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Senior Community and Events Fundraiser

Employer
Julian House
Location
Exeter, Devon
Salary
£26,520 - £28,510
Closing date
9 Jun 2022

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Function
Fundraising, Marketing, PR & Communications, Events Fundraising, Major Donor/ Gifts
Sector
Community, Social Care & Welfare, Housing & Homelessness
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Julian House is a charity dedicated to making a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society. We are currently seeking a like-minded and enthusiastic Senior Community and Events Fundraiser to join us on a permanent basis.

If you’d like a real sense of job satisfaction, great career prospects and a competitive benefits package, you could be who we’re looking for!

Job Role: Senior Community and Events Fundraiser

Salary: £26,520 - £28,510

Hours: 37.5 per week

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Hybrid working – Office working and working from home

Includes occasional evening work and weekend work.

Although this role is based in Exeter it will involve working in and travelling to projects in Devon and Dorset.

The role

The successful Senior Community and Events Fundraiser will hit the ground running, managing their own portfolio of Julian House’s own, and third party, fundraising events. Self-motivated and proactive, you will work with local community groups and organisations to seize new fundraising opportunities. This will help us to develop the range of services and projects we have in the South-West. The role of Senior Community and Event Fundraiser is key to enabling increasing numbers of clients to make positive changes to their lives - made possible because of voluntary income.

Key responsibilities

  • Fully implement, deliver, and manage a selection of Julian House fundraising events including full budget responsibility.
  • Manage your own portfolio of community groups, clubs, schools, faith groups and local businesses.
  • Actively seek to develop and deliver new community events and fundraising opportunities, in line with the fundraising strategy
  • Undertake an on-going programme of talks, both in person and virtual which will raise the charity’s profile and ensuring that the breadth and importance of the organisation’s work is effectively conveyed to key target audiences
  • To organise event publicity and write press releases, develop engaging case studies and excellent quality content for social media to create a good breadth of local media interest to recruit participants.
  • Assist with other specific projects, as detailed by the Fundraising & Digital Marketing Manager
  • Liaise effectively and appropriately with other Julian House staff.

Julian House is an ambitious organisation which is keen to expand its work.

The range of its future activities will change. It is therefore important that those working for the organisation are flexible in their working arrangements and willing to embrace such changes.

Person Specification

  • Current driving licence and access to a vehicle which can be used for business purposes (Essential)
  • Persuasive communicator with great interpersonal skills (external and internal audiences)
  • A strong organiser and self-motivated project manager who is a self-starter and can hit the ground running, but at the same time a team player
  • Adept as using various social media platforms in a targeted and impactful way
  • Good depth of experience of fundraising and/or marketing/ event management
  • Proven event/project management experience and the attendant pressure of multi-tasking
  • Good IT skills and experience of some the most commonly used proprietary website portals e.g. Mail Chimp, Eventbrite etc
  • Creative and proactive

Please see the supporting document attached for the full job description.

There are many great reasons to join our team!

  • Great opportunities for career development and free monthly training sessions from experienced facilitators
  • Wellbeing related support and advice and up to 6 free counselling sessions through our Employee Assistance Programme
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 27 after 3 years continuous employment
  • 20% staff discount at Julian House charity shops and bike workshops
  • A generous and competitive pension scheme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Instant access to healthcare professionals and discounts on a variety of health treatments through our Simply Health Scheme
  • A supportive culture where staff feedback is highly valued and regular supervisions with line managers are conducted
  • Reflective Practice sessions from objective, external facilitators

Our Ethos

As an Equal Opportunities employer, we have an Equality and Diversity Action plan in place showing our commitment in ensuring continuous improvement in creating an inclusive culture. We also have a committed group of Inclusion & Diversity champions who meet monthly to ensure progress is being made. We invite applications from people from all backgrounds and cultures, especially minority groups that are underrepresented in the workplace. We also welcome applications from those with lived experience. We embrace flexibility and are proud to be a Disability Confident and Mindful employer, as well as an Armed Forces Covenant Supporter. 

If you have any special access requirements or other support needs throughout the application process (including interview), please contact us so that we can let you know how we can support you.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about this role, please get in touch with Vishnupriya Venkatesan (Resourcing Assistant) on 07720737770. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Please note: We reserve the right to close our vacancies once the perfect candidate has been found. We recommend submitting your application as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out!

Company

The organisation was founded in 1987 after a homeless man died on the streets of Bath. Spurred by this tragic incident a number of the city’s churches got together and decided that something needed to be done to help the homeless. Initially a series of ad hoc night shelters were used but very quickly two things became apparent – that the scale of the problem was much larger than they had thought and, that it was a very much a 365 day a year problem.

 

 

A charity was formed – Bath Churches Housing Association and a public appeal launched to try and set up a dedicated night shelter. Six years later the Julian House night shelter in Manvers St was opened. Since then other projects and facilities have been developed which are aimed at reconnecting clients with their local communities and preventing others from becoming homeless.

 

Over time the organisation’s formal name, Bath Churches Housing Association has been replaced by the name of its founding project Julian House.

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