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Do you have experience of working within community fundraising and volunteer management and a real desire to get involved in an exciting new initiative? Then join Shelter as a Community Fundraiser and you could soon be doing just that.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
Community Fundraising is part of our Community & Events team, which consists of three other Income Generation functions: 3rd Party Challenge, Mass Participation and Special Event. The Community and Events team prides itself on developing and delivering creative, innovative partnerships, products and events while ensuring excellent customer service. Our activities are important for Income Generation but also as an opportunity to raise the profile of the organisation and attract new, and hopefully loyal and regular, supporters to Shelter.
About the Role
As part of a brand new team tasked with developing an effective Community Fundraising programme both nationally and for Central London, this is a great opportunity to get in at the start and shape the future of how we work with supporters at a local level. You’ll collaborate with teams across the organisation, including the Shelter London Hub and Retail Shops, as you help to maximise community engagement as part of a new strategy that’s clearly focused on delivering at a local level. You will also work across our centralised teams in Income Generation in order to ensure we provide a more cohesive offering. Put simply, you’ll make sure people feel closer to Shelter as a local rather than national charity and that every supporter remains at the heart of the planning and implementation of this new initiative every step of the way.
Someone who is bold, ambitious and who can bring fresh ideas about how to shape community fundraising, you will need community fundraising or corporate fundraising experience. You’ll also need to be able to collaborate and build effective working relationships, both internally and externally, with a diverse range of people. A track record of meeting and exceeding financial targets would be a distinct advantage, while experience of reporting using Raisers Edge or a similar database is essential. Commercially aware, customer focused and results-driven, you’re proactive, creative and innovative too. What's more, you're not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas or ways of doing things when relevant.
Apply to be part of our award-winning fundraising team and be the change you want to see in society.
Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no-one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.