Community Fundraiser - Christian Charity

Redfin Recruitment Ltd
18 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Redfin Recruitment are working in partnership with Christian Jobs Ltd and Oasis Gorton in the recruitment of this position**

There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that the person appointed in this position be a practicing Christian under schedule 9 of the Equalities Act 2010.

Who We Are

The Oasis Centre is a Christian charity that aims to bring about lasting positive change in the lives of some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged adults in Gorton, East Manchester. It was established in 2001 and became a charitable trust in 2006.

The Oasis Centre works directly with a broad cross-section of marginalised and ‘hard to reach’ adults in one of the most deprived communities in Britain. The Centre is a lifeline for well over 100 people a week including families living on benefits, long-term unemployed, asylum seekers and refugees, homeless people, ex-offenders and those struggling with social isolation, alcohol and drug problems or mental illness. Since 2001 over 7000 individuals and approximately 3000 families in Gorton and East Manchester have benefited from our services. We act as a vital ‘first rung on the ladder’ for the most disadvantaged and a route into mainstream services which many are unable to access owing both to distrust of statutory providers and a deficit in the basic life-skills required to successfully navigate these services. We also address both their immediate needs and the, often complex issues, behind these needs and we provide holistic support to meet their physical, social and economic needs in one easily accessible location.

What We Love

We believe we exist to glorify Christ in providing unconditional love, care and support to enable people in our community to overcome the deprivation around them and to live peaceful, productive and fulfilling lives. Our Vision is to see God given transformation for the people of East Manchester – from chaos, isolation and hopelessness to stability, community and fullness of life.

Where Were Going

Our vision for the future is to end the cycle of deprivation and see our East Manchester communities reach their God given potential through the provision of a prominent new purpose-built centre in which those with multiple and severe needs can enjoy holistic support in one easy to access safe place. We are due to take ownership and move into this facility in January 2020.

How You Play Your Part

This role is a pro-rata position meaning it is a three day working week for the successful applicant. There is the opportunity that this could grow to more days per week based upon your success.

By bringing an energetic, relational and natural networking ability to this role we foresee you working closely with our Charity Director to engage and equip organisations and individuals to connect financially into the amazing work Oasis are doing in the community. You will be responsible for developing and implementing a cost effective volunteer supported community fundraising strategy, as well as maximising opportunities within the local community to build relationships and ultimately raise both money and the overall profile of the organisation. Furthermore, you will be spearheading both the recruitment and management of volunteer fundraisers.

Some responsibilities will include:

* Identify, research and establish a strong network of fundraising groups within the community.

* To provide on-going support to volunteer groups, motivating and managing volunteers through their fundraising activity.

* Develop volunteer groups, additional support, school/college/university/ church groups and small business fundraising.

* Create and deliver an ongoing volunteer recruitment plan.

* Plan, implement and manage a calendar of community events

* Build long-lasting relationships within the local community delivering talks and presentations to encourage ongoing support.

* Develop relationships with local media, including press, radio and digital.

* Take accountability for online marketing and social media updates across various platforms.

* Manage own administration, ensuring accurate and up to date financial reporting.

* Deliver against a specific income target, reporting to the Charity Director providing regular fundraising updates.

We love what God is doing at the Oasis Centre in East Manchester and this is a fantastic opportunity for you to play a significant part in establishing all that God wants to do through us within our next season. If you love Jesus, love people and love engaging with both then we want you to consider applying for this Community Fundraiser opportunity today

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