Trustees with fundraising experience

Trustees with fundraising experience

At a glance


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


West Kirby, CH48 5DT
Remote opportunity


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Board Meeting are usually help on a Friday morning approximately six times a year


30 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.

Tailored Yarn Memories is currently in the process of becoming a new charity in the bereavement and grief sector. Bring your understanding of fundraising strategy to our board and help us to raise awareness, plan events and strengthen partnerships.

What will you be doing?

Our board is currently facing the challenge of seeking charity status while expanding our fundraising efforts to support the growing need for bereavement support. For nearly five years we have delivered successful projects across Merseyside and now need to generate more unrestricted income to ensure we can continue supporting grieving families. Within our team there is always room for your innovative ideas and planning! 

Role of the Fundraising Trustee: As a fundraising trustee, we are seeking an individual who can play a pivotal role in addressing our challenges and achieving our goals. Your responsibilities may include:

  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising strategy.
  • Assist the team in leading awareness campaigns and fundraising events.
  • Developing strategic partnerships with individuals, businesses, and other organisations to deliver a corporate social responsibility program.
  • Checking over grant bids prepared by the CEO.
  • Collaborating with the board to align fundraising efforts with the organisation's mission and values.

The role of the fundraising trustee is pivotal to the success of Tailored Yarn Memories. The trustee will have a significant influence on shaping the organization's financial stability and future. The trustee will work closely with the board to set fundraising priorities and monitor progress towards our goals. We welcome individuals who are committed to our mission and enthusiastic about advancing awareness and support. 

What are we looking for?

Do you have experience of fundraising, events planning, storytelling, creative content or marketing? Are you caring, creative and enthusiastic? If so we would love to hear from you!

We are looking for a candidate with the following qualities and attributes:

Dependability: An enthusiastic commitment to our mission and a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of those who have been bereaved.

Previous Community Fundraising Expertise: Proven experience in successful fundraising, including grant writing, donor relations, and event planning.

Community Engagement: Well-connected with a network of potential donors, partners, and supporters.

Innovation: The ability to develop and execute new strategic fundraising plans.

Collaboration and Teamwork: The ability to lead and inspire volunteers, team members, and board colleagues to actively participate in fundraising efforts. Strong interpersonal and communication skills to achieve this.

Organisation Skills: Able to work with independently with minimum supervision and strong interpersonal skills.

Strong knowledge: A solid understanding of fundraising strategies, techniques and platforms.

Adaptability: able to adapt to changing circumstances and evolving fundraising trends to remain effective.

Resilience and Perseverance: the capacity to overcome challenges, setbacks, and rejection, which is often encountered in fundraising.

Time Commitment: Availability to prepare for and attend board meetings (6 per year), fundraising events and occasionally other tasks as required.

The combination of these skills and attributes will empower the fundraising trustee to effectively drive the organization's fundraising efforts, contribute to its mission, and make a significant impact in the grief and bereavement sector.

We are particularly keen to achieve a more diverse Board of Trustees and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

What difference will you make?

No charity can survive without raising the funds it needs. At Tailored Yarn Memories we aim to thrive and you can help us to do this by joining our fundraising team and directly supporting the charity's work with children and their families when someone dies.

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 be innovative around event or campaign planning. We could work together to share real-life stories that demonstrate the positive change and impact Tailored Yarn Memories brings to the community. 

Your input will shape how we present ourselves to our service users, stakeholders, funders and general public. By leveraging your fundraising expertise, you'll enable us to continue to progress our services further such as; children's memory stories, legacy painting workshops, peer support cafe group and bereavement journey courses.

If you are a dedicated fundraising professional with a passion for making lives better, we invite you to apply for this fundraising trustee role. Your expertise will be instrumental in securing the resources needed to enhance the support offered to families following a bereavement in our community both locally and nationally.

In summary, the fundraising trustee's impact will be felt in the organisation's financial stability, its ability to raise awareness, expand programs, support research, and develop strategic partnerships. Their efforts will ultimately result in a more significant and lasting positive impact on individuals coping with bereavement and the community at large.

Before you apply

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a CV and cover letter detailing why you are interested in this role and your relevant experience. For an informal chat about the role please contact us through Reach in the first instance.

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