Category Archives: Charity Work

Talented baker

Hello, We are a charity organisation based in Woolwich Dockyard in need of a talented and creative pastry chef or cake maker or cake artist to teach some workshops at our Cookery Club. The sessions will run on the following Saturdays: 18th Jan, 25th Jan, 1st Feb, 8th Feb 2014 Each will last for four hours, each workshop focusing on a new topic Please reply us with photos of your work and let us know what you can do If you already have experience of leading workshops or working with young people, that would be a great bonus We can pay up to £400 to the right person depending on experience We will cover all material expenses Thank you Apply by phoning to: 07956427194

Fundraising Manager

Urban Youth is a small not for profit youth organisation that is run entirely by volunteers, aiming to transform the lives of young people aged 13 to 25 years old, who live, work and study in London and the surrounding areas, through a range of youth work programmes and approaches.

As a small volunteer run organisation with very limited resources and funding, we rely heavily on volunteers being committed and dedicated to their role and the organisation to ensure that together we make a difference to the lives of young people.

For us to achieve this we need a volunteer for a new role at Urban Youth of a Fundraising Manager. In this role you will support us by leading on fundraising activities, helping us reach our annual target of £200,000.

We are seeking an experienced, highly competent, reliable and proactive individual who has the ability to get things done with little supervision, using their initiative and being able to meet deadlines, as well as complete the needed tasks and duties.

So if you think you’re up for volunteering in a challenging, exciting and fun environment, putting your skills and talents to good use, which will indirectly benefit young people and their future life chances, then we want to hear from you.

Position: Fundraising Manager
Hours: Approx 8 hours per month (flexible including home working)
Location: London

Selection Criteria/Person Spec:

• Experience of organising fundraising events and activities, including raffles, street and shopping mall collections, etc.
• Ability to research charitable trusts and foundations to find those whose grant criteria match our projects, services and programmes.
• Experience and ability of writing and submitting trust fund applications.
• Ability and confidence to contact businesses, clubs and professional organisations to get funding or arrange presentations.
• Ability to organise car boot sales or stalls at fairs etc.
• Experience and ability in finding volunteers to run marathons etc and set up sponsorship events.
• Ability to lead on organising an annual fundraising event and possibly start other event initiatives i.e. Music nights, comedy shows or concerts.
• Ability to come up with other ideas for raising awareness and getting donations.
• Experience of using social network – raising awareness by using Facebook, Twitter, forums, blogging, YouTube etc with the support of the Communications and PR Lead.
• Confidence and Ability to carry out direct marketing – i.e. Leaflets, emails etc to companies, schools, clubs and organisations followed up by visits or phone calls.
• Confidence and ability to attend business networking events and trade shows to meet and persuade contacts to get involved/donate.
• Knowledge and ability of soliciting donations of items (art, valuables, bric an brac, stationery etc) that can be either auctioned or sold on EBay, boot fairs, events, etc or used by Urban Youth.

For further information on Urban Youth, visit us at www. urban-youth. org

To apply email us your CV and we will send you a short application.

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