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New Urban Gym for over 50’s at SUFC every Monday starting 5th June 2017

8 May

urban gym

Shelter Advice and Information Resource Centre

8 May

shelter 1

shelter 2


Dancing with Dementia – Tea Dance at Ponds Forge 25th May 2017

5 May

dance with dementia


Celebrate Spring to Summer event at Rivelins Plot 44 Community Allotment 27th May 2017

5 May

plot 44


Sheffield General Cemetery History Walk 7th May 2017

5 May

New Poster History Tour - EXTERNAL - 2017 may


Learn about Sheffield General Cemetery birds 6th May 2017

5 May

RSPB Walk - April 2017


Wardsend Cemetery History Tour this Saturday 6th May 2017

5 May

The bluebell tour


Housing Support – help to maintain your tenancy

2 May


Job vacancy – Fundraising Manager (closing date 8th May 2017)

2 May

Title: Fundraising Manager

Organisation: St Wilfrid’s Centre


Description: Job title: Fundraising Manager
Location: St Wilfrid’s Centre, 524 Queen’s Road, Sheffield S2 4DT
Job holder: New post
Reporting to: Director

• To grow voluntary income of the centre from around £170k to £340k over two years.
• To double our grant income to £40k a year.
• To lead on developing a marketing and fundraising strategy over the next 5 years to grow voluntary income to £500k
• To develop a supporter retention programme.
• To work with the Director to create a suite of marketing materials to promote the centre.
• To ensure effective, regular reporting to the Director on all aspects of fundraising and supporter care/retention for the centre and residential project.

• Normal hours of work are Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week with an hour a day for lunch. 24 days of annual leave each year excluding Bank Holidays.
• Some evening and weekend work will be required and time off in lieu will be given in accordance with our TOIL policy.
• Based in St Wilfrid’s Centre but will be required to attend events in and around the county.
• St Wilfrid’s Centre works with vulnerable adults aged 18+ and so a Disclosure & Barring Service check will be required to establish the successful applicant’s suitability to work with our clients.

• £20,00 to £27,000 depending on experience

Principle accountabilities

1. Act as a main point of contact for fundraising and marketing information and activity.
2. To lead on building a fundraising and marketing strategy for the next 5 years.
3. Evaluate and improve all our current fundraising events as part of our overall fundraising strategy. Plan and run these events.
4. Be aware of new fundraising methods and be abreast of any fundraising news.
5. Lead on the compilation of grant applications (and other sources of funds) including writing and submitting trust and grant applications.
6. Research charitable organisations whose criteria match St Wilfrid Centre’s aims and identify new opportunities for raising funds to ensure that opportunities to apply and generate income are maximised.
7. Explore fundraising collaboration opportunities with other local organisations.
8. Ensure that accurate and up to date financial and supporter records are maintained and are accessible. Manage the supporter database and adhere to data protection law.
9. Raise awareness and secure corporate partnerships. Engage potential major donors. Manage the relationships with existing donors.
10. To increase the profile of St Wilfrid’s Centre & residential project across all sections of the community (alongside the Volunteer Coordinator and volunteers where appropriate). This may include attending cheque presentations, networking events, all day events, presenting to companies, giving tours of the centre and residential project.
11. Oversee the production of our newsletter (currently annual).
12. Maintain and update our template website (training will be given). Develop and maintain a social media campaign with web-based fundraising for St Wilfrid’s Centre. Drive new initiatives to maximise our visibility
13. Provide regular reports on activity and maintain accurate and detailed records of research, contacts and activities.
14. Be committed to encourage volunteering throughout St Wilfrid’s Centre by respecting and supporting volunteers. This will include developing fundraising volunteers by working alongside and supervising volunteers.
15. Be the direct lead for the work carried out by St Wilfrid’s Centre’s Gift Aid team (which includes volunteers).
16. Work within St Wilfrid’s Centre’s policies and procedures and adhere to current and relevant legislation.
17. Adhere to all health and safety and fire regulations and to cooperate with St Wilfrid’s Centre in maintaining good standards of health and safety.
18. Actively promote and support the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and young people, observing and adhering to St Wilfrid’s Centre’s policies on safeguarding, data protection, confidentiality and professional boundaries.
19. Promote and sustain a responsible attitude towards equal opportunities

Personal Specification

1. Demonstrable experience of fundraising across a broad range of donors, sponsors, supporters, statutory bodies and grant foundations.
2. Experience of managing successful relationships with donors and supporters and being confident in providing advice and guidance to others around regulations, law and good practice.
3. Experience of researching and submitting grant applications and giving timely follow-up feedback and relevant reporting.
4. Experience of developing and delivering a variety of profile-raising and fundraising events to small and large groups.
5. Experience of working to tight budgets, managing a personal budget and using resources wisely.
6. Experience of working successfully as part of a cross-disciplinary team, whilst also being able to work on own initiative.
7. Experience of working towards a fundraising strategy and reporting on progress.
8. Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively when addressing a variety of audiences in person, on the phone, through social media, via email, and when giving presentations.
9. IT literate and able to maintain and develop effective administration, information, database and donation systems.
10. Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to manage a high volume workload and manage conflicting priorities.
11. Experience of contributing to a social media campaign with a good understanding of branding and marketing.
12. Commitment to the value of engaging clients in the fundraising programme and an understanding of the positive impact that this can have for them, St Wilfrid’s and the wider community.

Job Category: Fundraising

Contract Type: Full Time

Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Benefits: 24 days annual leave excl statutory holidays
Contributory pension
Daily lunch

Closing Date: 08/05/2017

How to Apply: If you would like to apply for the role, please send a CV with covering letter that addresses all 12 points of the Personal Specification on the job description by email to or by post to Josie Brooks, Director, St Wilfrid’s Centre, 524 Queens Road, Sheffield S2 4DT. Deadlines for all applications is midnight on Monday 8th May. Interviews will be on 18th and 22nd May.

Salary: £20,000 – £27,000 (depending on experience)