Events Fundraising Officer


Title:                Events Fundraising Officer

Reports To:     Corporate Partnerships Manager

Salary:             £24,000 – £26,000 per annum FTE plus benefits

Location:         Home-based, flexible with easy access to Wiltshire

Contract:        Permanent, part time

Hours:             21 hours per week

Application:    Application Form

Closing Date:  Sunday 14th November 2021 at 5pm

The Charity

At the Youth Adventure Trust, we use outdoor adventure to empower young people from Swindon and Wiltshire to fulfil their potential and lead positive lives in the future. We work with them to build resilience, develop confidence and learn skills that will last a lifetime, helping them to face the challenges in their lives.

Our specially designed Youth Adventure Programme enables young people to challenge themselves, experience success, grow in confidence and develop skills that will last a lifetime. After the main programme, our Mentoring and Bursary Schemes ensure young people receive the maximum benefit from our long term intervention.  Our aim is to make a lasting improvement to the lives of vulnerable young people.

Our programme is completely free of charge to the participants; the continued success of the fundraising team is more important than ever. If you are passionate about giving vulnerable young people life changing opportunities, are looking to join a fundraising team with lots of potential and love being in the outdoors, then this is the job for you.

The Role

Each year, almost 1,000 people take part in a Youth Adventure Challenge Event. We are looking for a dynamic Events Fundraising Officer to recruit and support our fundraisers, assist with the organisation of events and help us to develop this significant income stream.

Working alongside the Corporate Partnerships Manager, the Events Fundraising Officer is instrumental in every step of delivering well-managed, fun and safe events for our corporate partners and event participants, as well as ensuring the fundraising success of each event.

Excellent communication and people skills will be essential as you will play a key role in building up relationships with the clients, the participants and their supporters. Furthermore, you will be involved in the whole process of event organisation, including developing the event, preparing the resources, helping with logistics, maintaining accurate records, reporting and banking and thanking.

The Fundraising Officer must be self-motivated, well organised, able to multi task, a strong administrator, a fantastic team player, have excellent inter-personal skills and enjoy being outdoors.  Paid or voluntary experience in a fundraising environment is essential.  This is a great opportunity for somebody looking to take the next step in their career, with plenty of scope to develop your skills and experience within a supportive team.  This role could become a full time position, depending on success. Please download the Job Pack for a full Job Description and Person Specification.

To Apply

Please complete the Application Form which includes the opportunity to outline why you think you are suitable for this role, making specific reference to the Job Description and Person Specification included in the Job Pack. CVs will not be accepted.

Application forms should be returned to by 5pm on Sunday 14th November 2021. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your application, please contact Louise Balaam, Director of Fundraising.

The Youth Adventure Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all employees to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.