Fundraising & Communications Co-Ordinator

Job Description

We are looking for a pro-active and motivated person to join the team as Fundraising and Communications co-ordinator, working for the Head of Income and Partnerships.

You will be responsible for co-ordinating the fundraising and communications activities of YCC and creating and maintaining relationships with supporters.

About YCC

YCC is based in Kirklees delivering services across West and South Yorkshire.  Our vision is a where children, young people, families and older people achieve their full potential in life.  Our work is delivered through 4 themes of activity – Education and Training; Early Intervention and Prevention; Specialist Family Services and Social Enterprise activities.

We aim to ‘Improve lives and Inspire change’ and, through our four strands of work, drive equality of opportunity and social justice forward – empowering individuals to make positive life choices and be the best they can be.

About this role

The role will focus on building and diversifying YCC income streams (unrestricted & restricted), developing and increasing income from fundraising activities as well as marketing, brand awareness and continuously raising the profile of YCC. Responsibilities will include:

Fundraising

  • Provide support in identifying, researching, and exploring potential prospects
  • Building effective written proposals and delivering strong presentations
  • Support the creation of a calendar of YCC core events and fundraising activities
  • Responding to general fundraising and income generation enquiries
  • Actively promote the work of YCC to internal and external stakeholders
  • Attending networking and other events to promote the work of YCC and gain new support
  • Acknowledge donations appropriately and maintain accurate records

Communications

  • Develop and manage content across all YCC social media platforms
  • Writing press releases and responding to media enquiries
  • Support the production of engaging marketing and fundraising materials
  • Responsible for creating and distributing digital monthly YCC newsletter
  • Support with updating the YCC website & YCC Brian Jackson College website, including news, vacancies, and events

Knowledge & Experience                   

  • At least 2 years’ experience of working in a fundraising, marketing, communications, or business development role
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft packages, and design software including Canva
  • Experience of creating digital content and managing social media platform communications
  • Ability to produce compelling written content for marketing and funding purposes
  • Ability to work to given deadlines, and prioritise workload
  • Ability to engage and maintain good relationships with internal and external stakeholders

The person

We would love to hear from you if you are a team player with a positive, solution focused approach, with the ability to work under pressure and with challenging groups.

You must have a creative approach to opportunities and challenges and enjoy working with people, be values driven and able to demonstrate YCC values – caring, inclusive, approachable, empowering, trusted – in working with our people, our partners, and our community.

Interview Date: TBC

How to apply

If you are interested in this role, please complete the application form plus any additional role specific forms found at the top of this page, and return it to [email protected] before the closing date.