Community Fundraising Officer

Step by Step passionately believe in supporting young people who are going through hard times. Our unique step by step approach, providing accommodation, personal development opportunities, and specialist support services, identifies and fulfils aspirations.

We currently work with over 5,300 young people aged 11 - 25 every year. Our next five-year strategy is ambitious and sets out our plans to double the number this number as 1 in 100 young people are now expected to experience homelessness.

Our exciting opportunity
An opportunity has arisen for a highly-motivated self-starter to join our busy Fundraising Team as our Community Fundraising Officer.

As we work across a large area of the South-East, our fundraising team engage with and develop relationships with a varied group of community supporters to secure and grow this area of our income.

You will be responsible for planning and delivering our approaches and campaigns to community groups each year. This will include creatively designing inspiring calls to action for new and existing community groups and matching their local support to our local delivery in their area.

You will be manage the income and expenditure budgets for this area of income and be involved in the marketing and promotion of community based campaigns. As such, a good degree of evening and weekend work will be a requirement of this role, and as is normal for Community Fundraising posts.

What we would like from you

The main attributes that you will need to succeed in this role are an ability to talk to anyone, feel comfortable in a variety of situations and have confidence to speak in public to groups of all sizes.

Community Fundraising is all about building lasting relationships with supporters, so your donor management and retention skills should be high.

You will need a keen eye for detail, strong organisational skills as well as being skilled at matching the needs of a supporter to the needs of the organisation.

We are looking for the successful candidate to have strong previous experience in Community Fundraising, but would consider other Fundraising experience also.

If you are interested in being considered for this role, please complete the application pack and email to

Closing date:    20th August (midnight) 2017

Interviews:       tbc


If you wish to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact our Head of Fundraising, Jessica Oliver on 01252 346131 or

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