Community Engagement & Fundraising Officer

  • Fundraising tags

Closing date: Friday 26 August 2022
Location: Home working/office in Warwick/visiting sites across Warwickshire
Hours: 35 hours per week (including outside of normal office hours)
Salary: From £25,000 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Interview date: Tuesday 6 September 2022

Job description

Holidays: 23 days annual leave (increasing to 25 days after 4 years’ service) plus additional 2 days at Christmas, plus 8 bank holidays
Reports to: Administration and Finance Manager

About us

Warwickshire Vision Support is the primary local charity for people living with sight loss in Warwickshire. We offer a holistic seamless service from the point of diagnosis, through visual impairment rehabilitation to long term social support to ensure that any person with a visual impairment gets the support they need, when they need it.

We provide a range of services, including Vision Support (drop-in) Centres, Recreational Clubs, Home Visitor and Telephone Befriending Services, Advocacy and Hospital Advice Desks. As a Fundraising Officer, you will play a key role in sourcing funding for the delivery of these services.

We take seriously our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all and are committed to ensuring safeguarding practice here reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and Warwickshire Safeguarding

Board requirements.

We believe that diversity and engagement is not only the right thing to do but is the only way we can achieve our goals. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all backgrounds and cultures.


Purpose and context of the role

The Community Engagement and Fundraising Officer is responsible for raising the profile of the charity and is so doing, attracting interest in the charity in the form of increased engagement and fundraising. This is a key role that will play an important part in the future success of the charity.


Main Responsibilities

  1. Raise the profile of the charity and the services we provide by developing and leading promotional campaigns (on radio, television, newspapers, social media etc).
  2. Represent and showcase the charity at community and business events across the county (this includes events which are held during evenings and weekends).
  3. Achieve agreed levels of fundraising by generating and supporting one off and ongoing fundraising opportunities amongst business, communities and individuals.
  4. Create and lead new and imaginative projects that will complement the range of services we provide, enhance the reputation of the charity and attract funding.
  5. Support the Marketing and Communications Officer in developing and delivering communication campaigns that raise the profile of the charity.
  6. Support the Volunteering Coordinator on initiatives that raise the profile of the charity and raise levels of interest in volunteering for the charity.
  7. Develop networks and relationships that promote interest in supporting the charity through legacies and other gifts.
  8. Prepare reports which provide updates on progress against targets, and analysis of how funds generated have been used on specific projects.
  9. Any other reasonable duties that are commensurate with the level and responsibilities of the role.


Person Specification



Good level of general education


Chartered Inst of Fundraising




  • Developing effective community based sector relationships and networks
  • Fundraising and meeting visual impairment agreed targets
  • Working as part of a people busy multidisciplinary team
  • Managing competing priorities successfully
  • Developing new ideas or concepts into detailed plans
  • Creating fundraising campaigns and plans
  • Using modern IT hardware and software
  • Presenting to different audiences


  • Working in the charity sector
  • Working with a charity supporting people with a visual impairement
  • Presenting to groups of people
  • Managing projects


Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent communication skills and ability to present information clearly and with confidence
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to build effective and productive relationships
  • Able to work under pressure to strict deadlines, managing competing demands and retaining a focus on outcomes
  • Well organised and ability to build plans to deliver objectives successfully
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate and inspire others


  • Report writing skills




  • Must be able to accommodate some visual impairment weekend and evening hours
  • Full clean driving licence communities (unless VI)


  • Lived experience of visual impairement
  • Knowledge of Warwickshire and it’s communities

If you would like an informal discussion regarding this exciting role, please contact Deb Kerrison.


This job description is to illustrate the primary duties and responsibilities of the job. This document reflects the job content at time of writing and will be subject to periodic change in the light of changing operational requirements. Such changes will be discussed with the jobholder and the job description amended accordingly.

We accept a broad range of application methods to include, but not limited to, submitting a CV and covering letter, a video recording or voice note setting out how your experience and skills will make you successful in this role. If you have any questions on how to submit any of the above, please call or email Deb Kerrison, Admin and Finance Manager who will be happy to assist further.

Last Update 1 August 2022

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company pension
  • Sick pay
  • Work from home



  • Monday to Friday


COVID-19 considerations:

Adhering to current guidelines

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Warwick, CV34 4SL: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)



For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Warwickshire Vision Support website:

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