SSAFA Grampian Fundraising Coordinator

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Description

Could you help to raise vital funds for SSAFA–The Armed Forces Charity in your local area? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to get on with all kinds of people, some basic I.T skills and good written and spoken English. If you already have some fundraising experience that would be great too but it’s not essential.

As Fundraising Coordinator, you would work with your local SSAFA branch to develop a Fundraising Plan. You would be central to delivering this local plan to raise funds through a range of local sources including grants, trusts, appeals, collections and events.

*What would you be doing?
• Developing an ethical fundraising plan based on the needs of the branch and choosing a mix of sources.
• Working with the branch secretary and Regional Fundraising Manager, recruit a team of fundraising volunteers to support events, appeals and collections.
• Working with the Regional Fundraising Manager, support national fundraising campaigns.
• Working with the Branch Publicity Officer, develop opportunities to combine awareness and fundraising.
• Planning and running local appeals, collections and events.
• Identifying and submitting applications to appropriate trusts and grant funding organisations.
• Working with Marketing staff at central office check that all fundraising materials meet SSAFA branding style and current key messages.
• Liaise with Regional Fundraising Manager when pursuing opportunities beyond local sources e.g. corporates,
• Evaluate fundraising activities and provide reports and information for the branch.
• Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA including all sections of the community in awareness raising.
• Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction.)

*What can you gain from this volunteering role?
• Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others
• Give tangible and practical support to your local branch by raising funds used directly to support clients
• Support from your local SSAFA branch and the wider SSAFA community
• Experience, training and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews
• Better physical and mental health –studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression!

*What are we looking for?
• Friendly and approachable people with good communication skills including written and spoken English
• Confident to deal with the public, potential clients, volunteers, other agencies and SSAFA colleagues–face-to-face, by phone, email or via social media
• Experience of running events and or submitting funding applications would be welcome but not essential
• Ability to send and receive emails –you will receive your own SSAFA email address
• Ability to make enquires about fundraising opportunities by phone, email, letter or by filling in forms
• Reliable attitude, keep appointments, update the branch regarding your availability
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and keep information safely
• Access to public transport or a car to get to meetings and events
• Able to provide two referees: former employers or other people that know you well (other than relatives)

A great opportunity to help. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.

If you wish to volunteer/for further details please contact Julie Silva (Branch Secretary, Grampian) at email: Julie.Silva@grampian.ssafa.org.uk or telephone: 07879846200.

Organisation aims and objectives

SSAFA is a national charity helping and supporting those who serve in our Armed Forces, those who used to serve and families of both. -Our vision: In recognition of their service to the Nation, SSAFA works to ensure that the needs of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are met in an appropriate and timely way. -Our mission: We exist to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.

Restrictions

Experience required: • Friendly and approachable with good communication skills • Confident to deal with the public, potential clients, volunteers, other agencies and SSAFA colleagues • Experience of running events and or submitting funding applications would be welcome but not essential • Ability to make enquires about fundraising opportunities by phone, email, letter or by filling in forms • Reliable • Access to public transport or a car to get to meetings and events
Travel details: Our volunteers are based at home. You would also be out and about at events and meetings. This role would suit someone looking to give a regular time commitment to SSAFA although when and where would be flexible to suit you.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses are reimbursed. Expenses incurred e.g. transport costs are reimbursed when an expenses form is submitted to the Branch.
Training details: Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Includes: • Fundraising workshops • On-line training modules to complete at home, so you are up to date on how to keep clients, their families safe and personal information safe • Access to a range of e-learning courses, fundraising guidance and marketing materials • Volunteer Development Manager (per region) • Fundraising Manager (per region) • Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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