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Job: Vacancy: Community Fundraising and Communications Coordinator, 22 hrs/wk, £19k–20k pro rata – LASSN. Deadline: 9am Monday 23rd June 2024

 

Vacancy: Community Fundraising and Communications Coordinator

Salary: NJC Scale SO1 SCP23 – SCP25 pro rata (£19,072 – £20,183 actual)

Hours: 22 hours a week

Location: LASSN office (22-23 Blayds Yard Leeds LS1 4AD)

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 23rd June 2024

 This post is funded from LASSN’s unrestricted reserves and is offered on a fixed-term contract for 12 months. The future of this role will depend on the success of the post holder in securing funds to pay for their role beyond this fixed term and the value the role has added to LASSN’s work.  

LASSN is looking for someone to help raise the profile of LASSN’s work, share the impact of our work, and inspire and support community fundraising activities to support LASSN’s work.

The Community Fundraising and Communications Coordinator will  

  • lead on LASSN’s Community Fundraising – responsible for developing and delivering a community fundraising strategy that maximises the amount of funds generated by volunteers and supporters, local community groups and individuals.
  • Lead on the implementation (and review) of LASSN’s communications strategy – ensuring that 
    • LASSN’s staff, volunteers and experts by lived experience, are central to the production and promotion of LASSN’s key messages. 
    • the work and impact of LASSN are shared effectively with key audiences, 
    • It supports and enhances LASSN’s fundraising efforts. 

The person we appoint will

  • Share LASSN’s commitment to ensuring asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants at risk of harm are safe, respected, supported and empowered to rebuild their lives free of persecution;
  • Have a successful track record of identifying and supporting individuals, groups and institutions to raise funds for values-led organisations or charities like LASSN.
  • Be an excellent communicator, in person, online, and in print, and be committed to building the confidence and capabilities of everyone at LASSN.
  • Understand the strengths and potential of different communication platforms (e.g., print, social media, film) and be able to use these to convey the values and impact of LASSN’s work.
  • Enjoy working flexibly in a small, friendly team – and alongside 300 motivated and talented volunteers and supporters from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Be a confident self-starter, able to design, plan and deliver campaigns – and to enthuse and engage other people.
  • Have a commitment to helping ordinary people find ways to make Leeds a friendlier, more welcoming city.    

Their can-do approach and ability to complete tasks to agreed deadlines will play a key role in the smooth running of a team that values diversity, kindness, and high standards of support.            

For an application pack, LASSN’s website lassn.org.uk/jobs or phone Jon Beech on 07845 298047 for an informal conversation about the role.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV with a cover letter of no more than 1200 words, demonstrating how they meet the personal specification and job description to [email protected] with the subject “Application CF&COMMS + your name”. 

 

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 23rd June 2024

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 5pm on Friday 27th June 2024

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 9th July 2024

 

People with lived experience of migration and relevant skills and experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Leeds Asylum Seekers’ Support Network: Charity Number 1092647

 

 

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