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Purpose of Job


OTR gives young people the safe space to be heard and be themselves – providing young people with confidence and the opportunities to have a voice and be the difference.


In this role, you will be the local voice of OTR and you will be excellent at building community relationships.  We are looking for someone who is inspiring and engaging, and who, with time, will have stories of young people at their fingertips. You will be a natural listener, persuasive and creative, with excellent organisational skills.


The role holder will raise the profile of OTR and attract new sources of funding to the organisation. You will be responsible for developing our local community income from individuals, events, local trusts and organisations.


Main Responsibilities


1.     Community Fundraising

    • Use existing and new local organisation networks to develop fundraising opportunities.
    • Develop, promote and manage a calendar of community fundraising activities and events for OTR.
    • Be an inspirational local voice across local business and social networks on behalf of the young people supported by OTR; sharing their stories and experiences to encourage support.
    • Support and encourage local fundraisers throughout their support for OTR, including via local events to recognise supporters.
    • Develop and support a group of volunteer fundraisers to support OTR events and initiatives.


  1. Local Corporate Fundraising
    • Develop and manage a local corporate prospect pipeline for OTR, identifying and engaging with organisations who may be able to support us.
    • Develop effective relationships with corporate supporters, using them to raise levels of awareness of OTR as well as generating income; working with senior management to develop proposals for support.
    • Use the wider OTR team to engage with and thank corporate supporters as required.


  1. General Fundraising

·         Research, apply for and monitor local grant applications or other funding opportunities in the Bath area.

·         Support the development and delivery of our online giving platforms.

·         Work with senior management to set up OTR’s individual giving programme.

·         Create engaging communications, reports and assets that highlight young people’s experiences of OTR and the impact of our services.

·         Support senior management with OTR’s applications for major tenders and contracts.


4.    Planning, Best Practice and Systems

·         Be responsible for delivering and coordinating key strands of OTR’s fundraising plan to secure agreed income targets.

·         Work with senior management to implement OTR’s supporter CRM system.

·         Maintain organised files of all fundraising information, by ensuring that supporter records are up to date and that all relevant data is captured.

·         Undertake fundraising activities in accordance with good practice and within charity law, the Fundraising Code of Practice, GDPR, managing agreements and relationships appropriately.

·         Attend team/ other internal meetings as required, taking a flexible approach to general administrative and support tasks.


5.    General

·         Be an ambassador for Off the Record, actively promoting our vision and work.

·         Ensure the effective implementation of the organisation’s policies and overall organisational objectives, including Health & Safety policies and procedures.

·         Follow safeguarding policies and procedures in all aspects of the work with children and young people.

·         Actively promote good equal opportunities practices across all aspects of the work and take positive steps to counter discrimination however and wherever it occurs.

·         Participate constructively in supervision and staff development opportunities including training and team building initiatives.

·         Promote and enable the active involvement of young people in planning, improving and making decisions about OTR services.

·         Ensure effective and accessible communication with staff, service users and the general public.

·         Contribute to maintaining and developing effective professional relationships both internally and with outside agencies.


About you

We are keen to hear from confident self-starters with previous experience of fundraising; that experience may not fit exactly with the below but we’d love to hear from candidates who can demonstrate the majority of these skills:



·         Community fundraising

·         Event management

·         Prioritising and organising a busy workload

·         Developing engaging content – telling a persuasive story verbally or in words



·         Excellent relationship building skills

·         Excellent verbal communication skills; including the ability to adapt to different audiences

·         Strong written skills across a range of media

·         Strong numeracy skills, including use of Excel

·         Good creative skills

·         Ability to work with social media and online, bringing young people’s experiences alive.

·         Good analytical and data management skills.


Attributes and Behaviours

·         Commitment to the values of OTR

·         Creative, innovative and a problem solver

·         A confident and warm personality


The job description is a general outline of the job duties and responsibilities and may be amended as OTR develops. The post holder maybe required to undertake other additional duties as may be reasonably required from time to time.


Working environment

The post holder will be based in a shared office with access to meeting rooms. You will also attend meetings where relevant in other locations as part of your role.


Terms and Conditions

·         Contract:  Permanent

·         Leave entitlement: 25 days plus 2 discretionary days, plus Public Holiday

·         Pension scheme

·         This post will be based in Bath.  Travel both within and outside the B&NES area is required.

·         Probation:  There is a probation period of six months.

·         Training and development:

o    Access provided to NCVO fundraising guidance and training

o    Training opportunities offered to grow experience across fundraising disciplines

o    Mentoring and support provided through Trustee experienced in fundraising and marketing. (member of the Institute of Fundraising)


Appointments will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced level DBS Disclosure Certificate check, prior to appointment.

Community Fundraiser


£20,865 - £24,000 depending on experience


37 per week

Contract Type:

Full time


Central Bath

Close Date:

Monday, 14 March 2022

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