Community Fundraising Officer

from ShelterBox
Closing date: 04 Mar 2018

Who are we?

ShelterBox is committed to working towards a future where no family goes without shelter, but we have our work cut out for us. In 2016, around 85 million people were displaced by conflict and natural disasters. Some projections suggest that this figure will grow to 200 million within 10 years.

ShelterBox is made up of people who believe in shelter as a human right – that shelter from the chaos of disaster and conflict is vital. No ifs. No buts. We're working to change this by providing emergency shelter.

We don’t believe that one size fits all. We work hard to understand the impact of each emergency and the need this creates within individual communities.

We deliver aid to the four corners of the earth, reaching people in need by standing on strong shoulders.

We are fortunate to have the help of an amazing network of global affiliates, partners like Rotary International, supporters worldwide, and an army of dedicated volunteers.

Our highly trained ShelterBox response teams then go the extra mile to find the people left most vulnerable after a disaster – to make sure that no one gets forgotten or left behind. Founded and based in the county of Cornwall, in only sixteen years ShelterBox has grown into a major force in international humanitarian aid.

Do you have the skills, personality and compassion to help us write our next chapter? This is an exciting time at ShelterBox as we grow our reach and the impact of our work. We are looking for people to help us expand, develop and excel. People with big hearts and big dreams.

We are impatient to see a world where no family is left without shelter. Are you?

Main Role & Responsibility to include:

Research and develop a fully integrated community fundraising programme maximising awareness and income generated from fundraisers, volunteers, community groups and events. The main responsibility of the role will be to build amazing supporter experiences and engagement opportunities that help to grow our supporter base, drive sustainable income and generate long-term meaningful relationships.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

· To analyse and review community performance, and to develop and deliver effective initiatives and operational plans supporting annual income generation

· To work to income and expenditure budgets set, monitoring costs and trends, reporting and analysing performance and implementing solutions where appropriate.

· To broaden the community database, seeking opportunities to engage and encourage new audiences who have a connection with our cause to fundraise for us e.g. faith groups, Universities.

· Work closely with the Volunteer Team to recruit, train, inspire, engage and manage a dedicated team of ShelterBox volunteers to assist with all fundraising activities.

· Review and implement a communication journey, in collaboration with the Supporter Care Team, which supports all fundraisers ensuring they receive a positive and engaging experience which encourages continued acts of support

· Review, develop and implement a plan to improve upon our resources, both generic and for key specific audiences e.g. faith groups working with both the wider Community Team and Volunteer Team

· Lead on and seek opportunities to attend existing community events, with the support of our volunteer network, which attract key strategic audiences

· Provide key support with the development and roll out of two mass participant campaigns, seeking opportunities and engaging with supporters helping to achieve campaign targets.

General Fundraising

· Produce detailed annual action plans on specific areas of responsibility outlined above, identifying areas for growth and development and outlining measurable objectives.

· Objectively review the success and achievements against agreed targets, identifying strengths, weaknesses and areas for development

· Work collaboratively with wider Community Team to ensure events programme helps to deepen supporter engagement, working towards shared goals and supporting on specific projects where appropriate.

· Contribute new ideas and continually seek to improve processes to drive efficiency and increase income.

· Participate in the day to day work of the organisation – such as reporting, attending team meetings as required, and taking a flexible approach

· Occasionally represent the work of ShelterBox at events to members of the public and supporters.

· Any other duties as deemed necessary to support the Community Fundraising Team.

How to apply:

If you think you meet the requirements, have existing rights to live and work in the UK and would like to join us, please find an application form at