We are taking applications for an enthusiastic Fundraising Volunteer to support our sole Fundraiser with keys tasks in the delivery of a fundraising strategy designed to sustainably manage our transition to new and diverse income streams. All applications are welcomed however the role might best suit a retired person or someone looking to demonstrate skills with a view to returning to work.  If you have a keen eye for detail, experience in research, a good working knowledge of Excel and Word and you want to make a big difference with just a few hours a week, read on...

"It's a cliché to say that it's such a rewarding experience, but it really is. I will never forget how great it feels seeing service users coming on leaps and bounds with their rehabilitation, and knowing you played a part in the that.  I would recommend anybody considering volunteering here to come and meet the Headway Nottingham family - I guarantee you will be made to feel welcome from the moment you step through the door".

- Sally, former Headway Nottingham Volunteer 

How much time do I have to commit?

Approximately six hours a week, ideally on a Tuesday or Wednesday between 10am and 4pm. 

Who will support me?

You will be working closely with the Fundraiser and occasionally with the Services Manager.  There may also be opportunities to work with our Support Work team and our Members on collecting evidence to support funding applications. 

What will the role involve?  

Initially you will be supporting the Fundraiser to establish a rolling programme of Trust and Foundation applications and identifying new prospects.  This means you'll need to have excellent attention to detail with data entry and a keen eye for matching our charitable objectives with changing funder priorities. 

Headway Nottingham is a vitally important service and we need help to shout about it, so you will also identify local business and community groups that may like to support us through Charity of the Year schemes or fundraising initiatives. We're a friendly charity and we know personality can take a us a long way so the role might also include a telephone call or two to follow up emails or letters. 

That's just for starters.  We love enthusiasm and ideas so this is a unique opportunity to bring your personality, creativity and strategic thinking to a local charity that really makes a difference to the lives of the people of Nottingham. 

What's in it for me?

  • Personal satisfaction and the knowledge that you have helped make long-term rehabilitation after brain injury possible 
  • You'll be able to develop new skills, expand your knowledge and utilise your existing expertise 
  • You'll meet new people and work as part of a small, welcoming and dedicated team
  • You'll gain a working knowledge of issues surrounding brain injury, which is thought to effect more than 1,000,000 people throughout the UK

What skills and expertise should I have?

  • The ability to work closely in a team and independently
  • Good communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Experience of fundraising or client databases (this would be an advantage but training will be given)
  • Good research skills and a willingness to make independent judgements on eligibility criteria
  • An eye for details
  • Knowledge of local community networks would be an advantage
  • Trustworthiness and an ability to adhere strictly to client and supporter confidentiality guidelines
  • A good sense of humour

This is a voluntary role and we are unable to offer remuneration for your time, however we can offer to repay travel expenses incurred on public transport. Tea and coffee are in abundance!

Please get in touch with Rhiana on 0115 9679669 or [email protected] for further information about this opportunity or click the button to apply now.  

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