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Community & Events Fundraising Officer

are you an inspiring and aspiring fundraiser with great people skills?


about us

CICRA is the charity for children and young people with crohns and colitis. Our vision is a childhood unlimited by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our mission is to lead research into better treatments, to support children and families with relevant information and advice, to work with health professionals to improve care and to give children a voice to increase public understanding.


about the role

The Community and Events Fundraising Officer will be responsible for delivering CICRA’s community and events portfolio and engage with a wide range of supporters, volunteers and members. This new role focuses on supporting CICRA’s fundraising in order to grow our income and supporter base alongside our reach and our membership. We are looking for someone to support and encourage our fundraisers and deal empathetically with our members.

Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for cultivating support, thanking donors and delivering an excellent supporter journey to all our fundraisers. You will occasionally be asked to attend events outside of usual working hours but will receive time off in lieu. This role is intended as full time 35 hours per week, with 25 days paid holiday (plus bank holidays) and includes a NEST pension. However, we are open to some flexibility on total hours for the right candidate, though we do need 5 day cover in the office.


about you

With responsibility for the delivery of our community and events portfolio, you will have the ability to work on your own initiative, build rapport quickly, and you will have a natural passion for building relationships and delivering the highest levels of stewardship. You will be an ambitious fundraiser with a minimum of 12 months community or events fundraising under your belt. You will have excellent communication skills, the ability to prioritise your workload and manage multiple tasks, as well as produce regular reports and mailings. You will contribute to a small charity team and bring with you a passion for fundraising.

This is an exciting opportunity to extend your experience of fundraising, using your own initiative to inspire members/supporters/ schools/local groups etc. to fundraise for CICRA, with either yours or their ideas and in doing so help children with inflammatory bowel disease and their families.

how to apply

If you would like an informal chat about the role, our organisation or our future plans, please email our CEO on to arrange a time.

To apply, please download and read the full job description and person specification. Please submit a copy of your CV with a two page supporting statement outlining why you are interested in the opportunity and how you meet the person specification, by Tuesday 31st March 2020, to

Closing date: Tuesday 31st March 2020, please note we may interview candidates that are a strong match before the closing date.

first round interviews: 7/8th April 2020
second round interviews: week commencing 13th April 2020

Please be aware, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified

CICRA is committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants regardless of background. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths so we seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, reflecting the diverse nature of our society.

CICRA Community and Events Fundraising Officer.pdf

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