Fundraising and Development Lead
Place of Work: Worcester but may be necessary to travel across West Mercia and national locations when required
Hours of work: 22.5-37.5 hours; flexible working considered
Duration of contract: Initial 2-year contract
Starting salary: £29,636 – 31,371 subject to experience
Leave entitlement: 26 days plus bank holidays (pro rata) increasing to 31 after 5 years continuous service
Pension contributions: 3% employer contributions
Responsible to: CEO and/or Operations Manager
West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC) is a registered charity that was established within Worcestershire in 1986 and expanded to Herefordshire in 2011. WMRSASC is a specialist sexual violence organisation providing a range of support services to survivors of all forms of rape and/or sexual abuse.
Our Vision: “All survivors of sexual violence receive the support they need, when they need it, for as long as they need it”
Decision making principles: “We balance the needs of the client, the team and the organisation in every decision we make in order to provide the best service we can for survivors”.
About the role
Having grown substantially over a number of years this well established and respected organisation is looking for a self-motivated and experienced Fundraising and Development Lead to lead us into our next phase of growth. This is an entirely new post, formed at an exciting time of targeted growth for the organisation.
The Fundraising and Development Lead will work with our CEO and Operations Manager to lead on income generation for the charity, including setting and managing the fundraising income and expenditure budget, reviewing performance, and researching and bringing on new fundraising campaigns and activities to grow income. As well as developing our community fundraising activities, the post holder will help us diversify our income streams through developing our membership and individual giving, building on our corporate relationships to increase income and identifying grants.
- Maximise income generation through community fundraising, individual donations, events, and corporate sponsorship and grant applications.
- Meet financial targets and assist in the charity’s growth.
- Develop and implement the fundraising strategy in line with the Business Plan.
- To contribute to the development of the organisation.
- Management of the volunteer team.
- Significant senior fundraising experience within the charity sector
- Proven track record of delivering fundraising success
- Excellent influencing and relationship building skills, ideally gained in the corporate or high net worth individuals’ arenas, but with the ability to develop and flex across into other fundraising sectors
- In-depth knowledge of fundraising best practice
- Knowledge of programme design, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
- Successfully raised funds from major donors
- Experience of building capacity and sharing knowledge
- Proven experience of and ability to plan effectively at the organisational level
- Experience of developing and implementation of strategic plans
- Experience of budgeting and managing resources
- Excellent project management skills
- Excellent computer and IT skills
- Educated to degree level or higher
- Able to manage a team
You may have experience of the following: Fundraising Manager, Fundraiser, Fundraising Executive, Fundraising Officer, Fundraising Assistant, Senior Fundraiser, Business Development, Sales, Account Manager, NFP, Third Sector, Charity, etc.
Please note this role will not provide any direct services to clients.
For an application pack please email email@example.com.
Application closing date: 14th June 2019
Interviews: 26th and 27th June 2019
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) Male* Support Worker
Various contracts available ranging from 15 – 37.5 hours
The Truth Project has been set up to hear and learn from the experiences of victims and survivors from all over England and Wales. The Truth Project enables victims and survivors to share their experience with the Inquiry in a way that feels most comfortable for them. Victims and survivors can attend a private session in person or via telephone, submit a written account or submit an audio recording of themselves talking about their experiences. They may also choose to share drawings or creative writing that communicate their experiences. All experiences shared are treated in the same way. By sharing an experience, participants make an important contribution to the work of the Inquiry, and their experiences will influence its findings and help inform its recommendations.
The successful candidate will be experienced in providing support services to survivors of sexual abuse and have an understanding of the nature and impact of sexual violence on victims and survivors. As a minimum, experience should include:
- Working with adult victims and survivors as an Independent Sexual Violence Adviser, Counsellor, Crisis Worker, Case Worker or similar for at least one year.
- Understanding and managing trauma responses.
- Using grounding techniques.
- Identifying crisis situations and responding appropriately.
- Adult safeguarding and experience in managing safeguarding concerns, appropriately including making safeguarding referrals.
- Understanding survivors’ concerns around confidentiality and safeguarding processes.
The successful candidate will be required to work within a multi-agency setting to provide a pro-active service to victims and survivors of sexual violence to:
- Offer support to those who are participating in the Inquiry’s investigative work and those who attend meetings or other engagement events.
- Support victims and survivors to enable them to attend a private session in person or via telephone, submit a written account or submit an audio recording of themselves talking about their experiences to the Inquiry.
- Explain the Inquiry process to the participant, so they know what to expect.
- Where required, work alongside Inquiry staff in the provision of support at Inquiry events.
- Attend public hearings in a support capacity for the victim or survivor.
- Take part in the Inquiry’s research and legal seminars when required.
- Contribute towards service development.
- Maintain a caseload and accurate electronic records.
- Participate in individual clinical supervision, appraisal sessions and team meetings.
- Provide information about the impacts of sexual violence and signposting to specialist support services.
The post holder will be required to support participants nationally via telephone and travel to various locations when necessary.
There will be evening/weekend work as required.
Sessions will take place in:
Where demand is recognised you may be required to support at additional locations across England and Wales as directed by the Inquiry.
Travel and accommodation outside of your region will be arranged and paid for.
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be incurred by WMRSASC.
For an application pack please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*For this particular post WMRSASC are only looking to recruit support workers who are male.
“Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.”
Closing date: 6th June 2019
Interviews will take place on 13th & 14th June 2019
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please visit our volunteering page.