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Events & Community Fundraiser

Location: London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£28,000 per annum (FTE)
Part-time (21 -28 hours a week - flexible for the right candidate)

At The Compassionate Friends (TCF) we are passionate about providing peer support to grieving parents and their families whose son or daughter has died at any age (from one month old to an adult) and from any cause. We offer this support through our network of over 300 dedicated volunteers who are themselves bereaved parents or siblings. We are now seeking an Events & Community Fundraiser to join our small, but dedicated and hardworking, staff team to help us to develop our funding to continue this vital work. In this exciting and diverse role, you will be leading on the recruitment and stewardship of individual fundraisers and fundraising groups undertaking challenge events, digital fundraising and other community fundraising initiatives. 

Just some of the activities you will be working on include:

o Taking ownership of community and events fundraising at The Compassionate Friends, including preparing an annual plan, and incorporating digital fundraising alongside traditional methods.

o Managing existing and introducing new challenge and fundraising events to grow the events programme, This will include attending some key fundraising events.

o Managing a programme of community fundraising, including relationships with various community groups.

o Building and maintaining effective relationships, delivering excellent support care and stewardship to donors, fundraisers, community groups, and partner organisations. Researching and designing new fundraising events, initiatives and products .

o Writing inspiring content for supporter communications, social media and website content

This role is for you if you have experience or transferable skills around planning, organising and delivering fundraising campaigns and activities, proven experience or skills in delivering income growth in an events and/or community fundraising setting and knowledge of online fundraising tools, digital marketing and social media.. If you are a proactive self-starter who is able to work on their own initiative and as part of a small team, highly numerate and well organised, an excellent communicator with persuasive, engaging and creative writing skills, and a passion and motivation to raise money to support bereaved parents and their families, then we would be delighted to receive your application.

As a staff team member at TCF you will receive the following benefits:

Options for flexible working - office and homeworking hybrid role
5 weeks paid annual leave, plus public holidays
Company pension plan with employee contributions after 3 months in post
Access to a mental health and wellbeing benefits, including cash support for work/life balance activites and additional mental health leave days
A highly supportive working environment.

Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.

Download a full job description and person specification here.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter setting out why you are suitable for the post, to Stephen Armstrong, Head of Fundraising at stephen@tcf.org.uk or by post to The Compassionate Friends, Kilburn Grange, Priory Park Road, London NW6 7UJ.

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