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Trust Fundraising Volunteer

Closing date: February 25, 2024

About the Role

Role type: Voluntary role, travel expenses reimbursed

Location: Remote, open to applicants eligible to work in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man

Responsible for: N/A

Accountable to: Fundraising Team Lead

About Nightline Association

Nightlines provide an anonymous and confidential listening and information service, run by students for students at their university. They work to improve student mental health and wellbeing and are open at night when no other university welfare services are available. Nightline services now cover over 100 universities and colleges, or over 1.5 million students, across the UK thanks to an incredible team of over 2,500 trained student volunteers.

The Nightline Association is the registered charity that supports, promotes and develops Nightlines. Nightline Association is run entirely by volunteers, who get to play a hands-on operational and strategic role in the running of a national charity. By volunteering for the Nightline Association you will not only gain more awareness of the work of the Association and the charity sector, you will also gain transferable skills and make new friends.

Role Description

The purpose of your role is to maintain and develop our trust funding streams, encouraging repeat donations and applying to new sources. You will work closely with other members of the team to build a template library for applications, seeking funding for specific projects as well as more generally.

You will sit within the Fundraising, Events & Comms Department in the Fundraising Team, whose purpose is to grow Nightline’s annual income and meet fundraising targets in line with the organisation’s strategy.

Your line manager will be the Fundraising Team Lead.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain relationships with current Trust Funders known to the Association
  • Reaching out to Trusts and other financial streams that may have not been approached by the Association 
  • Work with the other members of the team, contributing ideas and feedback on their work as required
  • Work across the Association to gather information and data required for funding bids
  • Keep the Team Lead up-to-date with your work, participating in regular meetings

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

  • Capable of remote working effectively in a team
  • Detail oriented
  • Understanding of and commitment to the Association’s values and to supporting and developing the Nightline community

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of researching appropriate funders
  • Experience of encouraging repeated donations from funding streams
  • Familiarity with Google Workspace
  • Knowledge of stewardship and maintaining relationships with funders

Commitment

As a rough guide, we usually expect volunteers to commit to an average of 1-2 hours of volunteering per week. We always seek to promote a healthy balance with your other commitments, so volunteering can be flexible to suit your needs.
You are expected to attend online team meetings roughly once a month, and to keep up to date with your emails and messages on Slack. The Nightline Association also has three away days each year which you are encouraged to attend when you can.

How to Apply

Instead of collecting CVs, we ask all candidates to complete the application form on our website and the anonymous equal opportunities monitoring form. In your application we ask that you reflect on relevant experience and competencies that make you a good fit for this role. The deadline for application is 12:00am, 25 February 2024.

Anonymised applications will be shortlisted by a panel based on how well the applicant fits the person specification. We will contact you no more than 10 working days after the closing date to inform you whether you have been shortlisted for an interview. Interviews are conducted over Google Meet, and there may be a second interview stage depending on the outcome of the initial interviews.

For any queries about the recruitment process or requests for reasonable adjustments to support your application, please contact applications@nightline.ac.uk.

Date Posted: January 29, 2024