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save the family

Fundraising and Events Co-ordinator

Salary: £20,000 per annum pro rata.
Benefits: Contributory healthcare plan and pension, free on-site gym, subsidised lunches on Thursdays and employee benefits through Perkbox.
Contract: This is a permanent post, subject to the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period.
Hours of work: 25 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 5 hours per day. Hours may be negotiable; however, the successful candidate will be required to work flexibly and work evenings and weekends when required.
Location: Just outside Chester city centre.

About Save the Family

Save the Family is a charity based in Cheshire. We provide a safe community environment combined with tailored mentoring to homeless and vulnerable families. The help offered includes access to training, employment support and issue led support enabling families to get back on their feet and move forward with confidence.

About the role

Save the Family have an exciting opportunity for a Fundraising and Events Co-ordinator to join our team, based just outside Chester city centre. The successful candidate will raise the profile of Save the Family through a programme of fundraising, events and social media posts, with the ultimate aim of increasing income for the Charity.

This role will involve organising and promoting quality events and working actively in the community and with partners, corporates and others to identify an attractive and varied programme of events in order to raise the profile of the Charity, increase revenue and identify development opportunities.

The Fundraising and Events Co-ordinator will utilise a variety of social media platforms to support fundraising, PR and events at the Charity.

To be considered for this role, you will have proven experience of:

  • Monitoring and researching grant making trust opportunities
  • Planning and producing quality applications, bids and proposals
  • Maintaining and monitoring records in line with grant requirements
  • Setting and achieving targets
  • Identifying innovative ways of attracting new sources of donations
  • Successfully managing relationships/partnerships
  • Working with community and other partners as a public face of an organisation
  • Organising a successful programme of events
  • Utilising a variety of social media platforms to raise an organisation’s profile.

You will also have:

  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • A full driving licence with full use of a vehicle.


For more information about the above position

Please click here for the job description (including the person specification) for this role.

To apply for a position

Please send in your CV and covering letter, detailing how you meet the essential criteria, as detailed in the person specification. Please note, applicants who do not demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the role will not be considered for the position.

Candidates must also demonstrate both at the application stage and interview that they are able to positively identify with Save the Family’s values.

We would be grateful if all applicants could fill in our equality and diversity monitoring form

Submitting an application

All CVs, covering letters and equality and diversity monitoring forms to be sent to jobs@savethefamily.uk.com.

For an informal conversation about the above role, please call 01244 333835 / jobs@savethefamily.uk.com.




for two new projects


based mainly in the Frodsham area, 13 hours a week, £10.25 per hour

for a small rural charity providing services for older people

Details www.opalservices.org.uk

Must be initiative, self- sufficient, flexible, computer literate, excellent people skills

With experience of older people, access to transport. Initial 1 year funding

For application form and accompanying information

Contact  info@opalservices.org.uk

Completed application closing date:  midday 8th May 2017

What’s Cooking and New Horizons are Brightlife funded projects delivered by

Rural Community Services (West Cheshire) registered charity 1143753

to reduce social isolation in Cheshire West and Chester.