Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
We’re seeking an exceptional, go-getting fundraiser to join Oxfam’s Community Engagement team. The right person for this role will be results-driven and ambitious, with a proven track record of meeting targets and delivering outstanding supporter care.
As community engagement manager for the North region will maintain and maximise existing volunteer networks by providing excellent stewardship and guidance to enable Oxfam’s supporters to give their time, money and voice to help beat poverty for good. You will also work to instigate and grow new relationships with individuals, fundraising groups and corporate partners across the region. You will also craft and implement a localised community engagement strategy, working closely with Oxfam’s extensive retail network, that inspires and motivates volunteers to raise funds and take action.
Another aspect of this role involves managing our established product Oxjam Music Festival in your area, recruiting and supporting volunteer music event organisers to deliver fantastic fundraising events.
What we are looking for
We’re looking for an experienced and driven community fundraiser or volunteer manager with plenty of enthusiasm to join our talented Community Engagement team. You will define and grow Oxfam's grassroots presence across the North region, and manage the regional budget.
You will be a confident communicator and adept public speaker, well able to engage and inspire people to dedicate their time and efforts to support Oxfam. You will have a talent for spotting opportunities to attract and motivate new supporters, as well as the ability to nurture existing volunteers in order to meet income targets and deliver agreed influencing KPIs.
You will be experienced in managing high value and high profile partnerships at a regional level and have exceptional interpersonal skills, along with the ability to influence key stakeholders both within the organisation and externally.
This role will give you an opportunity to provide effective guardianship and stewardship of individuals and groups/networks of Oxfam GB supporters in the community, and enable them to engage with Oxfam in a variety of ways.
You will have the opportunity to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their field. The role offers appropriate training and development opportunities, fair pay and a competitive benefits package
Please note the role will be home - based in the North region.
The North region encompasses The Isle of Anglesey, Gwynedd, Clwyd, Wrexham, Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Riding of Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland and Scotland. This role will be home based within the region and would be ideally suited, but not limited to, candidates centrally located within Northern England.
Our values and commitment to safeguarding
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.
Please note interested candidates must have right to work & reside in the UK in order to apply for this role.
How to apply
As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.
Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.