, establishing tangible and varied community relationships.
• To provide exceptional supporter stewardship.
• Work collaboratively with Fundraising colleagues on Wales-wide opportunities.
1.0 Main Duties
1.1 Work with a range of existing Shelter Cymru fundraisers and volunteers, supporting them to reach and exceed their fundraising goals and inspiring them to support the charity in the long-term.
1.2 Identify and steward supporters within the community fundraising remit, maximising their income where possible.
1.3 Work with colleagues to shape the future of Community Fundraising by feeding into key decisions such as stewardships journeys, events, our income product portfolio and team collaboration.
1.4 Effectively manage time and resource for the benefit of the teams’ goals.
1.5 Spend time in the field building new relationships and income streams, with a focus on regional Event management and delivery, Faith Groups, Education, Community Groups, Local Companies, Individuals, local Trusts and Foundations and Volunteers.
1.6 Represent the work of Shelter Cymru at events, to members of the public and/or supporters and, where necessary, deliver presentations on our work.
1.7 Work collaboratively across Shelter Cymru to identify and develop new relationships.
Budget and Planning
2.1 Monitor the regional budget, reporting on income and expenditure in line with team targets.
2.2 Review regional income generation regularly, providing commentary on performance and opportunities.
2.3 Use the department’s CRM system, Harlequin, to keep accurate records of both financial and non-financial engagement in line with organisational guidance and GDPR regulations.
2.4 Contribute to the overall success of the Fundraising team.
3.1 Participate as and when required in team meetings and one-to-one meetings and undertake, as appropriate, courses/ training/ other professional development opportunities relevant to the role.
3.2 Ensure, in the course of employment, complete confidentiality is maintained in respect of the Charity, its dealings, transactions, affairs and all other information relating to clients, participants, associates, staff and other subsidiaries etc.
2.3 Keep up to date with developments within Shelter Cymru that influence the day-to-day activities within the role, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and any other relevant internal/external factor(s).
2.4 Ensure all activities comply with appropriate legal requirements and with Shelter Cymru policies and procedures.
2.5 Demonstrate a commitment to the aims and objectives of Shelter Cymru and the implementation of its Diversity Policy and Welsh Language Scheme in the workplace.
2.6 To support the work of volunteers and other placements as requested.
In addition to the above duties and responsibilities, the post holder must be prepared to undertake such additional duties which may result from changing circumstances, but which may not of necessity change the general character or level of responsibility to the post.
You will be subject to a performance review which will incorporate a review of the above duties and performance over the period