Community Fundraiser

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Organization: Sight Support Hull and East Yorkshire 

Location: Hull

Employment Type:  18 hours Part-time, Permanent 

Salary: £21,912 pro rata (actual salary £11,269)

 

About Sight Support Hull and East Yorkshire:

Sight Support Hull and East Yorkshire is the leading local charity dedicated to supporting individuals affected by sight loss in our community. We provide a range of essential services, including practical and emotional support, advocacy, and social and leisure opportunities, to empower visually impaired individuals to live independently. Our mission is to ensure that nobody faces sight loss alone, and through our dedicated team and partnerships, we strive to make a meaningful difference in the lives of visually impaired children and adults across Hull and East Yorkshire.

Role Overview:

We are seeking a passionate and dynamic Community Fundraiser to join our team and help drive our fundraising efforts to support our vital services. The Community Fundraiser will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with individuals, community groups, and businesses within Hull and East Yorkshire, with the aim of increasing awareness and generating income to sustain and expand our programs.

Key Responsibilities:

– Develop and implement creative fundraising strategies to engage the local community and meet fundraising targets.

– Build and maintain strong relationships with existing supporters, while actively seeking opportunities to identify and cultivate new supporters.

– Organize and manage a diverse range of fundraising events and campaigns, including but not limited to sponsored challenges, community fairs, and corporate partnerships.

– Provide excellent stewardship to donors and supporters, ensuring they feel valued and informed about the impact of their contributions.

– Work collaboratively with the wider team to develop compelling fundraising materials, including newsletters, appeals, and social media content.

– Monitor and evaluate fundraising activities, tracking progress against targets and identifying areas for improvement.

Requirements: 

– Previous experience in fundraising, preferably within the charity sector, with a proven track record of achieving fundraising targets.

– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and inspire a wide range of stakeholders.

– Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize effectively.

– Creative thinker with the ability to develop innovative fundraising ideas and campaigns.

– Passionate about the mission and values of Sight Support Hull and East Yorkshire, with a genuine commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of visually impaired people.

– Full driving license and access to a vehicle.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Job Description
Person Specification

How to Apply:

If you are enthusiastic about fundraising and making a difference in the lives of visually impaired individuals, we would love to hear from you!

To apply for this position please contact Gill Wright on 01482 342297 or by sending an email to [email protected] for more information and/or an application pack.  Completed application forms should be returned marked Private and Confidential to Gill Wright, Sight Support Hull & East Yorkshire, 466 Beverley Road, Hull HU5 1NF or by email to [email protected] no later than 5.00pm on Friday 31st May 2024.

Interviews will be week commencing 17th June 2024.  If you haven’t heard by this date, then please accept that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Please note, applications received which are not on the official application form will not be considered. 

Sight Support Hull and East Yorkshire is committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and strive to create an inclusive and supportive working environment for all staff.

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