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Job description

We are seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic, creative Fundraising & Communications Officer to join our friendly FunComms team. Flexibility and a positive attitude are essential, along with a desire to learn about fundraising and marketing in a charity. If you're dedicated, proactive and ambitious, FareShare South West is an excellent place to grow your career. 


Main Responsibilities:


  • Support the Fundraising Team to deliver fundraising campaigns, events and appeals.
  • General fundraising administration across all income streams, e.g. sending thank you letters to supporters and answering donor queries.
  • Assist our Supporter Care Officer in the management of our Fundraising database (Donorfy), tracking communications and donor stewardship.
  • Help with monthly processes such as reconciliation of payments and analysing data to support our campaigns.
  • Support the Fundraising Manager by writing grant applications, developing narratives for new programmes and projects, and reporting to funders.
  • Organise fundraising and donor engagement events, liaising with other stakeholders to source pro bono support e.g raffle prizes. 



  • Support the Communications team with the design, content and production of up-to-date marketing materials to support all areas of the organisation.
  • Develop and implement a social media plan. Research trends and opportunities and create and share content (written, graphic design, photos and videos) across all channels to improve our presence and grow our followers. 
  • Develop a variety of fresh and relevant content to keep our website up-to-date, including video, photos and written case studies. 
  • Assist with monitoring engagement, analysing performance and reporting on effectiveness of our comms.  
  • Support the Communications Manager with the circulation and promotion of press releases.
  • Assist with the delivery of internal communications.


Fundraising & Communications

  • Develop and manage the database of case studies.
  • Act as an ambassador for our charity, sharing our values and engaging with the public.
  • Work effectively with staff and volunteers, in particular members of the fundraising team.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties to support the operations of the charity.
  • Support the FunComms team to deliver their overall strategy.
  • Assist on monitoring progress, impact and success against KPIs.


Person Specification

Essential Experience

  • Work experience (paid or volunteering) in communications, marketing, fundraising or relationship-building.
  • Experience in creating content including digital.
  • Strong skills in content writing and graphic design.
  • A familiarity with the best practices of social media and common platforms.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to meet objectives and deadlines.
  • A willingness to do some travelling within the South West.
  • Confidence in answering the phone and responding to incoming enquiries.

​​​​Desirable Experience 

  • Experience gained in a charity or social enterprise.
  • Photography skills.
  • Videography skills.
  • Previous database experience.

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to form good working relations, both internally and externally.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage time, prioritise and plan effectively.
  • Creative thinker.
  • An interest in and commitment to FareShare South West’s mission and core values

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please create a supporting statement to demonstrate your suitability and to explain your interest in both the job and FareShare South West. Send your supporting statement with a copy of your CV to 


Closing date for receipt of applications is 9am, Tuesday 23rd August 2022 
Interviews will take place on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th August 2022.


Fundraising & Communications Assistant


23,304 p.a


37.5 hours per week

Contract Type:

Full-time, fixed term for 12 months


Bristol, Pritchard Street Office

Close Date:

Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Email Contact:

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