Flexible location – including working from home
Closing date: 5 December 2021 at 11.30pm.
We’re looking for a proactive individual with an understanding of community fundraising to join us as a Regional Community Fundraiser and help us maximise our local fundraising activities.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the team
Part of our hugely successful Income Generation division, Shelter’s Community Fundraising team is a new team that has rapidly grown in 2020/21 from 4 to 12 Regional Fundraisers and a central team of 7. Community Fundraising is a key part of Shelter’s long-term fundraising strategy and investment is being made available to fund it. In April 2020 we appointed the first Head of Community Fundraising to grow the team and develop the strategy for local and national community fundraising at Shelter and Shelter Scotland. This continues to be backed by the organisation as Community Fundraising is central or our organisational and income generation strategy.
About the role
Developing and implementing a new community fundraising strategy in South London and the surrounding areas is just one of the challenges we’ll expect you to rise to in this role. This will involve focusing on our key audiences of individuals, community organisations, faith, regional corporates, local trusts, volunteers, local events, etc. Alongside the Regional Community Fundraiser for North London, you will shape and develop your geographical area and local community to establish a tangible relationship with Shelter and its work and provide 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.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
To succeed, you’ll need an understanding of community fundraising, experience of working on a CRM database and a proven track record of meeting and exceeding financial targets. You’ll also need experience of developing and implementing innovative ways of engaging supporters and are confident working with volunteers. You’re committed to providing excellent customer service in all your interactions and will a positive ambassador for Shelter.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of 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.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
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.
We will be sharing some of the interview questions with candidates shortlisted for an interview 3 days before the interview.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.