Southwark Giving Community Investment Officer

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Job Ref.: 
CommunityInvestmentOfficer2019
Sector: 
Other
Job Location: 
London SE1
Recruiting For: 
full and part time job positions
Job Duration: 
Permanent
Exact Salary: 
£30,000 pro rata (including Inner London Weighting)
Salary and Benefits: 

Hours of work: Up to 35 hours per week

Hours of Business:

Days: Monday to Friday   

Office Hours : Flexi-Time - 9.00am - 5.00pm   8.00am - 6.30pm              

A flexi-time scheme is in operation within the organisation. The successful applicant must be willing to work within the flexi-time hours. The person appointed may be required to work outside these hours.

Annual leave: 30 days per year

Pension scheme: In addition to the salary, there is a company pension scheme to which the company contribution is 5% of your annual salary and employees currently contribute 3% of their salaries.

Cycle to work scheme: The scheme allows employees to buy bikes and accessories tax-free. This is done through a salary sacrifice agreement signed for up to £1,000 to be paid in monthly installments.

Volunteering days: Employees are entitled to up to two days paid leave for undertaking voluntary activities.

NB: Successful applicants will need to prove their entitlement to work in the UK and may be subject to DBS checks.

Number of vacancies: 
1
Job starts now: 
Yes
I would like to receive applications from residents in: 
Lambeth and Southwark
Job Description: 

PURPOSE OF JOB

  • To oversee engaging fundraising activities, volunteer programmes and giving network activities
  • Work with SME and community sectors to secure funding and promote our organisation through meaningful engagement to help meet the most pressing local community needs

 

WHAT WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO DO

 

Fundraising and giving network activities

  • Plan and implement relational, meaningful and unifying fundraising activities to deliver our annual fundraising target
  • Objectively review success and achievement against identifying strengths, weaknesses and areas for development to increase the organisation’s income generation streams
  • Identify areas for growth and development outlining measurable fundraising objectives
  • Complement existing corporate financial relationships through innovative fundraising support and communications
  • Build and provide bespoke relationships with donors and fundraisers ensuring a positive and engaging donor and fundraiser experience
  • Plan and implement innovative and engaging programme of donor and fundraising events and follow-up
  • Create and maintain up-to-date files of all fundraising information, contacts and data (including use of Salesforce)
  • Provide donor and fundraising activity monitoring and evaluation data (feeding into regular social impact measuring activity)

Volunteering programme

  • Design and implement innovative and engaging community volunteering programme consisting of skills-based and practical team challenges
  • Create a directory of charity host organisations borough-wide within the priority need theme
  • Objectively review success and achievement against identifying strengths, weaknesses and areas for development to increasing volunteers
  • Identify areas for growth and development outlining measurable volunteering objectives
  • Capture and create dynamic and powerful case study stories
  • Identify and through a tailored approach work with different sectors, especially businesses, through innovative volunteering support and relational communications – complementing the organisation’s raising activities
  • Build and provide bespoke relationships with volunteers and charity host organisations ensuring a positive and engaging experience for each
  • Plan and implement accurate and meaningful volunteering programme feedback and follow-up
  • Create and maintain up-to-date files of all volunteering information, contacts and data (including use of Salesforce)
  • Provide volunteering activity monitoring and evaluation data (feeding into regular social impact measuring activity)

SME sector and community sector liaison

  • Support Head of our corporate engagement strategic planning
  • Plan and implement relational, meaningful and unifying business-community engagement opportunities to support and for involvement in our organisation​
  • Build and maintain effective and bespoke relationships within each sector, facilitating connections between the two, where relevant
  • Identify opportunities for our business development
  • Create and maintain up-to-date files of all information, contacts and data (including use of Salesforce)
  • Create and implement purpose-driven mutually beneficial to each sector within the priority need theme

Other

  • Support the Head of our organisation in developing and producing strategic and operational plans
  • Feed into and work complementarily with communications on fundraising generating and our promoting communications
  • Assist with promoting the organisation with general queries and promote opportunities for involvement
  • Provide support at our events
  • Work within the Community Southwark team to contribute to development and success of our organisation​
  • To work within all Community Southwark’s policies and in particular Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and Confidentiality policies, and help ensure that diversity and equality of opportunity is integral to the organisation’s work
  • To undertake other tasks from time-to-time and as appropriate that may be required by management in line with the goals of the scheme and organisation​
  • To support our organisation and Community Southwark’s mission, vision, values and strategic objectives

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Knowledge, skills and experience needed
  • Educated to degree level or vocational equivalent
  • Strong experience of developing and managing fundraising activities
  • Experience of developing and managing volunteer programmes
  • Proven track record of developing relationships with SMEs and community-based organisations
  • Knowledge of corporate responsibility, local giving schemes and employer supported volunteering
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills both written and oral
  • Strong marketing and communication skills
  • Strong organisational and project management skills
  • Understanding of and commitment to local giving and its potential and value in society

Personal qualities

  • Strong team player, capable of leading and decision-making whilst also considering wider issues and impact on individuals
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to think and act strategically and develop innovative and creative solutions
  • Entrepreneurial
  • High-level listening, influencing and negotiating skills; positive, flexible and proactive attitude
  • Strong networking and influencing skills
  • Reliability
  • A full commitment to equality of opportunity with practical ideas for its implementation within the scope of the post

 

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a cover letter (no longer than 2 A4 pages) by Friday, 25 January 2019 at 5pm.

Interviews will take place on Monday, 4 February 2019. 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

To apply for this job please email us a cover letter and your most up-to-date CV.

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