The Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK is recruiting an experienced Fundraising Officer
JRS UK is seeking to recruit a dynamic experienced Fundraising Officer on a full or a part-time basis to develop our fundraising, with a particular focus on individual giving. The postholder will work as part of a small Communications and Outreach team reporting to the Communications and Development Manager.
The role seeks to develop JRS UK’s individual giving portfolio UK, both through regular giving and one-off donations. This will involve acquiring new donors and working with the wider Communications and Outreach Team to develop an engaging donor journey, which encourages long-term support of JRS. The Fundraising Officer will be responsible for the end-to-end delivery of individual giving activity across a range of channels and for recruiting, stewarding and retaining supporters of JRS UK.
The Fundraising Officer will need prior experience of creating and delivering successful campaigns to grow income, utilising both traditional and digital techniques. Excellent communication skills and the ability to speak and communicate confidently to supporters is essential.
This role comes at an exciting time in JRS UK’s history as the organisation looks to increase awareness of its work, with ambitious plans to grow voluntary income. The Fundraising Officer will play a pivotal role in ensuring JRS UK diversifies and stabilises its income streams, ensuring the organisation can continue to accompany and support refugees and those who are forcibly displaced.
JRS UK aims to pay close attention to the experience of refugees it accompanies and all its external communications give priority to their voices, taking care to portray refugees as people with dignity, gifts, joys, hopes and sorrows. JRS UK fundraising activity fits within these broader ethical communications guidelines.
Duration: 18 month fixed-term contract; potentially renewable
Location: Wapping, London
Salary: £26 – 29K pa pro rata;
Pension: Additional 10% of salary of employer’s contribution
To apply: send your CV and a covering letter, outlining how you meet the job description, by e-mail to Megan Knowles (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any questions about the role or the job description, please contact Megan on 020 7488 7328.
Closing date for applications is: 12 noon Monday 4th November
Interviews will likely be held in London on 14th November