To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

ABOUT THE ROLE:
In this exciting role you will be an integral part of our small, but dynamic fundraising team. Your work will be focused on helping grow our community fundraising activities, delivering strong stewardship to our supporters. As a key member of the Community Fundraising Team, the Community Fundraising Assistant will develop relationships and engagement with communities for recruitment and promotional campaigns and help enhance the local reputation of Richard House through local businesses.

The successful candidate will proactively seek new opportunities to engage with ASDA’s green token scheme, M&S, Waitrose and Nisa Local in-store schemes across East London. The role will lead on the development and implementation of the Co-op Local Community Fund scheme to maximise its reach and publicity. In addition, the successful candidate will work with the Community Fundraising Manager and Comms Team to create engaging fundraising products and marketing materials which inspire our audiences to support us.

You will report directly to and work alongside the Community Fundraising Manager, as well as provide some support to the Head of Community Fundraising & Events.

This is an entry level position for young people looking for a way to fast-track a career in fundraising or the Third Sector. This six-month placement will provide the successful candidate with a good knowledge base in community fundraising and tangible experience to pursue a career in the Third Sector.

SKILLS NEEDED:
We’re looking for someone with great people skills, as well as drive, initiative, determination and creativity with a dynamic approach to your work. A sense of humour, open-mindedness and a positive ‘can do’ attitude would also be appreciated as the team are fun, hardworking and enjoy and trust working together as a team.

Experience of using MS Office to a good standard, particularly Word and Excel. Excellent organisational and time management skills. Excellent networking, interpersonal and communications skills. Excellent telephone manner and written English.

WORKING HOURS:
10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. Flexible hours are offered. i.e. 9am-2pm or 12pm-5pm etc

HOURLY RATE:
Real Living Wage - £10.85 per hour

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYABILITY SUPPORT:
On the job training will be provided by the Richard House Fundraising Team, including a thorough induction. Training will be provided in how to use our CRM, our website and our social media accounts.

The trainee, as part of their role, will undertake a wrap-around 6-month programme of employability and developmental training, delivered by the EY Foundation. Learning together with their Kickstart peers across the charity sector, all sharing similar values and career motivations, this programme will be similar in approach to the national Charityworks scheme.
In addition to this, as experienced recruiters they will also support with CV preparation, interview skills and be able to share their experience and knowledge to support future job searches.

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