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Church Engagement Fundraising Officer - Hampshire and Surrey

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This is a full-time remote role, working 35 hours per week in and around the Hampshire and Surrey region.  Applicants must be able to travel easily within Hampshire and Surrey and undertake evening and weekend work.

About us

There’s never been a better time to join Christian Aid’s Fundraising & Supporter Engagement Department. We would say that, wouldn’t we? But we mean it. Despite the challenges we’ve all faced over recent years, we have grown income and smashed our targets, making a transformational impact for people in poverty. Your next career step could see you joining our passionate and energetic team of poverty-fighters. We inspire more than 250,000 supporters and thousands of supporting churches to raise more than £40 million annually to tackle the root causes of extreme poverty.

We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, and recognise the value this brings in forming strong, creative and high performing teams. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, and from those with experience from outside of the voluntary sector. And no, you don’t have to be Christian to work here – we encourage people of all faiths and none to apply. We just ask that everyone lives out our values of dignity, equality, justice and love. We value a good work-life balance, so we’re open to part-time and flexible working. We also offer hybrid working for our office-based colleagues and the option of being a homeworker for most of our roles too. 

Want to know more about what it’s like to work here? Click here to hear directly from some of our amazing colleagues. 

Learn about our vision, mission and values 

About the role

Church Engagement and Fundraising Officers (CEFO) inspire churches and individuals to be agents of change within Christian Aid, to live our values and mission to overcome poverty. Your role will  offer bespoke support, often face-to-face, to a defined set of churches and Christian Aid groups enabling and enriching their contributions. As a CEFO you will  motivate churches, groups and individuals to give, act and pray  building on the agency of supporters and developing volunteers within their area of work.

About you

If you have a passion for tackling injustice and experience in the areas of fundraising and you have an understating of church life, have a natural gift for building relationships and working with volunteers. You will be comfortable with analyzing and interpreting information and data. We hope that this sounds like the right role for you, If so, we would love to hear from you. 

Further information

At Christian Aid we strive to be an inclusive and diverse employer and recognise the value that this brings in helping to build strong, creative and high performing teams.

We are actively encouraging racialised minorities, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people with caring responsibilities, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, and older workers to apply. This is because these groups are under-represented within our teams, especially at senior level, and we recognise and value the contributions members of these groups make to strong, creative and high performing teams. 

We have a strong Christian ethos and we encourage applications from all faiths and none (with the exception of Director positions where there is a genuine occupational requirement to be a practicing Christian - Exempted under the Equality Act 2010).

All successful candidates will require a DBS/police check appropriate to the role and location and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. We also participate in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information as part of the referencing process from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

This role requires applicants to have the right to live and work in the country where this position is based and undertake the role that you have been offered. If you are successful and we make you an offer for the role, we will be required to conduct a right to work check on your immigration status in the UK. We will contact you regarding the documentation you will need to provide to evidence this.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.


 

Quick check

  • Salary (full time):
    £37,343
  • Type of contract:
    Permanent
  • Contracted hours:
    35
  • Location:
    Various (UK)
  • Closing date:
    3 March 2024
  • Interview date:
    12 March 2024
 
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As a volunteer, you will receive:
  • Support and supervision from a named contact within Christian Aid
  • Appropriate induction and training for your volunteering role.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses as agreed.
  • Our regular volunteers e-newsletter
  • Access to our Volunteers’ Hub for all our latest news, events and resources
Christian Aid is a Living Wage Employer
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