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    Community Fundraiser

    Based: Leeds 

    Salary: £26,000 - £28,000 dependent upon experience

    Hours: 37 hours per week. 

    About Us 

    This is an exciting opportunity to lead on Community Fundraising at Simon on the Streets: An independent charity offering emotional and practical support for homeless and vulnerable people across Leeds and Bradford for over 20 years.

    The last few years have been challenging for most of us. But imagine facing all we have been through, homeless and with no support network or place to turn.

    Securing the income necessary to help us provide hope for those without a voice and support those facing homelessness across West Yorkshire has never been more important.

    We are recruiting for the role of Community Fundraiser - a new role for us as an organisation and with bags of scope. This opportunity comes at a great point in our journey.

    What We Can Offer You

    We offer a wide range of benefits:

    • Salary of £26,000 - £28,000
    • 25 days annual leave increasing one day per year up to 28 days plus bank holidays. Plus additional day for Birthday
    • Flexible working
    • Pension scheme
    • Access to counselling

    Main Responsibilities of our Community Fundraiser 

    The successful and passionate Community Fundraiser will join our small but hugely dedicated and ambitious team and will take our income generation up a gear.  We are a well-known and well-loved organisation and are looking for someone with the passion and motivation needed to transform our fundraising team and build on the incoming opportunities and relationships with supporters and donors.

    • Working with the Senior Fundraiser to initiate, build and manage relationships with community supporters to maximise and sustain income, providing the highest standards of donor care service throughout.  
    • To process incoming enquiries from community supporters and groups effectively and efficiently, whilst maintaining excellent levels of donor stewardship. 
    • Increase income generated from individual giving fundraising activities to deliver agreed targets.
    • To deliver specific community fundraising products, looking for longer term marketable activities. 
    • To research, approach and source new support from community groups (including schools, faith groups, clubs, pubs, groups, and individuals). 
    • Develop and deliver compelling fundraising activities for these groups to participate in and follow up approaches on the phone and face to face to maximise income.

    Skills & Experience of our Community Fundraiser

    • Demonstrable experience and success in a fundraising role
    • Experience of working in the charity sector
    • A strategic thinker able to create opportunities for engagement and income generation
    • Demonstrable experience in creating and nurturing profitable and successful relationships
    • Interest in and commitment to homelessness and empathy towards the issues and challenges facing Homeless and Vulnerable people
    • Motivated to help effect change for others

    Credible candidates will bring bags of passion and drive; an engaging and inspiring demeanor that lends to relationship development and growth; the ability to captivate an audience with story and case study telling; and a commitment to drive and live the vision and values of the organisation

    Please send a CV and covering letter to to apply for the role.

Join us and support people like Bradley

Bradley has been sleeping on the streets on and off for years. When we first met Bradley, he was restricted from emergency accommodation, as well as several other services, due to his behaviour which was deemed high risk. No-one was working with him.  

Read Bradley's story or see more stories.

"We began meeting Bradley regularly and offering emotional support, someone he could talk to and wouldn’t judge him."