Vacancy: Community and Events Fundraiser

Community and Events Fundraiser

Full Time (part time may be considered for the right candidate)

Salary: £25K per annum

Closing Date: 13th February 2022

Interviews: Phase 1: 24th February 2022     Phase 2: 28th February 2022

Start Date: 4th April (TBC)

Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, 2 days a week flexible home-based working, private pension scheme.

Please note that a full, clean driving license, the flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary and being comfortable presenting to an audience are all essential for this role.

Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Children’s University has grown significantly over the past few years and we are now looking to further our community engagement by recruiting a passionate, dedicated and innovative Community and Events Fundraiser who has a strong belief in our charity’s ethos.

We are looking for a vibrant, resilient, creative and confident individual with fantastic communication skills and a real love of working with people. The Community and Events Fundraiser must be able to work independently and use their own initiative, but must also be open to working collaboratively in a small team.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Community and Events Fundraiser will be responsible for generating income from the local community, including implementing an outstanding stewardship programme for our donors, inspiring others to donate and raising general awareness of our charity both digitally and in person. You will manage and deliver a calendar of community events including mass participation and third party events, and will support the Director of Development in the organisation of the charity’s annual ball.

This role involves regular interactions with the local community and will occasionally require out of hours work including weekends and evenings. Please do not apply if you are unable to work flexible hours.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Plan, manage and develop community and mass participation fundraising events
  • Grow the individual supporter base of the charity by identifying, researching and implementing new ways to approach potential supporters
  •  Implement and facilitate stewardship of community donors
  • Have regular interactions with the local community to grow the supporter network
  • Research, identify and implement new community fundraising income streams
  • Make links with schools, organisations and community groups in order to develop support
  • Give talks to community/supporter groups where it is deemed of benefit to do so
  • Mange volunteer fundraising committee
  • Recruit and manage volunteers for fundraising events
  • Work within the guidelines of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising best practice
  • Ensure all fundraising activities collect and manage donor data in accordance with relevant legislation
  • Deliver work projects against agreed targets
  • Support the Director of Development in raising the profile and awareness of the charity through marketing and communication channels
  • Manage social media content relating to community and events fundraising

About you:

You will be an enthusiastic and confident fundraiser with excellent communication skills and experience of developing strong relationships whilst working towards the achievement of targets.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Experience of community fundraising or ability to demonstrate transferable skills e.g. sales and marketing
  • A proven track record in achieving financial and non-financial targets
  • Knowledge of the principles of good donor management and/or customer care
  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Experience of developing relationships across a wide range of external customers including individuals and organisations.
  • Experience of managing events
  • Experience of working with volunteers
  • Understanding and experience of budgeting
  • Knowledge of Legal and financial aspects fundraising e.g. lotteries, licencing

About us:

Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Children’s University is a local charity that strives to give every child the opportunities they deserve, no matter what circumstances they were born into. Many children around Hull and the East Riding do not have the same opportunities that other children have in the UK. Many have never been much further than the street in which they live and some children will never visit another city until they reach adulthood. Because of this, some children don’t have any aspirations for the future.

Society places a huge importance on academic success- but what about those children that don’t excel in academia? HEY Children’s University believes that every child is brilliant at something, and that might be something different to academic talent. But how can those children find out their unique talents if they don’t have the opportunity to try new things?

‘If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid’- Albert Einstein

HEY Children’s University gives local children the opportunities that they otherwise wouldn’t have and gives them the chance to discover their interests and talents- the chance to create their own dreams. The charity aims to light up every path that a child could take and show them their options. Despite what the name implies, HEY Children’s University is about ensuring that children know about all the pathways into careers: be that an apprenticeship, starting their own business, working their way up in a company or attending college or University. Every child should understand what pathways exist.

HEY Children’s University offers a diverse range of experiences that are designed to raise aspirations, confidence and self esteem. Some of these experiences include days at local businesses where the children learn about the industry, meet the staff and take part in a range of activities. The charity also gives children the chance to visit other cities such as London and Edinburgh, offering sleepovers in exciting venues such as the Natural History Museum and the HMS Belfast battleship.

Please email us for a more detailed person specification.

To apply for this role please submit your application via Indeed, Charity Jobs or email rosanna.james@hull.ac.uk with your CV and covering letter by Monday 13th February.

All applications must include a covering letter in order to be considered.

We think it is important that our charity reflects the lived experience of our beneficiaries, and we want to be an organisation where employees from any background can thrive. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) (LGBTQ+) candidates, and candidates from low-income families. These groups are currently underrepresented at Hull & East Yorkshire Children’s University and we are committed to increasing representation and diversity at the charity