Trustee with experience in fundraising

Trustee with experience in fundraising

Trustee/Governor
J97713
At a glance

Skills

  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy

Where

Loughborough, LE11 2TZ
Mainly at home
Travel limit? 20 miles

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week
Board meetings are held every two months, currently remotely, but in normal times at our office in Loughborough. Fundraising activities ongoing.

Deadline

31 Oct 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.

Citizens Advice Charnwood offers help and advice to anyone who needs it, whatever it may be.  Help us continue to provide this invaluable service free of charge by increasing our income generation.

What will you be doing?

We're looking for a new trustee, someone who will  contribute to the future direction and sustainability of our charity.  We are facing a challenging period financially, as cuts to local authority funding may soon start to have an impact on our ability to deliver our service. We need to increase our income through grants and general fundraising. We are looking for someone to lead our organisations fundraising activities at trustee board level. Our service is free to everyone, so it is essential to maintain an income that will allow us to be operational for years to come..  

The board meets every two months, and performs a critical role in supporting the operational managers and determining the future path of the charity.  You will be involved in the management and planning decisions, as well as in fundraising.

What are we looking for?

Our priority is to find someone with fundraising experience who will lead on our overall funding strategy and also collaborate with existing staff and trustees when preparing funding applications, organising activities, and developing new and innovative ways for our organisation to generate income.  You don't need to have management and strategic planning experience, but if you have that would be great.  If you don't, then this would be an opportunity for you to develop those skills. Our current trustees and staff would support you through the first few months, and help you understand the charity's operations and its processes.  

What difference will you make?

Every Local Citizens Advice office is an independent charity. Here at Citizens Advice Charnwood we help around 3,500 people per year with the everyday problems they face, particularly the impacts of the current cost-of-living crisis. Our advice makes a real difference to people's lives and improves health and wellbeing. You could play a part in this by helping to ensure we have a sustainable future and adequate resources to continue helping people living in the Charnwood area.

Before you apply

If you wish to apply for this role, or have any questions then please contact us through Reach in the first instance. 

Causes
  • Campaigning
  • Counselling / advice
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Human rights
  • Local / community
  • Poverty relief
  • Training / employment support
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    We play an essential part in helping anyone living or working in the borough of Charnwood by providing information, directing them to the best source of help for their issues and giving advice...