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Community Fundraiser (Full Time or Part Time)
Restore Limited

Job Description

Community Fundraiser (Full Time or Part Time)

Department:  External Relations

Reports to:  Head of External Relations

Employment term:Recruiting for either 1 Full Time (35 hours a week or 2 Part Time 21 hours a week) Working days and hours to be decided, can be flexible.

Salary:  Starting on £18,347 per annum (pro rata at 35 hours will be £17,355pa, pro rata at 21 hours will be £10,413pa)Salary range £18,347 - £22,542

(4 week’s notice period)

Position based in: Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK. Normal place of work will be Manzil Way, from time to time you may be required to work at other sites.

Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme, Pensions, 33 days holiday (pro rata) inclusive of bank holidays, 4 weeks optional unpaid sabbatical after five year’s service and more

Overall Aim

Restore is ambitious to raise more money through community fundraising activities and events. We are looking for two part-time enthusiastic fundraisers to work as part of a team, (although we are open to appointing a single person meeting all of the requirements of the post on a full-time basis).

This is an opportunity to use your first class organisational skills and sociable personality in a key fundraising role for a renowned and well-regarded Charity.

Reporting to the Head of External Relations, this role will enable Restore to raise the money that it depends on to run recovery, coaching, and training services and support people with mental ill health to get better. Working closely with the Volunteering team, members (service users), staff and Restore’s partners, this role requires the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Experience of working with volunteers or as a volunteer is desirable. If you have the passion to work in a leading community charity and would like to help us reduce stigma, we would love to hear from you.

You will be offered on the job training and learn about our inspiring charity from the heart. This post requires a motivated, committed and highly organised person with excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Specific responsibilities

The posts have the following main responsibilities:

  • Achievement of ambitious but achievable community fundraising targets, and good record-keeping that tracks the team’s performance using Donor Perfect.
  • Supporter care for individuals, employers, and community groups who act as our donors, fundraisers, and supporters.
  • Support, develop and inspire volunteers and fundraising groups to ensure our local fundraising activity is as effective as possible in achieving the maximum income in our area for local campaigns. This would include inducting, training and overseeing volunteers.
  • Seamless delivery of a calendar of planned community fundraising activities.
  • Enthusiastic representation of Restore at public events and activities.

More specifically, the job entails:

  • Proactively planning and delivering a calendar of activities and events within Restore and reacting to external opportunities to represent and promote our work.
  • Promoting activities by updating Restore’s website, social media, and newsletter.
  • Proactively working in Oxfordshire to foster and retain supporters and fundraisers
  • Provide on-going support and motivation to a network of fundraising groups doing external fundraising within the local community to raise funds for Restore.
  • Development of relationships with companies of all sizes and types to generate
    income and promote Restore.
  • Leading and supporting the delivery of Restore’s annual Elder Stubbs Festival.
  • Providing excellent supporter care and encouragement to fundraisers and donors through telephone, email, social media and printed communications.
  • Sourcing in-kind donations and prizes from local businesses, people, and groups.
  • Supporting Restore members (service users) and former members to fundraise or be involved in Restore’s activities and events.
  • Keeping up-to-date and accurate records of fundraisers, donors and supporters on Donor Perfect.
  • Increase the marketing and promotion of Restore’s online fundraising pages.

General Responsibilities

  • To demonstrate commitment to Restore’s aims and values, addressing race, culture, gender, class, disability, sexual orientation, age and other discrimination in relation to mental health issues
  • To work closely with other Restore staff, volunteers and members
  • To work within the agreed boundaries of confidentiality
  • To fully participate in, and make use of, staff and team meetings and supervision.
  • To assist in other areas of Restore’s work when appropriate
  • To undertake any other duties as may be required by Restore

Person Specification – Essential Requirements

  • Willing to be flexible on working arrangements, including working outside regular office hours (on evenings and weekends, for which all hours worked outside of normal working hours are reimbursed as time in lieu)
  • Organised about the planning of a calendar of events and the events themselves
  • Supportive to volunteers who are giving their time to work for Restore
  • Builds and sustains positive relationships and high value partnerships with individuals, community groups, service users, and volunteers
  • Able to speak publicly on behalf of Restore and passionately promote our work
  • Passionate about ending mental health stigma and promoting Restore’s work
  • Enthusiastic about working with others and taking part in publicly facing events
  • Creative and excited to offer new ideas for involving communities in fundraising
  • Works under own initiative to manage priorities, meet deadlines, and deliver results
  • Mindful about the use of own time and able to deliver events and activities
  • Works well with others, including volunteers, fundraisers, and recovery groups, and is positive within shared work spaces.
  • Organised about the use of own time and able to deliver events and activities

Person Specification – Desirable Requirements

  • Experience of community fundraising
  • Experience of event and activity coordination
  • Experience of supporting and potentially managing volunteers
  • Experience of working in a small- or medium-sized charity
  • Experience of working on mental health, including ending stigma and raising awareness
  • Knowledge of website content management
  • A full driver’s license, access to a car, and/or willing to travel within Oxfordshire
  • You'll be a 'people person' and enjoy building rapport with both individuals and groups

The covering letter should demonstrate your ability and experience in relation to the criteria outlined in the person specification responsibilities.

Other work related criteria

Any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service.

There is a probation period of six months for new employees, during which time performance is monitored. Employment will be subject to the completion of a probationary period to the satisfaction of Restore.

About Restore

Restore provides a structured environment for people with mental ill health – many of whom join our organisation later – to build relationships and learn productive skills including gardening, woodwork, crafts, cooking, and serving the public in our cafes or shops. Each area of work enables members to grow in confidence as they build transferable skills and prepare for the world of work.

We’re part of the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership. We work alongside five other support agencies in the new Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership (OMHP), our unique model of recovery and coaching for employment complementing the services of our partners working in housing, benefits, caring, addictions and health. Ours is a well-respected and cost-effective service part-funded by NHS England to support people recovering from severe and enduring mental ill health (categorised by the NHS as Clusters 4-17) and improving their employment prospects. This leaves Restore with the need to raise a substantial amount of income from grant-making bodies and community fundraising events and activities.

Restore provides a Coaching Service and Recovery Groups. Coaching provides one-to-one support enabling members (service users) to achieve their aims. Restore's coaching service focuses on supporting people to achieve paid work, after a period of illness, to start volunteering or start or return to education. Recovery Groups provide members with the opportunity to work on their journey of recovery together.

Restore also acts as the lead organisation for the Partnership, managing The Oxfordshire Recovery College, an innovative shared learning environment for people with mental illnesses, their families and carers and professionals working in the field.

Restore also offers Mental Health First Aid training and Working With Mental Health, the former aimed at individuals and organisations, the latter aimed at large corporates.

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