Twickenham, Greater London (Hybrid)
£28,000 - £32,000 per year pro rata (£11,200 - £12,800 actual salary)
Permanent, Part-time, 15 per week (average across the year)
Job description

If you're an energetic, self-starting fundraiser looking for a flexible, home-based, part time role where you can make a real difference to the lives of children in West London, this could be the perfect next step for you!

The Purple Elephant Project works with children in West London (both in schools and from our centre in Twickenham), providing Play and Art Therapy. We help to alleviate mental health distress by working through challenging and traumatic early life events. 

We are a young charity (established in 2019), and to date our fundraising has largely been focused on Trusts and Statutory income. We are now excited to be recruiting a Local Fundraiser to help us build our Events and Community fundraising programme, engage with local businesses and support individual donors. The post will play a pivotal role in growing The Purple Elephant Project's voluntary income, raising awareness and brand recognition.

The role is 15 hours per week, but the work pattern is flexible, and can be weighted for term time (or other) if requested.

The role is home based, but we will need our Fundraiser to be out and about in the community across Richmond and Hounslow Boroughs on a fairly regular basis, so this needs to be considered when applying.

Key responsibilities

Building a network of engaged and committed volunteer fundraisers in the local area, encouraging them to fundraise and raise awareness of our cause within their own networks

2) Providing excellent supporter care, placing our supporters at the heart of everything you do

3) Developing relationships with companies and community organisations in our local communities, seeking opportunities for fundraising partnerships

4) Managing individual donors, developing individual giving asks and stewardship plan

5) Developing and delivering a schools fundraising campaign in local boroughs

6) Raising awareness about the work of the Purple Elephant Project within local communities – representing the charity at presentations, talks and events

7) Developing and delivering an annual mass participation fundraising event/campaign (either virtual or in person), recruiting participants and supporting them with their fundraising.

8) Accurately recording and managing supporter data, ensuring it is up to date and GDPR compliant

9) Creating marketing and promotional material in accordance with the Purple Elephant Project’s branding, to support fundraising activities as required

10) Keeping abreast of charity law and sector trends, and learning from activities of competitors

Key skills required

1) Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) with the ability to adapt your tone and approach to suit various audiences

2) Ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide variety of audiences from supporters to local organisations, corporates and high value donors

3) Great interpersonal skills and the ability to make individuals and organisations feel welcomed and valued through exceptional supporter care

4) Ability to balance a varied workload and manage your time effectively


5) Strong administration and organisational skills

6) Adept at spotting opportunities and prioritising time and financial resources to maximise them

7) Creative confidence and willingness to try new initiatives, developing and delivering new fundraising ideas/campaigns/events

8) IT literate with good working knowledge of MS Office, database and social media.

9) Learning and growth mindset

10) Willingness to work outside of set hours for specific events or meetings (with prior notice)

Key experience needed

1) A minimum of 2 year’s experience in a fundraising role, ideally within a community, events or regional team

2) Delivering high quality supporter care, ideally with experience of improving the supporter care journey

3) Developing and delivering new fundraising products or campaigns

4) Working across a variety of audiences

6) Developing new, emotive and compelling fundraising marketing messages or materials


How to apply
Please submit your CV and supporting statement (outlining your suitability to the role and your interest in working for The Purple Elephant Project)  by 9am on Wednesday 8 June.

We plan to interview shortlisted candidates during the week commencing 20 June.


Posted on: 18 May 2022
Closed date: 08 June 2022 at 09:00
Tags: Fundraising

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