Women’s Aid is a grassroots federation of nearly 180 organisations providing just under 300 local lifesaving services, supporting women and children at the most challenging times of their lives and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated. The power of being together, as a network of services united to support survivors of domestic abuse, is formidable. Together they help save lives every day.
The Senior Community Fundraising Officer is responsible for overseeing all income via community fundraising and managing two Community Fundraising Officers. The post holder will be responsible for income from various sources including physical fundraising challenges, non-physical fundraising events, educational institutions, community groups, and celebration fundraising (e.g. birthdays and weddings).
The post holder will also have oversight of the charity’s annual flagship fundraising event, ‘the 1.7 challenge’, and any other mass fundraising events.
The purpose of this post is to feed into strategy, providing guidance and direction to ensure that Community Fundraising continues to grow as an area of income and that all fundraisers receive high-quality support and stewardship.
About the role
As Senior Community Fundraising Officer, you will:
- Oversee community fundraising at Women’s Aid, and to create and implement a community fundraising strategy in order to sustain growth and develop stewardship journeys
- Line manage two Fundraising Officers responsible for setting their workplans and managing workloads, answering queries and ensuring work is being completed effectively working towards a team target of £250k
- Oversee the portfolio of Women’s Aid running events and assist with the organising where required, and occasionally attending events to support fundraisers
- Develop and manage relationships with fundraisers, encouraging them to become long term supporters of Women’s Aid
Ideal skills and experience:
- Proven experience of working in a fundraising role and directly supporting fundraisers
- Experience of managing a portfolio of fundraising events for community fundraising
- Experience of building and maintaining strong relationships with individual fundraisers or supporters
- Understanding of domestic abuse and the issues relating including the impacts on women and children
- 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata), comprising of:
- 28 days annual leave (increasing to 30 days with long service) plus,
- 3 days of ‘end of year’ leave between the festive holiday period and new year, plus
- 2 extra leave days to celebrate International Women’s Day and the Tuesday after Auhust Bank Holiday
- 7% employer pension contribution.