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We’re looking for a proactive individual with community fundraising and volunteer management experience to join us as a Regional Community Fundraiser and help us maximise our local fundraising activities.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million 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.
Part of our hugely successful Fundraising Division, Shelter’s Community & Events team is responsible for innovating, creating and delivering an array of fundraising events, as well as community fundraising programme. Our high value challenge events portfolio includes Shelter’s own flagship events Vertical Rush and Urban Rush. We also support, develop and promote a variety of successful community fundraising initiatives and deliver an ambitious special events portfolio of high profile cultural events and festival partnerships. And, with the launch of a new and exciting growth strategy and further investment in the Events team, it's a particularly exciting time to join us.
About the role
Implementing a new community fundraising strategy in Glasgow and the surrounding areas is just one of the challenges we’ll expect you to rise to in this high profile role. Essentially, you’ll be responsible for raising the profile of the organisation and attracting new loyal and regular supporters. That means shaping and developing your geographical area and local community to establish a tangible relationship with Shelter and its work. It also means providing a high standard of stewardship to add value to current and new Shelter fundraisers and volunteers. Working in the best interests of the charity by contributing to wider fundraising teams' goals whenever possible will be important too. Put simply, you’ll do everything you can to generate more income and attract new long-term supporters.
To succeed, you’ll need a proven relevant background, including working within community fundraising, volunteer management and a demonstrable track record of meeting and exceeding financial targets. We’ll also be looking for experience of reporting using Raisers Edge or a similar database. Customer focused, commercially aware and results-driven, you have a creative and innovative approach and are great at building relationships with people at all levels. What’s more, you’re not afraid to challenge the status quo and try new ideas when appropriate. Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications is also required, as is a full UK driving licence.
Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave (pro rata), the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.
For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.
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 Scotland, 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.
Closing date: 25 October 2018 at 11.30pm