Regional Fundraising Officer – North Wales Job at The Wallich – in Home Based
The Wallich is a homelessness charity delivering innovative housing and support services to homeless and vulnerably housed people. The Organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff and now supports around 8000 people a year across Wales. Our work falls into four principal areas:
1. Residential supported housing projects, including direct access hostels, emergency night shelters and accommodation for people with specific issues such as substance misuse, youth services etc.
2. Floating (Tenancy) support projects in which we support people who have tenancy difficulties, sometimes with a contributing health or other need, and are in danger of losing their homes.
3. Prevention or intervention projects supplied through Homelessness Prevention Grant funding which are a broad range of services that prevent homelessness or make life better for homeless people.
4. Participation and Progression services, which are embedded in all our projects enhancing support through providing opportunities for Service Users to take an active part in their community. These services include those designed to enable people to move into meaningful activities including employment and training opportunities.
The Wallich’s values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and unconditional positive regard. The Wallich is committed to providing services that are trauma informed and delivered with Psychologically Informed Environments (PIE) at the heart of its support. A PIE is an approach to supporting people out of homelessness whilst making significant and positive progress in overcoming trauma, substance misuse and mental illness. It also considers the psychological needs of staff: developing skills and knowledge, increasing motivation, job satisfaction and resilience. At the heart of what we do are the people we support, who are actively and meaningfully involved in their own support and encouraged to participate in the design, development and delivery of services.
The Income Generation department plays a key role within The Wallich by ensuring annual income budgets are achieved through a blend of income generating activities to support and sustain the delivery of vital services.
The team is responsible for developing and managing relationships with key stakeholders including statutory funders, trusts and foundations and our wider community of businesses, individuals and community groups. The team’s duties include developing new business opportunities through the monitoring and submission of tender contracts and grant applications, and the delivery of a varied programme of fundraising campaigns, activities and events to generate financial support for The Wallich.
Purpose of Role
To work within the Income Generation team supporting the implementation and delivery of fundraising activities in line with the new regional fundraising strategy. The role will be responsible for working closely with our local project teams in North Wales, our services are concentrated around Wrexham and the North East but extend as far as Anglesey. The Regional Fundraising Officer will work with local projects to understand their needs and develop support for The Wallich through innovative and engaging fundraising activities and events within the region.
As part of our commitment to the professional development of our staff and improving access to fundraising roles for candidates from all backgrounds, successful applicants will be funded to undertake the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Certificate in Fundraising qualification which also includes membership of the CIOF.
This role is funded by Third Sector Resilience Fund for Wales Phase 2 Scheme, administered by WCVA.
This role is subject to a Basic DBS check.
We do not accept unsolicited agency referrals for this position and do not consider any applicants, to have been introduced to us via agency.
Main Duties, Responsibilities and Person Profile
1. Work with local projects to understand specific local needs and challenges and identify opportunities for support.
2. Development and delivery of a programme of locally focussed campaigns, activities and events aimed at individuals, groups, and businesses.
3. Work with the Income Generation Team to promote and deliver Wales-wide campaigns and activities across the region.
4. Submitting lower-level funding applications for specific project funding requirements.
5. Provide assistance, support and fundraising materials to anyone engaging in activities on behalf of The Wallich.
6. To ensure fundraising standards, guidelines and best practice are followed.
7. Work with local project teams and the communications team to capture our stories and develop locally relevant case studies, impact reports and fundraising materials.
8. Build and maintain relationships with supporters, helping our communities to understand the impact of their support.
9. Use the organisation’s CRM system to maintain accurate records of fundraising activity, process donations and thank you letters in a timely manner.
10. To monitor 3rd Party fundraising sites such as Just Giving, Virgin Money Giving etc. and reconcile against the Fundraising CRM and Financial accountancy system.
ORGANISATIONAL VALUES AND POLICIES
All role holders within The Wallich are expected to live the organisational values and to demonstrate throughout the work they do, and the manner in which they do it, these values. In addition, all role holders are expected to either be compliant with, or act as a role model for, organisational policies and requirements.
The Wallich values are:
Courageous – We speak truth to power; we challenge ourselves and each other. We fearlessly pioneer new initiatives. We and our service users have the courage to drive change.
Determined – We will not stop. We will continue to strive to make changes, not only for our charity but for the people we support. We will not lose passion or focus, even when it’s hard.
Authentic – We are genuine in our intentions, working on the front line with the people who need us. We walk the path alongside people and use peer experience to inform everything we do.
Compassionate – At all times – always. No matter how many times someone comes to us for help, we will listen, be empathetic and greet them with kindness.
Community – Everybody deserves to belong somewhere. As a team we are family, and we embrace partnership. We strive for inclusion and acceptance of those affected by homeless.
A full job description and person profile can be downloaded by clicking the Job Profile document link below. Please refer to this document when completing your application.
Interviews to be held on 28 September 2021 via Zoom.
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Company: The Wallich –
Company Location: Home Based