HEY Children’s University seeks ‘passionate and innovative’ community fundraiser

24th Jan

Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University, which has grown significantly over the past few years, is looking to further its community engagement by recruiting a passionate, dedicated and innovative community and events fundraiser.  

The charity says it is looking for a vibrant, resilient, creative and confident individual with fantastic communication skills and a real love of working with people. They must be able to work independently and use their own initiative, but must also be open to working collaboratively in a small team.

Reporting to the director of development, the community and events fundraiser will be responsible for generating income from the local community, including implementing an outstanding stewardship programme for donors, inspiring others to donate and raising general awareness of the charity both digitally and in person.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and confident fundraiser with excellent communication skills and experience of developing strong relationships while working towards the achievement of targets. Other desired qualities include a proven track record in achieving financial and non-financial targets, excellent negotiating and influencing skills, experience of managing events and working with volunteers, and understanding and experience of budgeting.

The HEY Children’s University strives to give every child the opportunities they deserve, no matter what circumstances they were born into. Many children in our region do not have the same opportunities that other children have in the UK. Many have never been much further than the street in which they live and some children will never visit another city until they reach adulthood. Because of this, some children don’t have any aspirations for the future.

The charity gives local children the opportunities that they otherwise wouldn’t have and gives them the chance to discover their interests and talents- the chance to create their own dreams. The charity aims to light up every path that a child could take and show them their options. Despite what the name implies, HEY Children’s University is about ensuring that children know about all the pathways into careers: be that an apprenticeship, starting their own business, working their way up in a company or attending college or university.

HEY Children’s University offers a diverse range of experiences that are designed to raise aspirations, confidence and self-esteem. Some of these experiences include days at local businesses where the children learn about the industry, meet the staff and take part in a range of activities. The charity also gives children the chance to visit other cities such as London and Edinburgh, offering sleepovers in exciting venues such as the Natural History Museum and the HMS Belfast battleship.

To apply for this role, or for more information, email rosanna.james@hull.ac.uk with your CV and covering letter by Monday, February 13.

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