Community Fundraiser

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary See description

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1417238

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Community Fundraiser based in Belfast

Job Title: Community Fundraiser

Responsible To: Community Fundraising Manager

Hours Per Week:  35 hours per week

Location: Based at NICHS HQ Belfast, however extensive travel around NI will be required

Salary: £25,295 (Pt 20 NJC)

Contract: Full Time Permanent


Job purpose:

An exciting opportunity has arisen within NICHS Income Generation to join our Community Fundraising team.  Working within a small team, and reporting to the Community Fundraising Manager, the post holder will proactively develop and retain support for NICHS across Northern Ireland, maximising both income and return on investment across various campaigns, events and activities. The key duties of the post holder will be to develop meaningful relationships and to raise funds and awareness of NICHS at a grass-roots community level.

Key Tasks

Active Fundraising

1. To work with the Community Fundraising Manager and the team to initiate, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate a broad range of activities to maximise net income and improve ROI. This will include:

  • Initiating contacts and developing fundraising relationships and activities with:

           Families and individuals

           Community groups and membership organisations, including sports clubs and religious institutions


           Local businesses (Communication and coordination with the Corporate Fundraising Team at HQ will be key.)

           Third-party Event participants and HQ-organised Event participants (Communication and coordination with Events team at HQ will be key.)

  • Providing extremely high quality support and adding expert value and advice for all community-led fundraising events
  • Supporting the promotion and marketing of DILOG (donations in lieu of gifts) across communities and developing ongoing relationships.

2.To participate in building new strongholds of support, targeting specific, agreed towns.  This will include working with the team to proactively identify, cultivate and steward new volunteers to support fundraising activities.

3.To manage and develop relationships with a core group of voluntary community ambassadors across NI

Marketing and communications

1.To build strong relationships with NICHS services staff to provide a focus for local fundraising.

2.To ensure the timely and effective marketing of all Community Fundraising activities to maximise participation, net income and ROI.

3.To work with the team to deliver social and digital media plans for events and activities in order to maximise online engagement, marketing and awareness.

4.To pro-actively develop links with local media to place stories in support of fundraising activities and for NICHS generally.

Stewardship & Accountability

1.To achieve or exceed targets by creating a vibrant programme of fundraising activity and by managing your resources within the agreed expenditure budget.

2.To account for, forecast, and report on all expenditure and income and be aware of ROI.

3.To provide activity reports as agreed with the Community Fundraising Manager.

4.To ensure effective use of the Raisers’ Edge database in monitoring income and reporting on each campaign and activity.

5.To ensure that the highest standards of donor care are provided to all fundraisers and volunteers.

6.To ensure compliance with all relevant fundraising policies and legislation

Other Duties

1.To be innovative and creative in seeking new fundraising opportunities for NICHS and to test new activity within agreed parameters of risk.

2.To network within the local area, working hard to open up new opportunities for NICHS and to boost NICHS’s profile.

3.The post holder should be prepared to attend meetings/events in the evenings and at weekends. Time off in-lieu will be given for such out-of-hours work.

4.Any other duties requested by the Community Fundraising Manager which fall within the scope of the post.

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Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Wednesday 12 June 2019 at 12 noon.