Since 1973, Edinburgh Women’s Aid has provided a safe and friendly place for women and children who are at risk of domestic abuse to turn to for support, information and refuge accommodation if required. Set up by women, for women, Edinburgh Women’s Aid is approaching 50 years of heroism, survivors, courage and support for children.
As part of the Women’s Aid network, they work diligently to change attitudes and the legal system. Edinburgh Women’s Aid campaign tirelessly to bring the issues of domestic abuse from behind closed doors and have it recognised as a crime. Although attitudes are changing and domestic abuse is more openly acknowledged, there is still a long way to go as over 2,000 women and 150 children in Edinburgh alone used the services last year.
The charity is driven to develop a society free from domestic abuse and ensure women and children have the right to live their lives free from all forms of violence and abuse and any violation of this is a violation of the rights of women and children. They aim to achieve this through practical and emotional support, information and advice to women and any accompanying children, and through raising awareness of domestic abuse. Edinburgh Women’s Aid fund their incredible work through a variety of revenue streams. All are important and valuable sources of income that allow the charity to provide its services and support those in need.
The Community Fundraiser at Edinburgh Women’s Aid must bring enthusiasm and focus as they ensure the community of supporters has an excellent experience raising money for the charity through different community fundraising opportunities, events and initiatives. They will encourage repeat support and motivate individuals to raise as much money as possible. Their work will engage and motive new and existing supporters and build sustainable relationships that ensure long-term support for the charity.
Edinburgh Women’s Aid require the Community Fundraiser to have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in either a community fundraising or similar role that is focused on community engagement. You will be providing excellent donor care and stewardship to supporters and must show experience in this area alongside an ability to build sustainable working relationships, both internally and externally. You must show experience working across teams and departments, inspiring, engaging and enabling colleagues to achieve results. The role will see you speak publicly and you must be confident in your ability to effectively articulate the need for support to a wide audience. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to network effectively will be essential. The many different aspects of the role – stewarding donors, securing new community fundraising opportunities, delivering events and delivering engaging initiatives with the community, will require you to be proactive, motivated and organised with strong time-management skills. You will also be able to work calmly under pressure and deliver results to a high standard.
Women only need to apply under schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.
Please email us at [email protected] or call us on 01786 542 224 to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.
You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.
Closing date: Midday, Wednesday 7th July
Interview date: Friday 16th July
This search is being conducted exclusively for Edinburgh Women’s Aid by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.