Birmingham, West Midlands
£29,161 pa + excellent benefits including 30 days holiday and flexible working
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Closing date: Sunday 9th August 2020 at 11.30pm 

We’re looking for a proactive individual with community fundraising and volunteer management experience to join us as a Regional Community Fundraiser and help us maximise our local fundraising activities.

A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.

Part of our hugely successful Income Generation division, Shelter’s Community Fundraising team is a new and, currently, small team but with big plans to grow our numbers to have Regional Fundraisers in 12 cities across England and Scotland. Community Fundraising is a key part of Shelter’s long-term fundraising strategy and investment is being made available to fund it. We have recently appointed a new Head of Community Fundraising and are now seeking to expand our team of Regional Fundraisers – it’s a great time to join us.

At Shelter we are committed to tackling systematic inequalities and currently we are looking to increase the diversity within our Fundraising team. We would particularly welcome applications from anyone with a BAME background or considers themselves to have a disability.

About the role
Implementing a new community fundraising strategy in Birmingham and the surrounding areas is just one of the challenges we’ll expect you to rise to in this high profile role. Essentially, you’ll be responsible for raising the profile of the organisation and attracting new loyal and regular supporters. That means shaping and developing your geographical area and local community to establish a tangible relationship with Shelter and its work. It also means providing a high standard of stewardship to add value to current and new Shelter fundraisers and volunteers. Working in the best interests of the charity by contributing to wider fundraising teams' goals whenever possible will be important too. Put simply, you’ll do everything you can to generate more income and attract new long-term supporters. 

About you 
To succeed, you’ll need a proven relevant background, including working within community fundraising, volunteer management and a demonstrable track record of meeting and exceeding financial targets. We’ll also be looking for experience of reporting using Raisers Edge or a similar database. Customer focused, commercially aware and results-driven, you have a creative and innovative approach and will be able to start and build relationships and to effectively tell the story of why people should support Shelter’s fight to end homelessness and bad housing. What’s more, you’re not afraid to challenge the status quo and try new ideas when appropriate. Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications is also required, as is a full UK driving licence.

We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. 

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

Shelter promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities),gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We also encourage applications from people, who have been homeless or have been at risk of homelessness. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Posted on: 27 July 2020
Closed date: 09 August 2020
Tags: Fundraising