Trustee with expertise in fundraising & working with our volunteers

Trustee with expertise in fundraising & working with our volunteers

At a glance


  • Fundraising events
  • Advertising
  • Event management
  • Marketing strategy
  • Public relations
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Training


Dolgellau, LL40 1GA
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? 500


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 0-3 hours / week
Board meetings are arranged once a year depending upon requirements. Other time comitments by negotiation, from 2-3 hours per week depending.

We are a small charity recruiting professional people to help us to grow in all areas of our work.  We have recently lost trustees due to relocation and illness. We wish to move forward in new directions and expand. 


What will you be doing?

You will be a valued member of the trustee team assisting the board to see the bigger picture, bringing fresh perspectives to volunteer recruitment, training & support, local fundraising plans, strategy and development.

As we are a small organisation all Trustees are 'hands on'  we do much of the day to day work ourselves as part of a team.  We need someone who is prepared to work with us to strategise, organise and participate in fundraising events where necessary, recruite,  train & support volunteers & work with them - can be remotely, on fundraising events or initiatives - in the first instance, until volunteers are confident to work alone or with others as part of a Supporters Group.

  • Would you be interested in learning how to/or setting up local supporters groups & maintaining & suppoirting them in their work for CDUK?.
  • Would you be able to attract local volunteers in an area to be our supporters?
  • Can you write short press releases, plan a local media campaign?
  • Are you able to plan a social media campaign?
  • Do you know how to organise a Crowdfunder?
  • Do you like working with people and organising events?  Large or small?
  • Do you have some knowledge or wish to know more about the people & challenges of people living in the developing world?
  • Are you interested in a sustainable environment?
  • Are you able to work remotely?
  • Are you a good communicator?
  • Are you able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team?
  • Training will be available where necessary.
  • We could be looking for more than one person, would you be interested in sharing the role?

If you are able to answer yes to some of the above you could be the person we are looking for to strengthen our team, please get in touch.

What are we looking for?

  • Someone with fundraising/income generation knowledge and/or business development background.
  • A dynamic, compassionate, reasonable, professional.
  • An understanding of the UK charity sector, good governance, Charity commission requirements.
  • Good networking & communication skills
  • Able to communicate with and work with volunteers
  • Able to initiate and lead fundraising events with volunteers
  • some knowledge of international development issues or willingness to learn.

What difference will you make?

We are recruiting a new and dynamic team to help the charity to grow.  Your participation will be part of this ongoing strategy.

We have recently moved our head office to Mid Wales - Dolgellau and are looking to growing and expenading the charity from here.  We mainly work remotely with conference calls, emails & phone calls to keep board meetings to a minimum.


What's in it for the volunteer?

This role gives the participant a real opportunity to help our charity to grow locally and expand our grassroots activities so helping many disadvantaged children & families abroad.  Our USP is that we deliver our service directly and we are all volunteers.  We believe that all our projects need to take into account the vital importance of sustainability of both the project and the environment.  For this reason we promote environmentally friendly projects and methods of work in the UK and abroad as part of our remit.

These factors endear us to funders but we need a bigger team so look forward to meeting you.

  • Children / families
  • Environment
  • International development
  • Poverty relief
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Training / employment support
  • CDUK work directly with children & families in shanty towns, mountain schools, communities & refugee camps.

    We have provided a woman and child development centre in South America...