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Community Fundraising Executive
Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 5,000 women and children in our national network of services. These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.
Position: Community Fundraising Executive
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £25,883 - £31,059
Closing Date: 8th October 2017
Interview date: 17th October 2017
About the role:
It is an exciting time to be joining Refuge. The events and community fundraising team is about to embark upon a new structure which will include a specific focus on community fundraising for the first time. You will be joining a passionate team of professionals determined to embrace the targets and challenges ahead, bringing creativity and focus to your role.
As the Community fundraising executive you will be responsible for raising funds and awareness for Refuge by delivering a brand new programme of community fundraising. You will be responsible for the proactive recruitment and retention of Refuge supporters across all community fundraising audiences, ensuring you maximise all financial and non-financial opportunities. This is a new development area for Refuge and you will play a key part in the implementation of a new community fundraising pilot scheme right – launching the initiative to stewarding current and new Refuge supporters to the highest standard.
To be the successful candidate you will have experience of working in a fundraising environment, ideally in a community fundraising capacity. You will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be able to motivate and recognise the efforts of our community supporters, as well as have an unquestionable attention to detail. You will thrive on a busy but rewarding workload. It is essential that you are willing and able to work in a positive and proactive manner, under your own initiative, whilst keeping abreast of latest competitive charity marketplace developments, adhering to best practice fundraising guidelines. You will be a passionate fundraiser who is looking to further their career within an organisation working to support women and children escaping domestic violence.
All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all of our work.
Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
.No agencies please - as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down. We have decided to manage this recruitment process without the assistance of recruitment agencies and ask that this decision is respected.
You may have experience of the following: Community Fundraising Executive, Fundraiser, Fundraising Executive, Fundraising Assistant, Community Fundraising, Charity, Charities, Fundraising Officer, Third Sector NFP, Not for Profit etc.
This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.