JOB TITLE: Community Fundraising Officer (CFO)
HOURS: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)
SALARY: £22K, to £26,260 (Band 5) where applicable London weighting £3,500 p.a. pro rata
LOCATION: Manchester, Birmingham or London
REPORTING TO: UK Fundraising Manager

Terms of Employment: Permanent, subject to right to work in UK and completion of satisfactory, basic DBS and Accuity security checks, which will be required prior to appointment and six month probationary period.

Description of the Role:

Community Fundraising Officer (CFO)’s role requires, a creative approach to generating income. Enjoys working in an organisation where creativity and innovation are valued. S/he will have excellent communication skills and an ability to motivate and inspire others. CFO will work within the national community fundraising team to implement Syria Relief’s community fundraising strategy, contribute to the development of a local community fundraising plan, within the national fundraising strategy through the organisation of events, launch of campaigns and collections. S/he will also raise awareness of the work of Syria Relief through building and developing contacts, networks and delivering presentations and talks to a variety of audiences including faith-based organisations, schools, community groups etc. CFO will also have experience of stewarding donors and supporters as well as supporting volunteers.

Main Duties / Responsibilities:
 Contributing to the development and implementation of Syria Relief’s community fundraising plan.
 SMS messages, media and other marketing tools
 Recruiting, supporting volunteers and lead on pledges
 Initiating new relationships and researching new fundraising opportunities from a wide range of community sources including faith-based organisations, community groups and the general public.
 Exploring opportunities to obtain gifts in kind e.g. with retailers, the public.
 Raising awareness of Syria Relief’s work through local media, events, networks and presentations.
 Working closely with colleagues in the Communications team to explore new media opportunities.
 Developing relationships with prominent supporter.
 Developing a range of media formats to support local community fundraising initiatives in line with organisational communications guidelines.
 Supporting social media campaigns, initiatives and assist the development of Syria Relief’s online      presence.
 Maintaining accurate records.
 Complying with organisational and regulatory standards and best practice for fundraising.
 Working co-operatively with colleagues including volunteers across Syria Relief’s teams in the UK and international offices.
 Manage containers and gift in kind donations

Leadership Skills:
 To promote SR’s vision and mission and to uphold the Charity’s values in all day to day activities and delivery of services.
 Take business accountability for the delivery of shared business responsibilities e.g. relevant contribution to the Charity’s Objectives, Risk Register and Assurance Framework.
 To ensure that SR develops a culture that promotes equality and values diversity and that the service you provide meets the needs of all stakeholders. This may involve the development and monitoring of policies and procedures to ensure the services you provide are inclusive to all.
 To participate in SR related events as and when required.
 In accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and subsequent legislation, the post holder is required to undertake a proactive role in the management of risks in all their actions. This includes:-
o Undertaking risk assessments in line with the SR risk assessment process;
o Reporting all incidents, near misses and hazards in line with the SR’s reporting arrangements/system
o Undertaking a statutory duty of care for your own personal safety and that of others
o Attending all statutory and mandatory health and safety training, appropriate to the role.

Community Fundraising Officers, 3 posts Manchester/Birmingham or London based

This is a rare opportunity to join our dynamic, friendly and welcoming team, if you are able to approach groups and build a warm professional long-term partnerships, focusing on income generation.

To support and enable real change to the people of Syria. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, please visit our website for more information.

Application procedure:-

To apply please email with the Job Title in the subject line, your application by Friday 28th September, 2018 which should consist of the following:-

1. CV or application form.

2. A covering letter briefly outlining how you meet the required qualities and skills and how you would manage the key duties and responsibilities and where appropriate, evidence (maximum 1,000 words).

3. How you can demonstrate you have full rights to work in the UK.

We reserve the right to close this post early, where we receive a high number of applications and you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible, to avoid disappointment. Initial interviews to take place week commencing 8th October 2018 and suitable candidates to be invited to a second interview.

Applicants are encouraged to visit our website, read the job description carefully and person specification to assist you in completing your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If any of the three requirements are missing in your application, your application will not be considered.

SR believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.

Please note, the position you are applying for has been identified as requiring an Accuity Identity and Security Check.

If you require any further information please contact Glenys Ely, Human Resources, Manchester Office.


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