Post Title:    Fundraising and Communication Officer

Grade:    £22,000 pro rata + pension

Hours:    18.5 hours

Supervisory Responsibility:     None

Reports to:    Chief Executive Officer


Purpose of Job:

The Fundraising and Communications Officer is responsible for supporting fundraising and communications strategy for the organisation. Reporting to the CEO the postholder takes a lead role in generating a smart and effective strategy for the financial stability of the organisation through a variety of ways;

Fundraising for the four themed areas working closely with the CEO and the leadership team

Establishing a donations platform and developing a corporate fundraising opportunity.



Fundraising (80% of time)

  • Establish a portfolio and play a key role in sourcing bidding opportunities and writing detailed bids
  • Support the CEO to deliver fundraising campaigns linked to our themed areas
  • Build the profile of campaigns
  • Support the CEO to deliver bespoke appeals
  • Can work to fund raising targets and deadlines
  • Help to create, organise, and build resources that support the Fundraising and Communication Strategy
  • Build good relationships with all kinds of donors and supporters; face to face, phone, email, and letter
  • Where appropriate, attend functions to support community fundraising and to act as a Visionary representative that continues to build the strength of the organisation
  • Maintain accurate records around fundraising; provide and use data to analyse and improve the performance of fundraising activities
  • Manage the Fundraising email inbox and phone calls; direct queries as appropriate


Communications (30% of time)

  • Support the CEO to deliver the Communications strategy, which aims to build the credibility and visibility of GL Communities focusing on web, social media, and print
  • Support our ITC worker to continue to build, update and develop areas of our website
  • Deepen supporter engagement through the creative use of written and visual resources e.g. video, photos, articles etc across all channels e.g. for e-newsletters and other media
  • Develop GL Communities social media presence and impact
  • Identify and curate case studies and other stories from our activities e.g. events; liaise with internal teams, volunteers, people who use our services etc
  • Identify and pursue new opportunities to raise GL Communities profile e.g. PR and Media opportunities
  • Maintain accurate records around communications; provide and use data to analyse and improve the performance of activities
  • Manage the Information email inbox and phone calls; direct queries as appropriate


Please note:

  • This role includes some out of hours working e.g. evenings and weekends to support events, agreed in advance with Line Manager and eligible for Time Off in Lieu



  • This is a forward-facing role in a small and busy team.
  • You will bring your willingness to work hard and get involved, your creativity, sound organisational skills, and your ability and confidence to communicate well with people.


  • One year’s work experience in either fundraising, sales, marketing, or communications function
  • Excellent inter-personal skills; face to face, phone, email
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent IT skills, with experience of using MS Office and social media platforms on a range of devices
  • Self-motivation and tenacity


To apply for this position please download application and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post it to:

' Fundraising and Communication Application'
GL Communities
Advice & Resource Centre
Norbury Avenue

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Closing date : 21st June

Shrort Listing : 24th/25th June

Interviews :  2nd/3rd/4th July