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VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Our charity is expanding and we have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual to join our small team of staff in our National Office, based in London.

The Volunteer Coordinator is a new position within our charity, and will work with our regional coordinators (also volunteers themselves) and other key pastoral staff and members of our charity to organise the recruitment, screening, induction, training and ongoing development and support of our national volunteer team. We are looking for an outstanding communicator with excellent organisational skills, who will provide appropriate and inspiring communication, support and information to volunteers, keep accurate volunteer records and handle all associated administration.

Ideally, you will have familiarity and understanding of the value of peer support to other bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. You will be an excellent communicator, able to work empathetically and cooperatively with a range of colleagues and volunteers, and able to network with other organisations working in the field of bereavement. A high level of communication skills (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills is required, including the ability to motivate and inspire others.

Hours: 21 hours per week (3 days)
Salary range: £20,000 - £22,000 according to experience.

Location: National Office in London – currently Deptford, SE8, with a move planned to larger offices within London in early 2017.

Read the full JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION here.

If you would like to discuss the role further or have any questions, please contact Carolyn Brice at our National Office on 0345 120 3785.

Interested applicants should send a full CV and supporting letter with two referees by email to:

Ms Carolyn Brice, Charity Director/CEO at info@tcf.org.uk or by post to: The Compassionate Friends, 14 New King Street, Deptford, London SE8 3HS.

Closing date for applications: Monday 17th October 2016

We plan to hold the interviews on 26th October 2016. Further details will be confirmed to shortlisted candidates only during the week commencing 19th October 2016.

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a bereavement support charity with nationwide coverage. We offer peer-to-peer support, friendship and information to bereaved parents and families whose child or children have died at any age and from any cause. Our volunteers are themselves all bereaved parents, siblings or grandparents. We also provide information and advice to professionals and other organisations working with the bereaved.


FUNDRAISER

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated fundraiser to develop and implement a fundraising strategy at The Compassionate Friends. This is a new position and we are looking for someone who can bring initiative, creativity and enthusiasm to engaging with donors and inspiring both new and existing members of The Compassionate Friends community.

The ideal candidate will be a proactive self-starter and confident communicator, with experience working in a small charity and, an understanding of and commitment to work and values of The Compassionate Friends. Although the post will be supported by the CEO and Trustees, we require someone who is able to manage responsibility and who is confident working independently.

The post-holder will be working across a range of fundraising streams to build on the charity’s existing success in individual, events and community fundraising, as well as develop new areas including trusts and foundations and major donors.

We are looking for someone with a successful track record securing funds from a variety of sources, as well as building and maintaining effective relationships. You will also demonstrate excellent organisational skills with the ability to effectively manage your time and priorities in this part time role.

Salary: £32,000 - £38,000 pro-rata depending on experience Hours: 20 hours per week
Job type: Initial 12 month contract with a view to becoming permanent
Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer

Read the full JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION here.

If you would like to discuss the role further or have any questions, please contact Jen Hughes on 07748647079 or email jen_hughes86@hotmail.com.

Interested applicants should send a full CV and supporting letter with details of two referees to Ms Carolyn Brice, Chief Executive Officer at info@tcf.org.uk or by post to: The Compassionate Friends, 14 New King Street, Deptford, London SE8 3HS.

Closing date for applications: 24th October 2016

Interviews of shortlisted candidates will take place on: 18th November 2016. Details will be confirmed to shortlisted candidates only.

Location: National Office in London – currently Deptford, SE8, with a move planned to larger offices within London in early 2017.

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a small national charity that provides peer support and information to bereaved parents and families who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause.

Many people who have suffered the loss of a child feel a bond with others in the same situation and wish to extend the hand of friendship. We offer support, both directly to bereaved families, and indirectly by fostering understanding and good practice amongst professionals concerned with child death, and by increasing public awareness.

 


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