Welcome to the Bike project
Our mission is simple, to get refugees cycling! We are a community of refugees, mechanics, staff and volunteers. We collect donations of second-hand bikes, fix them together at our workshop, and then donate them to asylum seeking refugees. A proportion of the bikes that we receive are sold through our online shop to generate funds, the proceeds of which support The Bike Project, and ensure our long-term sustainability.
There are approximately 13,500 asylum seekers that flee to London each year and almost 27,500 bikes are abandoned in the same period. Our mission is to match the two.
The Bike Project is going through a significant period of growth, turning over £1.5 million in 2020. We are expanding the delivery of bike donations, Pedal Power and Bike Buddies whilst developing our retail arm, The Bike Shop. We are looking for a Community Fundraising Manager to manage, plan and implement The Bike Project’s fundraising, particularly focusing on community fundraising and small donors. You will recruit, manage and support volunteer fundraisers within the community helping them to reach their fundraising potential. You will project manage The Bike Project’s flagship challenge event Refugee Routes and comedy events. In addition, you will inspire, develop and steward new relationships to improve overall engagement with the organisation.
In the attached job pack, you will find more information about the role and the benefits we offer.
To apply, please send your CV by 20th June, 2021, together with a cover letter that outlines how your experience matches the person specification and addresses the following questions:
Tell us about an event you organised that you are proud of. What did you do and what was the result of the event?
Tell us about a time you supported volunteers to raise money towards a target. Did they manage to hit their target? How did you go about supporting them?
Please also tell us why you are interested in the refugee sector (include any challenges you have had to overcome in your own life which you feel are relevant)
We particularly encourage applications from women, disabled, and Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, and those who have personal experience of being a refugee.
Thank you for your interest in the Bike Project and best of luck with your application
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