2 months ago
Jinja DEAF (Deaf Education Access Fund) is a charity supporting the education of deaf children and young people in Jinja District, Uganda.
We promote equal access to education and employment with a focus on quality sign-bilingual education and promote activities which foster understanding and inclusion within their families and communities.
Our current activities include funding full-time sign language instructors and interpreters in schools, providing grants for learning materials and sponsoring sign language and inclusion workshops for parents and educators.
For these young people, this support means the difference between gaining an education, fluent communication, opportunities and social relationships, and staying home in isolation, devalued and without language or hope for change.
The current board is made up of 6 volunteer trustees based around the UK with mixed backgrounds.
About the Role
We are looking to recruit a trustee who can lead on fundraising efforts. This means thinking of ideas of how to spread the word and build our supporter base. This could mean managing digital and physical events, coordinating fundraising communications and researching proposals to a range of funders. Any ideas to help secure a sustainable future for the charity are welcome!
Alongside the rest of the board, the fundraising trustee is a participant in all trustee discussions and decisions.
This role can be carried out remotely. Our board of trustees meet three to six times per year in London or remotely and communicate by email in the interim. We steer administrative decisions and closely monitor activities and spending to ensure responsible scrutiny of funds. All trustees are volunteers, and we have no office so all money raised by our generous supporters is directed to our activities.
If you are a people person with enthusiasm for networking alongside making a big difference to a small charity, then we would really like to hear from you. Previous experience of successful fundraising is key as we require a motivated individual to work on developing and implementing our fundraising strategy.
Please send your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and why your experience is relevant to email@example.com by Friday 6th June. For more information about us and our activities, please visit www.jinjadeaf.org.uk