We’re looking for a proactive individual with an understanding of community fundraising and experience of working on a CRM database to join us as a Regional Community Fundraiser and help us maximise our local fundraising activities.
About Shelter Scotland
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet over a million people in Scotland struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter Scotland we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter Scotland and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the team
Part of our hugely successful Income Generation division, Shelter’s Community Fundraising team is a new team that has rapidly grown in 2020/21 from 4 to 12 Regional Fundraisers and a central team of 7. Community Fundraising is a key part of Shelter’s long-term fundraising strategy and investment is being made available to fund it. In April 2020 we appointed the first Head of Community Fundraising to grow the team and develop the strategy for local and national community fundraising at Shelter and Shelter Scotland. This continues to be backed by the organisation as Community Fundraising is central or our organisational and income generation strategy.
About the role
Developing and implementing the community fundraising strategy in Glasgow and the West of Scotland is just one of the challenges we’ll expect you to rise to in this role. This will involve focusing on our key audiences of individuals, community organisations, faith, regional corporates, local trusts, volunteers, local events, etc. You will shape and develop your geographical area and local community to establish a tangible relationship with Shelter and its work and provide a high standard of stewardship to add value to current and new Shelter fundraisers and volunteers. Working in the best interests of the charity by contributing to wider fundraising teams' goals whenever possible will be important too. Put simply, you’ll do everything you can to generate more income and attract new long-term supporters.
At the moment this role is remote due to Covid-19 but, once the Glasgow Hub reopens, the department will be looking to develop the Ways of Working framework with the Hub going forward, to see what is possible around working at the Hub, being out in the community and working at home.
To succeed, you’ll need an understanding of community fundraising, experience of working on a CRM database and a proven track record of meeting and exceeding financial targets. You’ll also need experience of developing and implementing innovative ways of engaging supporters and are confident working with volunteers. You’re committed to providing excellent customer service in all your interactions and will be a positive ambassador for Shelter.
As this role is all about engaging with the community, it does involve some travel around the region so you will need a car or access to a vehicle, for which an essential car user allowance is paid.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter Scotland please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
For further information and to apply please visit our website
Closing date: Sunday 15th August 2021 at 11.30pm.
**Interviews: first round to be held on 1st September 2021. **
We will be sharing some of the interview questions with candidates shortlisted for an interview 3 days before the interview.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.