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Fundraising & Communications Officer

British Exploring Society
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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British Exploring Society is a world class youth development charity with a unique heritage, founded on the belief that challenging experiences can define lives, empowering and equipping young people with the courage, skills, resilience and determination to make the most of their future.

We prepare and take young people on expeditions to remote locations where they face challenges, gain skills and learn about themselves - as well as acquiring knowledge relevant to their lives and to the fragile environments that they explore.

The results are transformative - not just in terms of practical skills and resilience, but in a new-found confidence and self-belief which they carry forward to their future life.

More than this, through their adventure together, our young people forge friendships for life and become part of a unique supportive and continuing community of explorers with shared experiences, values and perspectives on the world.

We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability, or age.

We are committed to building an executive and volunteer team that together represent a diverse variety of backgrounds, skills, and perspectives on the world. The more inclusive we are, the better we think we'll be at delivering our charitable aims.

If you are interested in applying and require any accessibility adjustments to the interview process, please do let us know when you apply.

The Role

The Fundraising & Communications Officer supports the varied activities of the Development Team and helps generate income for British Exploring Society via fundraising appeals, events and relationship management. The role provides an excellent opportunity for a pro-active, energetic, self-starter, looking to further develop their fundraising skills.

We're looking for a driven individual with engaging communication skills (written and verbal), who will use their creativity to boost our results and help us achieve our fundraising targets. They'll have excellent organisational abilities and a high attention to detail - ability to proof-read and pick up inconsistencies.

Alongside their professional skills, they will need to demonstrate empathy with the work of the charity and a commitment to the mission, vision and values of British Exploring Society. At British Exploring Society we travel economy and stay in hostels - but we work with a wide range of stakeholders who require high levels of polish, care and perfect discretion.

Our Fundraising & Communications Officer will be joining an ambitious team which is passionate about working with supporters to provide life-defining opportunities for young people facing challenges.
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