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We are recruiting!

Fundraising and Communications Officer(s) (2 x 0.5fte)

CDEC is a small, friendly team of passionate, thoughtful and dedicated people. Our vision is for Cumbria to be characterised by people and organisations in all parts of our communities who actively work together towards a fair and sustainable world. We’re a small charity with big ideas, acting locally on global issues, and we are seeking to expand our team, by creating two new roles: a Fundraising Officer and a Communications Officer. These are both part-time and could be carried out by the same person.

We are proud of the fact that we strive to do, and see, things differently. We believe that how we do things is as important as what we do, and that extends to how we relate with each other and the people we support. Fairness and sustainability are principles that underpin what we do, but more importantly, how we do it. We welcome new ideas, and challenges.

The purpose of the role(s) is to seek and secure funds to support CDEC’s core activities of educating for a fair and sustainable world as well as to lead and co-ordinate CDEC’s growing communication network of global citizenship partners, both within and beyond the education sector. This will secure funding that will contribute to core costs as well as new initiatives and activities with schools and communities and partners.

Tasks will include:

  • research, develop and implement a successful income generation and communications strategy, in consultation with the Director and other members of the team,
  • research and write bids to attract funding for CDEC’s project activities
  • develop and maintain relationships with a growing network of global citizenship partners and donors, both within and beyond the education sector
  • generate creative ideas for building relationships with new partners, resulting in imaginative ‘social capital’, in-kind support, collaborative opportunities, as well as income.

So, if you feel passionately about bringing about positive change, if you’re inspired to think radically about how this might be done, and if you are ready to ‘show up’ to be part of a team that values people – and if you think you meet the requirements of the role(s) – you are invited to apply for one or both of these exciting new roles.

Start date:   4th September 2017
Salary:   £24,849 – £26,675 pa, pro rata
Terms:  2 posts, each 0.5fte, for an initial fixed term of 12 months
Responsible to:  Director
Base: CDEC’s Ambleside office (with some flexibility for working from home)
To apply:  To request an application pack, please email claire@cdec.org.uk (and tell us where you heard about these vacancies). Completed application forms to be returned by email before midnight on 4th July 2017. Interviews will be held on 17th and 18th July.

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