Carers Network is recruiting for the post of Head of Fundraising and Communications

Carers Network

Head of Fundraising and Communications

£35,000 – £38,000

W10 4JL

Caring is more than just a job. It’s more than going for the prescriptions; it’s more than doing the shopping or helping the person you care for dress. It’s a commitment to someone. It’s supporting their emotional and physical needs and helping them retain their pride and dignity. Carers Network’s vision is that every unpaid carer is recognised and leads a healthy, fulfilling life with control over their caring role.

We have been working with carers for 25 years to provide information, advice and support, along with social events, training, activities and other services to ensure that carers are well informed, supported and healthy.

We are now looking for a Head of Fundraising and Communications to act on and deliver our new strategy, aiming to develop significantly more voluntary income projects for the beneficiary carers, including health and wellbeing, training, befriending and outreach services with partner organisations.

Working in a small, friendly and dynamic team of 22 people the post holder will report directly to the CEO and will line manage a Marketing and Communications Officer. In this diverse and varied role the post holder will spend the majority of their time (80%) working with prospective donors including charitable trusts, grants and corporate partners, working to an income target of £100,000.

You will also play a key part in shaping and delivering a compelling, tangible communications strategy, highlighting the vital work of Carers Network and ensuring first class supporter journey experience, whilst delivering timely fundraising & impact reports (20%).

This role would best suit a first class fundraiser who is keen to expand their experience and knowledge across the board, confident in delivering six figure bids and line management, and a distinguished communicator.

If you feel you would be a good fit and are keen to apply, write a tailored CV and supporting statement and email these, along with a completed equal opportunities monitoring form that can be downloaded here, to Carers Network at info@carers-network.org.uk

We will meet you at your earliest convenience rather than waiting until the closing date.

Download person specification and job description here

Carers Network is recruiting for the post of an administrative volunteer

Carers Network is seeking an IT savvy volunteer to assist the Administrator with day-to-day administrative duties, such as working with spreadsheets and entering information on our database.

Duties include:

  • Data entry (Excel and online database)
  • Contacting carers by phone
  • Taking calls and monitoring our generic email address
  • Office filing
  • Help with mail-outs
  • Supporting staff at carer events

Person Specification:

  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook packages
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident and polite telephone manner
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks with attention to detail
  • Interest in Carers Network’s work supporting unpaid carers

What will you get out of this role?

In this role you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in general administration as well as gain experience of working in a busy, friendly and professional organisation. We will provide training and support, references, and travel and lunch expenses if you are able to commit to more than half a day volunteering per week. If you have specific skills you would like to develop, you will have the chance to discuss this with the staff member supervising you.

You will be required one day per week for a minimum of three months.

How to apply

To apply for this volunteering opportunity, email your CV and covering letter to info@carers-network.org.uk

For more information please call us on 020 8960 3033.

Carers Network is an equal opportunity employer and service provider that recognises and celebrates diversity. We particularly welcome applications from unpaid carers and from residents of Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the City of London. This role can include contact with vulnerable adults and we may therefore apply for a DBS check.