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Fundraising Officer

Reference: GreenJobs – 6834
Employer: Diocese of Leeds
Location: Not Specified
Job Type: Contract
Contract Type: Contract

Job Details:

The Diocese of Leeds Net Zero Carbon Fundraising Officer
Job Title Net Zero Carbon Fundraising Officer
Part-time 21 hrs (3 days) per week. Fixed term 18 months
Reporting To Senior Stewardship Officer
Key Relationships
Senior Stewardship Officer, Diocesan Environmental Officer, Diocesan Church Buildings Team, Diocesan Property Team, Diocesan Education Team, Incumbents, Churchwardens, Treasurers, Archdeacons, Diocesan Secretary
Other Diocesan departments including Finance, Communications, Diocesan Advisory Committee
Regional and National colleagues
Funding
This post is funded by the Church of England Net Zero Capacity Building Fund for a period of 18 months. Therefore the contract will be a fixed-term of 18 months
Salary Scale
£35,983 Pro rata
Job Purpose:
• To support Diocesan staff teams and parishes to secure funding to deliver NZC projects and initiatives • To contribute to the infrastructure, culture and capability across the diocese in furthering the NZC ambition of the diocese.
Key Responsibilities
• Support diocesan staff in drafting and submitting funding applications as required • Support parishes in identifying suitable funders and provide advice on writing grant applications • Responsible for researching and identifying sources of funding from grants and foundations (particularly local and regional). Keep records updated including using grant funding databases. • Liaise with local authorities to explore collaboration for funding for churches
Working with the Senior Stewardship Officer:
• Promote and administer the Diocesan and National NZC Grants schemes. • Deliver training and surgeries online and face to face to upskill parish representatives in NZC funding opportunities and application skills • Assist parishes to develop local fundraising plans, including digital fundraising • Explore with parishes how their buildings can be used as community assets in order to secure funding
Working with the Diocesan Advisory Committee:
• Identify churches undertaking works requiring a faculty and who need to apply for grant funding and fundraising in the community. • Identify groups of churches with thematically linked projects that may be able to apply collectively for funding.
Communication, training and support
• Support the development of a programme of regular communication to parishes on funding opportunities • Keep the website and diocesan online resources platform (digital learning platform) updated with key information. • Build good working relationships with clergy and lay people throughout the differing church traditions in the Diocese. • Maintain external links with the Regional and National Giving Advisor Network and other organisations.
Experience and qualifications – The ability to communicate in a clear and lively manner both in writing and verbally Essential – Experience of giving advice on running successful funding campaigns Essential – Experience in seeking and applying for funding from grant making bodies Essential – Experience of co-ordinating, planning, designing and leading training sessions aimed at a variety of audiences Essential – Experience in a Christian Stewardship and /or Fundraising role Desirable – Experienced at working with the voluntary sector Desirable – Graduate, a degree or equivalent level of education or similar relevant experience Desirable – Experience in book-keeping, accounting, treasurer responsibilities and charity law Desirable Skills/Aptitudes
– Understanding of, and an ability to develop, good relationships and work with representatives of the churches in the Diocese regardless of their church traditions Essential – Excellent IT competency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel Essential – Highly organised, able to work to tight deadlines and manage conflicting priorities Essential – Ability to deal sensitively and diplomatically with a range of people Essential – An understanding of diversity and cross-cultural dynamics Essential – Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality Essential – An understanding of, and a commitment to the promotion of, the principles and practice of Christian generosity and giving and a willingness to teach others Desirable – A willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends as required Desirable – A car driver, or able to travel to all parishes within the Diocese Desirable – An understanding of the challenges facing local churches Desirable – An understanding of the range of digital giving technologies available to churches Desirable
Character and personal qualities – In sympathy with the ethos of the Church of England and comfortable engaging with a worshipping community Essential – Have a clear customer-focused outlook Essential – Be self-motivated, with the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team Essential
Any Other Duties
– The post holder may be required to work occasional evenings and weekends as required. – A core value of Diocesan staff is collaborative team working. The responsibilities outlined above cannot totally encompass or define all tasks which may be required of the post-holder, and you may be asked to perform any other duty as directed from time to time.

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