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Events & Fundraising Officer (Commuity & Corporate) - EXPIRED

Job Title Events & Fundraising Officer (Commuity & Corporate) - EXPIRED
Contract Type Volunteer
Location Twickenham, Middlesex
Salary £1 per annum
Job Published 06 Nov 2014
Contact Name Volunteers team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

Short term volunteer: Events & Fundraising Officer (Community & Corporate) - (unpaid)

The Organisation

SPEAR are a long established and renowned charity working in the Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Merton addressing homelessness and rough sleeping. We address not just housing, but also encourage our clients to follow a pathway towards independence; taking a person centred approach.

SPEAR has fantastic longstanding partnerships with trusts (such as Richmond Parish lands, Berkeley Foundation and Streetsmart), corporate partners (including SW Trains, St George's Property, HML Holdings and Thames Valley Housing) and statutory organisations for funding. This year we were the designated charity for the Richmond Half Marathon, Twickenham Festival and Richmond Riverside event, held a wonderful corporate masquerade ball at Twickenham Festival and Richmond Riverside event, have a SPEAR choir and will also be holding our annual sleep-out event! So you will be joining SPEAR at a very exciting time.


This role works within the dedicated and energetic Fundraising and Communications team. Based in the Twickenham office at 89 Heath Road, Twickenham, TW1 4AW, this role will be an excellent opportunity to gain an overview of all aspects of fundraising; trusts, events, corporate, community and individuals, whilst knowing you are supporting a fantastic cause. You will also sit alongside other SPEAR employees working in our outreach, skills and development and resettlement teams giving you a broad overview of the homeless sector. Your time at SPEAR will be rewarding and a great springboard for a future career or a career change.

Key Accountabilities
*Develop and plan corporate and community events, liaising with internal and external parties to ensure all aspects are managed in a timely fashion
*Research fundraising opportunities (e.g charity bespoke events for corporate partners, activities to engage community groups, patrons, celebrities and speakers)
*Develop campaigns for different audiences (individuals, community groups, schools, etc). including supporting our mail-outs to donors.
*Support the marketing and communications for events and activities such as the production of offline and online materials etc.
*Analyse and apply for grants from various charitable trusts.
*Ensure the income database is accurately maintained and utilised as a resource to target campaigns and fundraising opportunities and support the thanking process of our donors.
*Ensure the website is up to date with the latest information.
*Co-ordinate donations of items to our office including thanking donors, keeping records and categorising and sorting donations.
*Work on social media platforms identifying innovative ways we can promote both ourselves and our clients' cause. Through use of analytics, identify where the strategy is succeeding and where it can be improved.
*Update our Salesforce donor relationship database.
*Give talks in the local community or give thanks to community groups as a SPEAR Ambassador (training provided & optional as we appreciate public speaking is not for everyone)

Experience and Recruitment
We are looking for someone who has an interest in fundraising, events or communications. You will need to be proficient on PC use and your spoken and written English should be of a high standard. You do not necessarily need experience in all areas as support and training will be provided. To apply for this post, please send your CV with contact details. All applications for this post will be responded to but not all applications will necessarily get through to interview stage. Once short-listed, recruitment for this post will involve an interview and basic written test which will require you to write a letter. If you are successful you will then be required to complete a short Volunteer Registration form. Please do not hesitate to contact us for an informal discussion before you apply.

Time Commitment
Will be from 7 hours (one day) up to 21 hours (three days) per week during working hours of 9.30 - 5pm (with a 30 minute lunch) for a three month commitment. We appreciate a volunteer placement may need to fit around your paid work, family commitments or studies so it is up to you to decide whether you can commit to one day, two days or three days per week.

Contact Details
Heidi Shrimpton Head of Fundraising
Tel:- 0207 036 9764
TPP is committed to equal opportunities and actively encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We shortlist based on competencies and not on race, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

TPP Not for Profit was voted Best Recruitment Agency 2014 at the IoF PIFAs.

Ref: EXPIRED - SH421 | Published: 06th Nov 2014