Job Title

Community Fundraising Officer

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Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Fundraising & Communications, the successful candidate will be responsible for planning and delivering the Trust’s programme of community fundraising activities and supporting individuals, organisations and groups organising them on behalf of the Trust.  Applicants must have excellent communication skills and strong organisational and administrative abilities.

This role’s primary responsibilities will be as follows:

  • To answer general enquiries from supporters requesting literature and promotional materials for their local community fundraising activity.
  • Thank individuals, groups, clubs, schools and organisations who are organising fundraising activities
  • Provide support, guidance and community fundrasing packs to those fundraising for the Trust
  • Work with the Head of Fundraising & Communications to develop a yearly strategy to grow income from community fundraising in line with the wider strategy and oversee the annual Community Fundraising budget, including income and expenditure.
  • Monitor and report on agreed KPIs relating to Community Fundraising.
  • Work with the Head of Fundraising & Communications to answer requests for Trust staff or the serving Brigade to attend events, talks or cheque presentations.
  • Distribute and maintain stock control of all Trust promotional and street collection materials.
  • Work with the Communications team to ensure effective promotion of community fundraising initiatives across all relevant mediums.
  • To represent the Trust at fundraising events and challenges as required.

Applicants for this position should be able to satisfy the following criteria:


  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to develop and implement new initiatives
  • Highly organised and efficient in project management
  • Ability to develop working relationships with a range of supporter backgrounds.
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Good IT skills, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and a working knowledge of a CRM database
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload, to work to deadlines and a positive and supportive team player
  • Flexible, can-do attitude, with the ability to remain calm and professional when under pressure
  • Willing and able to work additional hours at events over evenings and weekends



  • Knowledge of Data Protection regulations
  • Experience of supporting community and/or event fundraising

This is a full time permanent role with a blend of at home and in office working. £22-24k DOE. Generous contributory pension scheme with up to 10% employer contribution; private medical insurance; company maternity/paternity pay scheme; free on-site parking

 Application deadline Oct 12th 2021


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