Community and Events Fundraising Officer

Employer: Youth First             

Closing on:                  Tuesday, 4 January, 2022, 9am

Working Pattern:         Part-time (14 hrs per week);

Salary:                        £28,000 per annum (pro rata)

Location:                     Bellingham Gateway Youth Centre, 185 Brookehowse Rd., SE6 3TT and Remote Working


About the role

We are looking for a talented and ambitious individual to generate income for Youth First through the development and implementation of a Community and Events Fundraising strategy. This will involve reviewing, managing, and delivering the current events and community fundraising programme, safeguarding existing income streams and building sustainable growth through events and community fundraising.

We are embarking on a period of growth and this post will be a core part of it. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and skilled Community and Events fundraiser who is confident and capable in taking the lead on this key strand of our fundraising stream.

You will be supported by the Deputy CEO. You will also be managing delivery and daily running of the charity’s CRM database.

About you

The ideal candidate will bring experience of successfully building events fundraising streams through different challenge and bespoke events as well developing meaningful relationships with community organisations, schools and faith organisations. They will be results-orientated, managing our events portfolio and developing our income through community fundraising.

They will build excellent working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders as they pull together details of life-changing programmes and projects that we are seeking funding for in order to help the young people make informed choices in their lives. As we are a small team, a team-player attitude is a must, as well as a positive and can-do approach.

If you have excellent communication and event management skills, a natural ability to liaise with stakeholders, and determination to succeed, we would like to hear from you.

About Youth First

Youth First’s mission is to support and improve young people’s lives through positive activities; adventure play and the provision of safe spaces.

Youth First was born from the passion of youth and play workers to create a means to sustain and ideally grow youth work for young people aged 8-19 (up to 25 with SEND), first in Lewisham and now beyond.

Essential requirements

What you can expect

How to apply

Please complete the application form on the Youth First website or send a covering letter and CV addressing the shortlisting criteria to

Interviews will be week commencing: Monday 17 January 2022


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