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Volunteer Income Generation Support

BiG (Besty's Inspirational Guidance)

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Posted over 30 days ago...

We a committed non-for profit youth organisation are looking for an passionate professional to execute our income generation strategy to enable us to inspire more young people to discover and unlock their full potential.

Overview

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Lambeth, SW9 7QD

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Although BiG (BiG (Besty’s Inspirational Guidance) C.I.C. was incorporated in 2018, we only started business activities in November 2019. Regrettably, like most businesses our development growth plan was false to pause due to the pandemic in early 2020 so now we are looking to get back on track to transform from a volunteer-run organisation to a non-for profit organisation. We are committed to serving the community with an ambition to grow the business and resource BiG with a team of paid core service and delivery staff, including  young people who have come through BiG's services and have been loyal alumni. We are, therefore, eager to attract a passionate young professional who has the time and interest to commit to supporting a good cause. Someone who thinks outside the box, with creative thinking and who has some form of income generation knowledge and skills such as fundraising skills, researching funding opportunities and bid writing skills. The main responsibilities for this opportunity will be to contact potential supporters who want to sponsor our mission or one of our business pillars that support children and young people enhance their emotional, physical and mental well-being. This includes improving their educational attainment through our motivational hidden curriculum educational programmes, engaging in football and other recreational services and fill employment gaps supporting young adults to get into the labour market. We have identified some potential sponsors and captured organisations on key Comms tools such as a stakeholder map and a stakeholder empathy statement, which structures what we would like from them. This voluntary role will also support on devising fundraising events, identifying funding opportunities and writing bids based on templates available. The commitment required is up to 10 hours per month, including periodic meetings in Brixton and / or zoom / Microsoft Team meetings.

What are we looking for?

We are seeking candidates with the following competencies:

Experience writing funding proposals and in fund raising Experience in attracting sponsorships Commitment to our mission to support young people enhance self-esteem, build resilience and provide tools to achieve positive outcomes; Enthusiasm about contributing to developing BiG C.I.C; Strong communication skills; and Willingness to devote the necessary time and efforts to their duties

  Desirable skills:

Experience of fundraising from trusts and foundations or individual donors for a non-for profit organisation; Recent (or current) experience of supporting a Crowd funding campaign;

What difference will you make?

BiG C.I.C. is an extension to Lionel Best trading as BiG (Besty’s Inspirational Guidance) - who over a 10 years period developed a portfolio which has an impeccable reputation with its users - young people, parents, commissioning services and schools - with strong statistical evidence that our interventions have real positive impacts on those young people we serve. BiG CIC has now taken over the batten and when developed and grown into a self-sufficient organisation will prove BiGGER benefits to our beneficiaries - working effectively in partnership with parents, schools and the young people themselves inspiring so many young people and empowering them to believe in themselves and achieve, and for many young adults, to change the narratives of their lives. However, BiG cannot grow without resources needed to generate revenue either through funding or delivering the many services that the community want, whilst at the same time creating job opportunities for many vulnerable young adults who need BiG's nurturing and support.   This can only happen if BiG is able to recruit and pay resources to generate revenue and secure public funding available especially now for the Youth and Play sector who are in desperate need during these challenging times where there is quite a bit of Covid recovery related funding currently available for us. 

What is in it for you?

We believe that every young person has the right to achieve and will eventually find their purpose in life. This offers the opportunity for you to find yours and the chance to make a real difference to an important cause. To be part of something bigger than yourselves and part of a legacy with a real sense of purpose.   I left a 23 years civil service career back in 2010 as I discovered my purpose and wanted to do more for young people. Even though it's been very challenging developing the portfolio now embedded into the CIC, its been very rewarding and worthwhile. The more you get into the role, who knows what other benefits there is for you!  

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