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Volunteer Fundraising Trustee

Citizens Advice Runnymede and Spelthorne


Posted over 30 days ago...

Fundraisers are vital for service innovation and sustainability.   If you are a dynamic fundraising leader with a talent for developing new relationships and creating new sustainable sources of income, then we are looking for you! 


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Addlestone, KT15 1RW

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Citizens Advice Runnymede & Spelthorne (CARS) provides valuable advice on issues such as housing, debt, benefits, employment and family. CARS is a local charity at the heart of our community.  We are a team of around 50 employees and volunteers funded solely by grants and donations.   Like most charities securing adequate funding is a real challenge at this point in time.  So while there is unmet demand for our services, we are constrained by the level of funding we get.  We are keen to raise money to expand our services and would welcome a trustee applicants with experience of Fundraising.  As our fundraising expert on the Board you will:

Collaborate with Chief Executive and Project Manager on any questions relating to grant applications and bid work  Lead the development of our funding strategy Advise on potential new income streams

As well as above Trustees at CARS are jointly responsible for:

Maintaining an awareness of how the charity is operating Approve operational strategies and policies Read board papers to actively participate in meeting discussions Ensure the keys risks are being identified, monitored and controlled effectively Use your unique skills and experience to help us meet our objectives Work in the best interest of our Charity

What are we looking for?

Skills that will help you  As this is a new role, we are looking for someone who can use their own initiative and skill set to produce the organisation’s fundraising strategy.   It would be great if you had some experience in the following:

Experience working in a fundraising or marketing environment or Experience in building relationships and working in partnership with a range of organisations or   Experience in recognising opportunities and developing approaches to new funders/customers as well as continual fostering of these new relationships 

It would also be good if you recognise in yourself some of the below: 

 You are comfortable expressing your own ideas but also happy to listen to the views of others    You enjoy building relationships with others and understand the power of working together in a      team    You think creatively and are always searching for that better solution   You’re committed and enjoy working as part of a team    You are happy defining goals, setting targets, and reviewing performance for yourself and others.   You are non-judgmental and respect views, values and cultures that are different to your own 

We recruit great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes our organisation stronger.    So, even if you think you do not meet all the skills listed above but feel you have relevant transferable skills then we would still love to hear from you. 

What difference will you make?

Even though we are a small local charity we want to make a big difference and would like to draw on your experience in the fundraising world to help us to grow and make even more of a difference.  As the driving force behind our fundraising strategy, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the sustainability of our vital work.  The cost of living crisis persists, underscoring the ongoing necessity for our presence and efforts in supporting some of Runnymede and Spelthorne's most vulnerable residents Our mission to give people the knowledge and confidence to find their way forward remains unwavering.  This role serves as a linchpin in our mission to navigate these challenges successfully.


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