Community Fundraising Executive, part time 21.5 hrs/wk
Purpose of Role
We have created this exciting new role, of Community Fundraising Executive, to enable us to develop and expand our existing community fundraising work with a range of stakeholders ranging from local fundraising committees and community based events to individual supporters. The role would suit a dynamic and proactive person, with community fundraising experience, capable of thinking strategically, creating opportunities and engaging with people at all levels.
The successful candidate will need a UK driving licence and have use of their own vehicle for work
Principal accountabilities / responsibilities
- To help the Senior Community Fundraiser implement the community fundraising strategy with a focus on growing the local events portfolio and activities in order to maximise supporter engagement and income for Jewish Care.
- To help drive the recruitment of new committees and individual fundraisers by targeting new groups and demographics in order to grow the supporter base on a local level.
- To work closely with individual fundraisers acting as their main contact in order to provide all necessary support on their fundraising journey.
- To increase awareness of local committee activity to insure all opportunities for engagement are used and maximum exposure is achieved.
- To help promote communication between each committee and Jewish Care through the development of committee newsletters in order to improve information sharing across the organisation and community fundraisers.
- To act as the main liaison between Jewish Care resource managers and each committee to ensure clear lines of communication with regard to the allocation of funds and moneys raised.
- To ensure that accurate and up to date financial and supporter records are maintained and accessible to allow for financial planning and reporting.
- To ensure accurate and timely cash handling, banking, acknowledging and receipting income in accordance with Jewish Care's policies and procedures to provide the best supporter care and protect Jewish Care.
Qualifications, Experience, Skills & Knowledge
- Degree level or equivalent (desirable).
- At least 2 years' experience of working within a community fundraising environment.
- Experience of events organisation and fundraising in local communities (desirable).
- Experience of managing and delivering budgets to target (desirable).
- Experience of working with volunteers (desirable).
- Familiarity with the geographical area this role will cover including existing links to community groups and individuals (des
Jewish Care is a leading communal organisation. It is the largest health and social care charity for the Jewish community in the UK, touching the lives of 10,000 people every week. Approximately 1,500 staff from multi-cultural backgrounds together with 3,000 volunteers help to maintain our services. It provides a wide range of services to help meet the community's physical, social and emotional needs, both directly and in partnership with other organisations. We care & support many people including; older people with dementia, disabilities, mental health needs and Holocaust survivors and many more.
Jewish Care aims to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people by creating excellent social care that enhances well-being and inspires them to stay connected to their community. The organisation is committed to finding innovative solutions tailored to the people who use our services.
We are a proud to be multi award winning organisation. Prestigious awards and accolades we have received include; The Skills for Care Best Employer for over 250 people, The Investors in People Gold standard and the Customer Service Excellence Standard.
Jewish Care's fundraising and marketing team had an annual income target of £16.5m for 2015/16, and a combined staff team of 33 people. Our donors span the whole spectrum, from individuals running challenge events to committees raising funds for specific resources and services, sponsors from the corporate sector, as well as major donors and Patrons who make substantial annual donations. Our overall aim is to develop sustainable relationships with all our donors to ensure that they have high awareness of how Jewish Care serves the community and continue to be financially committed to our work. At the same time, we need to be creating possibilities through new income streams and harvesting current income streams more effectively is crucial.