Membership and Fundraising Coordinator

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Organisation: Northern Neurological Alliance

Location Tyne and Wear, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4TD
Where the role is based Mainly at home
Travel limit N/A
Opportunity type Ongoing role
Reference number J55384

Opportunity description

Required! An enthusiastic and organised volunteer to support our charity through an exciting period of development and growth - to generate an income stream and increase our profile in North East England.

The role

We are currently working towards the launch of a new campaign which will include the recruitment of ambassadors for the charity and the creation of a membership database to increase the reach of the charity’s work.

The role:

As a small board we have previously relied upon grant funding. Now, we need to improve our community fundraising and to develop a fundraising strategy. This has been identified by our Board as a major weakness.

We are a varied Board of 7 Trustees but we have identified a skills gap with regards to fundraising and marketing strategy. This is new territory for the charity and we were looking for a volunteer to work with the board (either as a trustee or on a volunteer basis) to develop this area and to help to secure the future viability of the charity.


Role summary / responsibilities:


  • Assist in planning, developing and implementing both short and long term deliverable community fundraising strategies to ensure the financial viability of the charity.
  • To identify fundraising opportunities and projects and to identify, manage and advise the Board on risks associated with them.
  • Build relationships and rapport with potential partners including individuals, corporate and trusts and foundations
  • To support the Trustees in achieving grant funding from trusts and foundations by researching, prioritising and applying for available funding.
  • To advise on corporate fundraising approach, and to support the organisation in developing a strategy to build corporate relationships.
  • To promote partnership working and support the NNA to develop symbiotic relationships with other neurological charities within our delivery area.
  • To provide monthly updates, either written or verbal, to the Board.
  • To compile and maintain donor / volunteer database (optional)


Required skills / experience:


  • Fundraising events / projects
  • Researching funders / writing proposals
  • Marketing strategy
  • Project management
  • Volunteer management
  • Market research
  • Public relations

Required skills

  • Social media marketing
  • Business development
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Database
  • Advertising
  • Event management
  • Marketing strategy
  • Project management
  • Volunteer management

Person description


  • You have an interest in improving the lives of people living with neurological conditions.
  • You’ll have experience of fundraising, no matter how small and a willingness to develop your own skills for the benefit of the charity.
  • You’ll show initiative and creativity to implement fundraising events whilst being alert to potential risks.
  • You’ll be motivated, pro-active and have a willingness to be hands on with projects and to take the lead in developing and implementing fundraising strategy.
  • You’ll enjoy working independently and as part of a team to achieve results.
  • You’ll have a ‘can-do’ attitude and understand the core aims of the charity.
  • You’ll have an understanding of the challenges which face small charities



  • You’ll have experience in marketing
  • You’ll have competent IT skills and are able to set up and maintain a membership/volunteer database for the charity.
  • You’ll have an understanding of small charity governance
  • You’ll have good communication and networking skills

What impact the opportunity will have

This is an opportunity to help a local charity to raise awareness and vital funds in order to improve the lives of individuals living with neurological conditions. You will be working towards the launch of a new campaign which is intended to recruit volunteer ambassadors to the charity, thus widening the reach of the charity and the individuals whom we are able to help.


The poor management of neurological conditions is a prevalent problem in the North East. The most recent local data estimates that nearly 15,000 admissions to hospital in the North East were primarily due to one of the selected long term neurological condition (LTNC). The report also estimates that over 53,000 finished consultant episodes had LTNC coded as co-morbidity or main diagnosis. The scale of the problem is huge. This is an opportunity to get involved in raising standards across the board so that individuals living with neurological conditions are empowered to play an active role in their support plans including how their condition is managed (self-management), the care / support received and meaningful contribution to their community through activities, volunteering and employment – providing opportunity to fulfil life goals and live as independently as possible.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

This role offers a challenge to any professional looking to take ownership of a project, developing new skills.  A friendly and determined group of trustees motivated to increase the profile of a charity and lead on new developments.  Be involved with the growth of a charity that recently reshaped its aims and objectives.

Time commitment

Either in or out of office hours

We would like to speak to individuals who have any time to offer. This role can be performed at predominantly at the individuals own home.

Other details

Additional application instructions

If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact David Haxon via the Reach website.