Community Fundraiser

Community Fundraiser A key role within the team, you will be responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies and maximising income from community fundraising initiatives and events.


To be responsible for implementing the Community Fundraising and individual giving strategy, maximising income from community fundraising streams and delivering/exceeding financial targets. To be jointly responsible, with the Events Manager, for the income of community events.


  1. Work directly with the Head of Community Engagement to implement the community fundraising and individual giving strategy.

  2. Plan and deliver exciting fundraising activities to engage with our >£1,000 donors.

  3. To liaise with <£1,000 donors who are attendees, table hosts, sponsors, attendees to our events encouraging their continued involvement and support.

  4. To raise awareness with and build, develop and retain relationships with communal organisations such as synagogues, schools, lodges, youth organisations, local businesses etc. to gain their financial and practical support of Norwood.

  5. Ensure that community fundraising is an integrated part of an effective wider programme of engagement and supporter acquisition and generate a significant percentage of the Norwood’s revenue.

  6. To hold a number of key donor relationships and work to maintain and develop the relationships and level of support to Norwood.

  7. Working alongside the Young Peoples Programme & Project Manager, develop and nurture relationships with young volunteer fundraisers e.g. through a bar/bat mitzvah programme, youth organisations etc, with the aim of maximising the funds they raise and their engagement with Norwood.

  8. Coordinate the appropriate use of volunteers to support local fundraising.

  9. To develop and manage a ‘Celebrate’ campaign

  10. Produce reports when required, Respond to all enquires made by phone, post and email. Acknowledging donations appropriately; write effective thank you letters.

  11. To keep abreast of life events of our donors through monitoring of communal publications and communicate appropriately. Ensure Raisers Edge is kept up to date.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the service

Essential Requirements:

  • Substantial and proven experience of CommunityFundraising
  • Experience of developing relationships with communal organisations
  • Experience of working with a wide range of individuals at any level


  • The opportunity to work for a leading UK charity
  • Competitive salary & benefits package
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • 1pm finish on a Friday
  • A challenging and varied role
  • A supportive team
  • Additional leave during Jewish festivals

Head Office:

  • Located 3 mins walk from Jubilee Line tube on a busy high street
  • Staff car park on site

Norwood is committed to offering high quality, continuous professional development for our staff.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.

Patron: Her Majesty The Queen.

Registered Charity No: 1059050.

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