Fundraiser and Events Co-ordinator for Mental Health and Suicide Bereavement charity

Fundraiser and Events Co-ordinator for Mental Health and Suicide Bereavement charity

Ongoing role
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At a glance

Skills

  • Campaigning
  • Event management
  • Marketing strategy
  • Social media marketing
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy

Where

Worcester, WR1 1UG
Mainly at home
Travel limit? Ideally you will live within Worcestershire and have your own transport but not essentiale.

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week
We current do not have a physical office, so its remote working for some parts of the role, there will be local travelling, days/ times are flexible.

Deadline

10 Sep 2024

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

Support the charity by helping with the planning and facilitating events to raise awareness alongside raising much needed funds through local community fundraising. 

What will you be doing?

At Behind the Sm;le we provide peer support and one to one's for those with poor mental health and those bereaved by suicide. We need someone to research all events in the county of Worcestershire, and attend as many as possible, independantly, with trustees or other volunteers. These events will be split into fundraising whereby you would be collecting donations on behalf of the charity, or awareness, sometimes both depending on the location. Therefore there will be a need to set up and manning a fundraising/awareness stall at an event. Comply with Fundraiser Regulator Code of Practice.

We would require you to be pro-active in seeking new opportunities to raise awareness and funds for Behind the Sm;le, as an example putting up posters or handling out flyers, keep communication with the chair of trustees or other trustees. In raising awareness we would require you to give talks/presentations to local community groups and schools. 

There will be various admin associated with this role such as writing to all donors /supporters to thank them,  engage with all social media, and the charity’s WhatsApp group to advertise events/fundraising activities.

Along with the above in would be advantagous if you ability to apply for grants or willing to train.

This role can be for more than one person, it could be approx 2 to 3 hours a week plus attendance at events, volunteer meetings and training. 

What are we looking for?

  • Dependable, enthusiastic about helping a local charity.
  • Previous experience of community fundraising.
  • It is desirable to have personal experience of living with a mental health condition or a carer of someone.
  • Basic knowledge of computer use; Office365 applications (Word, Excel)
  • Working knowledge of using social media; Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
  • Organised working manner.
  • Able to work with independently with minimum supervision.
  • Pleasant manner, especially when talking to people on the telephone.

What difference will you make?

By fundraising for us, you contribute to ensuring that nobody faces mental health challenges alone. Your efforts provide a lifeline for individuals seeking support, guidance, and understanding. We believe that everyone has the right to a good standard of mental health and, where they do not, they should have access to timely and appropriate support services.  Our mission is Bringing people together to have their unspoken words....... and feelings heard. Sometimes what we need is not a solution or well-meaning advice, …but simply to have someone listen to us ……..while we tell our story; We listen to understand not to reply.

Your fundraising activities will help us thrive and make our long term growth sustainable at a critical time. It would be good if you are able to think outside the box when selecting an event or campaign, . and to engage donors to create lasting memories. We could work together to share real-life stories that demonstrate the positive change and impact Behind the Sm;le brings to the community. 

Your input will shape how we present ourselves to our service users, stakeholders, funders and general public. With your help we will be able to continue to progress our services further such as our; peer support, one to one support, along with more counselling for our group members, develop more groups and a training program. We hope to start paying salaries soon, at the moment we are all volunteering.

We expect you to be dependable, enthusiastic about helping a local charity, previous experience of community fundraising would be benificial. 

Before you apply

Please apply through Reach in the first instance. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete our additional application form

Causes
  • Arts
  • Counselling / advice
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    We support anyone with poor mental health and those bereaved by suicide. We facilitate peer support groups, our mental health support groups are weekly, we have a mixture of activities such as art...