• Community Fundraiser
  • Full Time
  • Westminster, London
  • £30000 - £33700 per annum USD / Year
  • Salary: £30000 - £33700 per annum
  • Consultant: Seema Choudhury
  • Contact Number: 020 7939 7439
  • Expiry Date: 2024-06-07

Charity People is excited to be working with an international Catholic pastoral aid organization in their search for a new Community Fundraiser to be part of a growing team

Job Title: Community Fundraiser
Location
: Working from home, covering the Dioceses of Westminster, Brentwood & East Anglia
Contract
: Full time/Permanent, 37.5 hours – flexible, to include some evenings and weekends
Salary:
£30,000 – £33,700per annum depending on experience

About the Organisation

The organisation is a Catholic charity, supporting persecuted and suffering Christians around the world. Each year they fund over 5,000 projects in more than 140 countries around world, helping to support the Church in its mission, and bringing hope and solidarity to millions of people.

The Role

Working alongside the existing Community Fundraiser in London, this role will engage with the Dioceses in Westminster, Brentford & East Anglia to establish and strengthen links to individual bishops and diocesan communications staff. Attend parishes to deliver weekend fundraising appeals as well as giving talks and presentations to parish groups. Developing strong links for the organisation with educational and pastoral networks in Schools, Colleges and Universities in order to build relationships and support them in delivering the organisation’s Schools Programme and expanding the take up of the programme, increasing school engagement and delivering assemblies in person and virtually.

The post holder will be part of a thriving, positive Community Outreach team culture. Working collaboratively across the team and the freedom to make full use of individual experience and specific skill sets will be the norm.

This post reports to the Head of Community Outreach in support of objectives set out in the organisation’s overall 10-year plan. The post will focus on agreed aspects of the fundraising and marketing strategy which contributes to the overall aim of providing more Aid to the Church in Need. Work will be carried out across parishes, schools and our broader benefactor base in the area to which the post holder is appointed.

Responsibilities:

  • Awareness – to raise the level of awareness of the activities of this Catholic charity’s pastoral and spiritual work;
  • Names – to increase the number of active benefactors of Aid to the Church in Need by collecting the names and contact details of those who wish to receive information about our work;
  • Donations – to produce income for the charity by inspiring people to make donations;
  • Sale of the organisation’s Trading items – to produce income by marketing and selling a selection of the organisation’s Trading items;
  • Engagement – to increase engagement within schools and universities and among the broader community by recruiting and managing Parish Representatives and independent
  • Fundraising Groups and by providing initial contact with High Value prospects.

About You

This post is ideal for a creative, enthusiastic fundraiser who is

self-motivated, willing to learn from others and keen to make a real difference in the lives of suffering and persecuted Christians around the world.

  • Practising Catholic and in-depth understanding of the Catholic faith and Church teachings.
  • Excellent personal connections on a regional or diocesan level with clergy, schools or special interest groups.
  • Ideally, with professional experience in Community Fundraising, but experience in other fundraising areas will be considered.
  • Confident communicator and public speaker.
  • Excellent communication skills and manner at all levels both over the telephone and in person.
  • Clarity and sensitivity when communicating with benefactors and members of the clergy in person and in writing.
  • Excellent eye for detail and proofing skills.
  • Good organisational and administration skills.
  • Excellent negotiation and relationship building skills.
  • Hold a driving licence, have access to a car and be prepared to travel with occasional overnight stays.
  • ICT literate in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

To kickstart the application process, please contact Seema Choudhury at seema@charitypeople.co.uk today with your CV or profile. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds. If you require any assistance or adjustments during the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

For genuine occupational requirement reasons we are looking to appoint someone who is of Catholic faith only for this post (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9)

For over thirty years, Charity People has been dedicated to recruiting talented individuals for non-profit organizations. We are proud to partner with charities, universities, and institutes that promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Join us in making a difference in the charitable sector.

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