Fundraising and Events Officer

1625 Independent People
£ 27,803- £ 29,269
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 24 April, 2024 - 23:45
Contract Type: 
Full Time
Details of Role: 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the fundraising team at 1625 Independent People. The main purpose of this role is to support 1625 to raise vital unrestricted funds and pro-bono support, so the charity is able to deliver life changing projects to young people across the Southwest.

You will be pro-actively building relationships with businesses, individuals and community groups around Bristol and the surrounding areas. You will co-ordinate and attend fundraising events and ensure that young people are at the centre of all of our fundraising efforts. We also have two regular team office days per week.

You will be leading on our biggest fundraiser of the year, Sleep Out. Through this and other events, and guided by our fundraising strategy, you will develop new and existing relationships. These relationships will help raise vital funds and also secure valuable pro-bono and volunteering support. 

You will be comfortable managing a varying workload and working with a wide range of people both internally and externally. By meeting people in person and attending events throughout the year, you will build support and champion the work that we do.  

You will be detail orientated in your delivery and be driven to produce high quality events and fundraising communications.  

This is a full-time role, and flexible working is supported. 

Please find full details of how to apply via our website in the advert below. The deadline for application submissions is Wednesday 24 April 2024 at 23:59.

We are striving to better represent the young people we support and therefore are particularly keen to increase applications from ethnic minority groups, Muslim and male candidates as they are currently under-represented in our organisation. We also encourage applications from people with relevant lived experience. 

If you need an adjustment to be made to any part of the recruitment process, please let us know as soon as possible. 

Who are we?
We are a leading youth homelessness charity based in the Southwest, working with over 1,500 young people. At 1625 we are driven by Social Justice and Passion: we strive to do something that matters and take pride in seeing the results of our work in social outcomes and improving young people’s lives.

What you will be doing:

  • Delivering a range of fundraising campaigns.
  • Building strong relationships with businesses, individuals and community groups through regular meetings with key partners.
  • Bringing creativity to the fundraising strategy!
  • Working with our Communications and Marketing Officer to deliver an effective marketing campaign for all fundraising activities.
  • Identifying meaningful volunteering opportunities for supporters. 
  • Ensuring the Customer Relationship system (CRM) is up to date. 

You will be in the Funding and Communications Team and your line manager will be Katy Greenlaw, Communications and Community Fundraising Manager.

At 1625ip we are led by our Competency Development Framework. This connects our values to our behaviours in everything we do and gives us the tools to develop. The framework ensures our recruitment is better informed, applications and interviews are behaviourally based, and job profiles are developed on the ‘how’ of a job. 

No prior fundraising experience? No problem! We believe in your potential and are committed to providing training and support to help you thrive. If you have transferrable skills and you are interested in this role, but you are worried about the application process, please get in touch with us. We encourage you to have an informal chat with the recruiting manager to discuss how your personal or professional experience and skills could be transferred to this role. Details of how you can do that are further down in this advert.

Contract details: 

  • Hours per week: 37.5 per week
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Pay: £ 27,803- £ 29,269 per annum
  • The location: You will be based in Kingsley Hall, in Old Market, close to Bristol’s main train and bus stations as well as the vibrant city centre. There is also flexibility and support to manage working from home.

A few benefits at 1625ip
In return for your dedication, we offer:

  • A generous annual leave entitlement of 30 days per annum plus all Bank Holidays
  • Employee Health Cash Plan 
  • A supportive and approachable team with an emphasis on colleague wellbeing 

“I feel grateful to work here every day! The work feels useful and worthwhile, and I feel like I am able to make a difference for our young people” (From Colleague Wellbeing Survey 2023).

“I couldn’t be happier with the opportunities and support I have received in my career progression that has led me to my dream job!” See what other colleagues have said about their career development with us, here. 

Important dates: 
•    Application deadline closes: 23:59, Wednesday 24 April 2024.
•    If you have not heard from us by Monday 29 April 2024, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 
•    Interviews are on Thursday 02 May 2024 or Wednesday 08 May 2024. 

How to Apply: 

Application information
Ready to see yourself in this rewarding role? We can’t wait to hear from you.

  • To access the Job Pack and submit an application, please visit the vacancy page on our website. 
  • You will be asked to answer 4 amount questions at the end of the Word application form. These are required to ensure your application can be shortlisted. 
  • Please note the online e-application form cannot be saved so we recommend you prepare your Word application form before you start filling in the e-form.
  • Please get in touch with us if a hard copy of the application form would be preferred. We will organise a time for you to collect it from and return it to Kingsley Hall (our main office in Old Market). An online application will then be created for you. 

Contact us:

Equal opportunities for everyone:
We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers and encourage applications. 
As an organisation who safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. We comply fully with the DBS code of practice and undertake to treat all applications for positions fairly. For successful candidates with a criminal record, a risk assessment process will take place with the recruiting manager.  

We also pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. 

Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information.   

Contact Person: 
Katy Greenlaw
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 317 8800
Postal Address: 
Kingsley Hall – Head Office 59 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 0ER