This is a new role and an opportunity for someone to be involved in a range of tasks from fundraising, events management and communication for the charity that owns and operates Bridgemead, our nursing home by the river in central Bath.
Bridgemead was opened 30 years ago. Its aim was and is to provide a Christian community for Bath residents needing to move into a well-managed nursing and residential care home. Bridgemead is that home-from-home. We have continued to provide good care in our Covid-free home throughout the pandemic in our city centre, riverside location.
However, as we look ahead we also need to address the increased flood risk, arising from the impact of climate change. With that in mind we have designed and tested a range of flood defence options. Our agreed design is progressing through the final design stages and we have begun the task of raising the nearly £1 million required to complete the works. We are fortunate in having the platform of the 30 years’ celebration events to launch our efforts.
You will provide support to the Fundraising Team (a sub-committee of the volunteer trustees) maintaining close ties with the Home Manager, and with the Friends of Bridgemead. You will be managing volunteers and contacts with donors. You will be working with others to organise events including attending some and handling the resultant follow up.
Self starter and well motivated.
Proven multi-tasking and prioritisation skills.
Effective communication skills, including writing emails, letters, leaflets and using social media.
Strong interpersonal skills - able to interact with rich donors and volunteers, church leaders and members, trustees and other advisers or suppliers.
Solid IT skills including using and maintaining database software.
Understanding of and empathy with our values.
Some experience of initiating and organising events would be useful.
Some experience of fundraising would be useful.
Some experience of volunteering would be an advantage.
Awareness of GDPR and its implications in data management and consents required would be an advantage.
Adequate flexibility to allow evening or weekend working - events, volunteer contact, etc.
If you can drive and have a car (or cargo bike) that will be advantageous but is by no means essential.
Fundraising and Events Officer
£25,000 - £30,000 per year, pro rata
Part-time, Fixed Term 1 year
Bridgemead and working from home
Friday, 15 April 2022