17.5 hours per week
£25,000 p/a (pro rata at 2.5 days per week)
Flexible working arrangements available
Contract until 31st March 2012,
with possibility of extension
Greenwich Mencap is a registered charity campaigning for and delivering services in accordance with
the needs, wishes, aspirations and rights of children, young people and adults with learning disabilities.
While the majority of services are commissioned by the local authority, the organisation is required to
fundraise a substantial amount each year in order to continue to deliver this important work. The
fundraising officer will have responsibility for creative income generation through charitable and social
The role of the Fundraising Officer will include:
Developing and co-ordinating a programme of fundraising activities across the year.
Engaging and co-ordinating members and volunteers in fundraising activities
Establish mechanisms for encouraging and facilitating regular donations
Co-ordinating the existing ebay sales and the wills and legacies fundraising initiatives.
Further information and application packs can be obtained by calling 020 8305 2245 and speaking to
the Central Services Co-ordinator, Ben Sloan or the Director of Services, Rebecca Linton. Alternatively
email firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying the role in which you are interested.
Applications close 9am, 8 Aug 2011. Interviews will be held between Aug 9 and Aug 19.
Please send completed applications to: Central Services Coordinator, Greenwich Mencap, Trafalgar
Road, Greenwich London SE10 9EQ. Mark the envelope ‘Fundraising Officer’
Or email them to email@example.com
Greenwich Mencap takes the safety of children and vulnerable adults seriously. References may be
sought prior to interview, and this post requires an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure. It is a
requirement that Greenwich Mencap sees proof of qualifications. Greenwich Mencap is an equal
Greenwich Mencap, The Forum, Trafalgar Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9EQ.
Affiliated to Royal Mencap. Registered Charity No 802103. Private Limited Company Registered in England and Wales No 2408836
Position: Fundraising Officer
Hours per week: 17.5 Hours per week. Flexible working arrangements available.
Salary: £25,000 pro rata at 2.5 days per week
Contract: Position is funded until 31st of March 2012. Possibility of extension subject
to demonstration of ability to fundraise to cover, and in excess of the costs of this
Reporting to: Central Services Co-ordinator
Greenwich Mencap is a registered charity campaigning for and delivering services in
accordance with the needs, wishes, aspirations and rights of children, young people
and adults with learning disabilities. While the majority of services are
commissioned, the organisation is required to fundraise a substantial amount each
year in order to continue to deliver this important work. The fundraising officer will
have responsibility for creative income generation through charitable and social
Oversee and expand the existing ebay sales project.
Co-ordination of the wills and legacies fundraising initiatives, including
promotion, reviewing material and monitoring and recording commitments.
Develop and maintain charitable relationships with local business, services and
Establish mechanisms for encouraging and facilitating regular donations through
a range of media including written material, websites and other forms of
Identify and establish partnership fundraising initiatives with other local and
Develop and co-ordinate a programme of fundraising activities across the year.
Maintain an up to date awareness of new schemes to support charitable
fundraising and use this to maximise Greenwich Mencap’s fundraising potential.
Engage members and volunteers in fundraising activities
Work in partnership with the Central Services Co-ordinator and Book-keeper to
maintain accurate records of all fundraising activities and outcomes.
Develop and implement effective mechanisms for monitoring fundraising
activities, including a donor database.
Identify innovative mechanisms for expanding fundraising base.
Work in partnership with management to identify specific fundraising campaigns
as well as fundraising towards core costs of the organisation.
To undertake training as required of the role.
To keep management informed of progress and any change in circumstances
regarding the planning of events or relationships with donors and fundraising
To work in accordance with and actively promote the values of Greenwich
Mencap, including equal opportunities and diversity.
To actively participate in supervisions with management and team meetings, and
bring to attention any potential areas of risk or concern.
To work within the framework of Greenwich Mencap’s policies and procedures,
particularly in terms of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
Other duties that may arise in the course of meeting the requirements of this
Person Specification for Fundraising Officer
1. Educated to degree level and/or significant relevant work experience within
Skills, knowledge and experience
2. Evidenced understanding of fundraising within a voluntary sector context.
3. Proven experience of developing and co-ordinating community and corporate
fundraising activities and events
4. Demonstrated knowledge of community and event fundraising techniques and
understanding of existing and emerging systems for fundraising, such as payroll
5. Demonstrated proficiency in a range of information technology related functions
and tools including projection equipment, website maintenance, Microsoft
Office, email and internet research.
6. Clear experience of co-ordinating volunteers and working with fundraising
7. Excellent communication skills evidenced through the ability to develop and
present information in different formats – written, spoken, electronic, etc - to
8. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain good relationships with a diverse
range of people from all backgrounds, particularly potential and existing donors,
fundraising partners, customers, staff and volunteers
9. Proven ability of meeting income generation targets, working to an agreed
10. Evidenced experience of using a fundraising database to build relationships,
monitor progress and record donor details
11. Excellent organisational skills, including the proven ability to prioritise tasks,
manage workload and work to deadlines
12. Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with management staff and align
fundraising work with broader strategic objectives.
13. Demonstrated understanding of the value of training, team meetings supervision
and line management support and direction, and commitment to engage with
14. Evidenced understanding of equal opportunities and valuing diversity,
particularly as it applies to people with learning disabilities, and ability to put this
into practice as a Fundraising Officer.
15. Proven awareness of the value of working in partnership with people with
learning disabilities and their families, volunteers, colleagues, and other
professionals and services, and ability to put this into practice as a Fundraising
About Greenwich Mencap
Greenwich Mencap is a voluntary organisation, affiliated to Royal Mencap, that
works with and for adults and children with learning disabilities and their families.
Established 60 years ago by parents of children with a learning disability, we
campaign to ensure that the rights of people with learning disabilities are respected
and that their voices are heard. In the past year, we have reached over 400 families
of people with a learning disability across the borough of Greenwich. Our services
Enabling children with learning disabilities to access mainstream leisure facilities. We
work with the child and the leisure provider to enable the child to be included and
Weekend sports and activities for 12-18 year-olds with a learning disability, and their
siblings, using the gym, swimming pool and studio in Thamesmere Leisure Centre.
Children choose the activities, fully supported by Greenwich Mencap staff.
Choice & Control
Support Planners who can assist someone with a learning disability to plan the
perfect package of support, tailor-made to fit their needs. People use their Individual
Budget or Direct Payment to pay for this support.
Let’s Sort It Out
Advice and support to adults with a learning disability, ranging from advocacy and
benefits advice to form-filling and support around issues both specific and generic.
Let’s Sort It Out also uses volunteers to offer low-level support on an ongoing basis
to adults with learning disabilities. Another part of Let’s Sort It Out is Committee
Plus, the group of adults with a learning disability who help steer Greenwich
Mencap, and who organise regular information and consultation events for anyone
with a learning disability in Greenwich.
Sessional Support Services
Trained Support Workers who spend time on a regular basis with someone with a
learning disability, seeing new sights, trying new things, gaining new skills, or simply
helping them to lead the life they want to lead.
Greenwich Mencap are part of WorkTrain, an employment service for adults with a
learning disability lead by The Camden society. We provide travel trainers to enable
someone to learn how to travel independently, and can provide workplace mentors
who can stay with someone in the workplace, offering them the extra support they
Riverwood is our day service for adults with learning disabilities. At our workshop in
Woolwich, adults with learning disabilities turn waste wood into household and
garden items. We also take on commissions or larger requests, and have completed
contracts for local schools, the South East London Green Chain and Tate Modern. We
have also displayed at The Ideal Home Exhibition, Chelsea Flower Show and Grand
We run a weekly lunch-time friendship group, a monthly pub night and a monthly
Games Night for adults with learning disabilities. In addition, we organise several
large parties throughout the year. We also have a weekly Gateway Club for adults
with learning disabilities.
Staffing and Volunteers
We employ approximately 30 staff, on a full-time, part-time or sessional basis. All
staff hold an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check. Volunteers, both with and
without learning disabilities, are an integral part of our work, whether in the office,
at Riverwood, on our events or out around the borough. This provides a strong link
to our local community at large.