Community Fundraising Coordinator

Community Fundraising Coordinator

'Everyone who needs it should receive first aid from those around them. No one should suffer for the lack of trained first aiders.'

About Us

St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity. Every year, 400,000 people learn how to save a life through our training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people. First aid is such a simple skill, but it has an incredible impact. We want everyone to learn it, so that they can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

To achieve this, we provide a wide range of products and services to the community such as our workplace and community training, first aid support at events and our vital work with the emergency services with our ambulance operations. We generate around £100m per annum which we reinvest in delivering and campaigning for better access to first aid for everyone. By doing this, we can give people access to important skills that they wouldn’t otherwise get the chance to learn.

We are also passionate about campaigning to raise awareness of first aid so that everyone has access to life saving knowledge through our award-winning ad campaigns such as "The Chokeables" which is credited with saving at least 54 babies lives and recently won the Charity Film of the Year Award 2017.

About the Role

The Community Fundraiser will deliver community fundraising initiatives across the geographical area, and provide a high standard of partnership to key individuals, units and fundraising groups to secure and increase levels of income and support. You will support and advise fundraising volunteers and supporters on all legal requirements, fundraising policies, regulations and ensure that activities meet the St John Ambulance brand perspective. You will be responsible for attracting and retaining new volunteers to support our community fundraising initiatives.

About You

To be considered for this role you should ideally have experience within a community fundraising environment along with experience of recruiting, managing and motivating volunteers. You will have achieved financial and non-financial targets in previous roles, planned events, are self motivated and able to work on your own initiative. Building and maintain strong relationships is an integral part of this role, and you will need to be able to demonstrate how you have accomplished before.

We understand that the charities operate in different ways and so we are open to looking at candidates who may not be currently operating in a similar role but may want to switch trajectory, or you may be working in a role which sounds similar and feel that you have transferable skills.

We are looking for an innovative, creative and driven person to make a difference to our team and in return you get a widely varied role, the opportunity to influence at many levels, and raise funds to support our worthwhile causes.

Working at St John Ambulance - More than one way to save a life

We are a constantly evolving team of over 2,500 employees and 15,000 volunteers, together we’re united by our goal of saving lives through essential first aid services, first aid training and campaigning, to ensure that no one suffers from the lack of first aiders.

We believe that every team member is key to our success whether they work in Ambulance Operations, Marketing, Training or HR and our values of Humanity, Excellence, Accountability, Responsiveness and Team Work are embedded in everything we do.

We believe in setting our people up for success in a collaborative and positive environment

Closing date:8 November 2017 / Interviews toe be held: 21 November

Note: If your application is successful then we will invite you to attend an interview, which will consist of competency based interview questions and a short assessment. it is really important that you review the job description and tell us in the supporting statement of the application form why you meet the requirements of the role.

At this current time, we are not looking to recruit this position through agencies, so we are not open to any unsolicited agency enquiries.

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