Events Fundraising Assistant
- Reporting to: Events Co-ordinator
- Location: 21 King Street, Hereford
- Expenses: Travel and Lunch
- Working Hours: To be discussed
Concern Universal is an international development organisation that works to address the causes of poverty in nine countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America by working alongside some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable communities.
Working in partnership with local organisations, Concern Universal supports initiatives in a number of sectors including water and environmental sanitation, food security and sustainable livelihoods, and human rights.
Concern Universal operates a small co-ordinating office in Hereford, England. The Executive Director and three teams (Programmes, Fundraising and Finance are based at the UK office (UKO)). The UKO plays a critical supporting role for the ten country offices. The Volunteer Administrator will support the Office Manager in ensuring the smooth running of UKO and providing support to offices overseas.
This is an opportunity for a volunteer to assist the Events Co-ordinator with any internal fundraising events that are running. This could vary from organising a charity night in a local pub, to recruiting people to take part in one of our challenge events.
The volunteer would also be encouraged to take responsibility for a specific event (Eg. Street Collection, Sponsored Event, Charity Lunch ect), which they could manage with on-going support from the Events Co-ordinator. The type of event could be tailored towards the preference of the volunteer.
Your role will also support the whole Fundraising Team for example with project-based and administrative tasks, including researching new fundraising opportunities and projects, preparing fundraising packs, telephones calls and preparing posters. The post offers excellent development opportunity for someone wanting to gain up to date work experience, to work in a fundraising environment and who wishes to contribute to improving the daily lives of people living in some of the world’s poorest communities.
Skills and Experience:
- IT literate, including familiarity with Microsoft Outlook and Word.
- Good interpersonal skills, and a friendly and flexible approach to teamwork
- Disciplined and committed
- Good written and spoken communication skills
- Good administrative and organisational skills
- Experience of working in an office environment
- Educated to GCSE level or above