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Special Olympics West Yorkshire Fundraiser

Special Olympics West Yorkshire Fundraiser

Opportunity

Date
Ongoing
Sport / Physical Activity
Disability Sport
Organisation
Special Olympics
Contact
Mr James Cole / james.cole@yorkshiresport.org
Tags
Multi Sport, Finance, Disability, Special Olympics, Fundraising
The Fundraiser contributes to the financial planning and management of the Programme, providing specialist skills in raising funds for specific purposes as directed by the Steering Group / National Council. The Fundraiser also works closely with the Steering Group / National Council Finance Officer to ensure all raised funds are managed, spent and reported on accordingly. The Fundraiser is responsible for coming up with ideas for fundraising projects and organise and oversee implementation of the event, initiative or application. It should also be remembered that fundraising is something that every member can get involved in to support.

Job title: Fundraiser

Estimated hours: 10 hours per month

Fundraising for a charity can be an immensely satisfying job. It is particularly well-suited to those who are looking for flexible or family-friendly volunteering opportunities.

The Fundraiser contributes to the sound financial planning and management of the Accredited Programme, by providing specialist skills in raising funds for specific purposes as directed by the Steering Group / National Council. The Fundraiser also works closely with the Steering Group / National Council Finance Officer to ensure all raised funds are managed, spent and reported on accordingly.

The Fundraiser is responsible for coming up with ideas for fundraising projects and organise and oversee implementation of the event, initiative or application. It should also be remembered that fundraising is something that every member can get involved in to support activity, especially athletes and families.

Fundraising for charitable activity usually requires an understand of what you can and can't do, so we've created some supporting documents to provide further advice and support in this role, which can be found on our website at https://www.specialolympicsgb.org.uk/resources.

Responsibilities

The main responsibilities of the Fundraiser include:

  1. Taking direction from the Steering Group / National Council they are art of
  2. Playing an active role on the Steering Group / National Council
  3. Organising and helping with traditional fundraising activities such as sponsored or promotional events, or requesting donations
  4. Applying for Grant funding in conjunction with Special Olympics GB guidelines, available on our website (above)
  5. Developing local corporate support in conjunction with Special Olympics GB guidelines, available on our website (above)
  6. Developing new fundraising ideas and events
  7. Reading, understanding and implementing the fundraising guidance provided on our website
  8. Engaging with Special Olympics GB National Office where require for further advice or support
  9. Adhering to national fundraising guidelines, including General Data Protection Regulations

Person Specification

Essential criteria

The candidate must:

  • fully endorse the mission and philosophy of Special Olympics
  • be committed to supporting a positive experience for all Special Olympics members (athletes, Unified Partners, volunteers)
  • be a minimum of 18 years of age and be able to complete the Special Olympics GB volunteer registration process in full
  • be able to coordinate and collate sometimes complex information, from a variety of sources
  • be highly organised
  • be a creative thinker and problem solver
  • have experience of working within both short and long term timescales, often without supervision
  • have experience in using word and excel documents
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to raise funds from a variety of sources

Desirable criteria

The candidate could have:

  • experience of working as a fundraiser within the charity sector
  • experience of working with volunteers
  • experience of working in the sports sector

Notes

  • Although a beneficial experience to have, it is not essential the Fundraiser is recruited from the existing membership of any Accredited Programme (i.e. they can be new to Special Olympics)
  • This role does not require completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service check, though the candidate may be required to provide a reference if requested by Special Olympics GB National Office or the Steering Group / National Council
  • This is a voluntary, unpaid role. Accredited Programmes or Special Olympics GB do not usually pay for volunteer travel expenses, though this may be considered in exceptional circumstances
  • Unless appointed by Special Olympics GB National Office, the Steering Group / National Council are required to vote and elect new Steering Group members at least every two years, including the Fundraiser

To apply for this role please complete the attached application form.

Supporting Documents:

sogb-volunteer-application-form-west-yorkshire1.doc (Document, 65.5 Kb)

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