How to apply
Would you like to join a small friendly fundraising team as our Fundraising Volunteer, to help our charity raise much needed funds to support prisoners' families and children and to give people a fresh start?
We want to raise awareness of our work, and of the many different ways that Christians and whole parish communities can get involved.
If you shares our ethos and values, have a nice friendly phone manner, some basic IT skills, and would like to make a difference, we would be delighted to welcome you to our team. Your main role will be to help us connect with and deepen our relationships with church communities across England & Wales, but there are lots of other ways to get involved too!
You might be retired and looking for a way of putting something back into Society, whilst meeting new people and making friends.
You might want to develop your CV and skills, and be thinking of working in the charity sector.
Or maybe you just have some time on your hands and feel like trying something new?
Time commitment & location
We are ideally looking for someone who could offer a minimum commitment of 1 day per week (Monday – Friday), though more hours would be welcomed if the candidate was in a position to offer it. We can be flexible on the working day or days.
The role will be based at Pact Central Office, 29 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UA.
Because of the training and induction requirements, and value of this role Pact hopes you will commit to volunteering with us for at least 6 months.
What you will be doing
• Calling Parish contacts to confirm correct contacts names and profile details and enquire as to how and when they will be using the Prisoners’ Sunday information pack etc.
• Uploading and imputing contact data into Salesforce database
• Contacting some local newspaper and media with press releases to tell them about the campaign
• Support the team to carry out other ad hoc fundraising tasks
• Keeping up to date records on progress
The type of person we are looking for
Experience in an office setting ideally in administration and fundraising.
Knowledge & experience using Microsoft Office.
Skills / Abilities:
Someone who is comfortable making phone calls and speaking about Pact’s Christian ethos and heritage.
Someone who has a good telephone manner, an outgoing and warm personality who can connect with Parishes.
Ability to carry out quality desktop research – such as internet based searches for contacts and addresses.
Someone who can establish and maintain a professional approach with communicating with external organisations.
Ability to work in a team or alone.
Willingness to learn and follow Pact policies and procedures.
A desire to support the work of Pact and a commitment to Pacts values.
Positive thinking and solution orientated.
What we offer
Induction to both Pact and the church will be undertaken.
There will be initial and ongoing training to support you in the role including safeguarding, professional boundaries, equality training etc.
Travel costs, via public transport or private car (mileage) will be reimbursed including travel to attend training. Subsistence, i.e. lunch may also be reimbursed, according to our expenses policy.
Support and Supervision
We will provide regular supervision to support you in the role.
Benefits to you