Marketing and Fundraising Officer - Food+

 

Job Description

  • 15 hours per week
  • £21,000 – 22,000 pro-rata depending on experience. Based on 37.5 hour week.

One year fixed term with possibility of extension depending on funding

About Food+

  • Food+ launched in December 2012, an initiative of Citygate Church Beckenham. With the core belief that no one in the UK need go hungry, Food+ set about to redistribute surplus food from major retailers including Sainsbury's and Lidl to those in financial need in the Borough of Bromley, as referred by a collection of local frontline charities.
  • Food+ has grown to a team of forty volunteers, with many businesses and organisations partnering and many private and public sector referring charities.  Food+ now serves around 70 clients a month
  • Food+ is unique in that, with its four hour turnaround and emphasis on both collection and distribution to the end user, it can provide a full grocery shop including all sorts of fresh produce to those most vulnerable in the Borough
  • Food+’s clients are referred directly from local front line services, including Women’s Aid, Bromley Children’s Project, Carers Bromley, Age UK
  • Food+ also delivers Christmas hampers and presents, and supports its vulnerable clients with e.g. house moves, supply of furniture, decorating assistance etc.
  • Food+ is also aiming to launch a number of new projects in 2016 including basic cookery courses for its clients, and family fun days

 

The Role

  • Aside from a part time project manager, Food+ is staffed by volunteers.
  • We have ambitious expansion plans which the successful applicant will play a key role in implementing. Food+ seeks a motivated self-starter with the ideas and drive to take Food+ to the next level
  • establishing a fundraising strategy including seed funding for new initiatives (a key part of which will be corporate sponsorship and major donors) 
  • initiating and developing relationships with suppliers and charity partners
  • Devising and implementing marketing initiatives to attract donors and business and charity partners
  • Developing and strengthening the Food+ brand
  • Assisting in the research and development of business opportunities to gain revenue
  • Seeking and developing opportunities to publicise food+ including in the local and London press and online
  • Limited administrative duties may also be required
  • If desired, there may be the opportunity to manage discreet projects

 

Attributes of successful candidate

Essential

  • Experience of fundraising and/or marketing in the Third Sector
  • Able to identify and develop suitable fundraising opportunities
  • Able to maintain and maximise support through relationships with local businesses, charities, Bromley council and community organisations
  • Able to work without close supervision, and to apply initiative
  • Excellent people skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Strong academic record
  • Ability to listen and communicate well
  • Shares the values of the initiative with conviction

 

Desirable

  • Impressive record in community fundraising including managing relationships with major donors
  • Experience in a small to medium size charity undertaking growth
  • Substantial marketing experience
  • Successful track record in negotiating contracts with suppliers 
  • Experience with social enterprises or in small business
  • Experience of managing social media
  • Food+ is an initiative of Citygate Church.  It is therefore desirable but not essential that the successful applicant shares Citygate's Christian beliefs.

Applications

To apply for this post please send your CV and a covering letter to michael.reid@foodplusbromley.com