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Regional Fundraising Manager (Midlands, North West/East)

The Regional Fundraising Manager is a new role within the Fundraising Department to develop a regional fundraising capability for the charity in particular, covering the Midlands, North West and North East of England. The post is responsible for developing and then maintaining a successful fundraising programme in order to maximise income and awareness of Blesma from donors.  The Manager will be supported by the Associate Director of Fundraising to develop the programme and utilising the support and networks in these areas of regionally based Outreach Officers.

About the role

Current holder: New Post

Location: Home-based

Salary and Benefits: £30,000 - £32,544 plus car plus benefits

Holidays 25 days per annum, plus statutory holidays.

Please note this a 2 year fixed term contract.

How to apply

Click here to apply. Applications are in the format of CV in the first instance.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Vikki Park, NFP Consulting – vikki.park@nfpconsulting.co.uk or call 07495 259 123

Closing date: 16th May at 10am

Interview date: 23rd May 2019 in Birmingham or Manchester


Communications Officer

The Communications Officer role will play an important part within the small and dynamic Blesma communications team, supporting the overall communications plan and leading on the internal communications effort across various channels to ensure the connectivity of all parts of the Association; Members, staff, trustees, supporters and volunteers. to apply

About the role

Current holder: New Post

Main purpose: To support Blesma’s strategic aims and objectives by delivering effective communications both outside and within the Association.

Location: Work out of Blesma offices – Frankland Moore House, 185-187 High Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford, RM6 6NA. (Chelmsford from Autumn 2019)

Responsible to Communications Manager

Salary and Benefits: up to £26,000 depending on experience and qualifications

Holidays 25 days per annum, plus statutory holidays.

Main Duties

  • Generate content (writing, editing and proof reading) for online and offline channels including website, social media, press releases, newsletters
  • Draft key messages for target audiences in support of media campaigns
  • To contribute to and help implement Blesma’s communications plan and to provide effective internal communication of relevant corporate information to staff, volunteers and stakeholders
  • Build and maintain a solid understanding of the priorities of Blesma and its standards and values
  • To develop internal communication strategies and plans for specific activity to staff, volunteers and stakeholders (including trustees and VIPs) to meet specified communications objectives
  • Work collaboratively with other Blesma staff to integrate communications into all that we do, producing positive, innovative and impactful communications
  • To help build a culture where two-way internal communication is seen as fundamental and integral to the success of Blesma and its staff, and where communication is seen as the business of every staff member
  • To advocate the critical business importance of internal communications and support the consistent use of the brand, continually evaluating the success of Blesma communications utilising media metrics/insights/web analytics
  • To assist with the research, planning and implementation of a range of events, including Members’ Weekend, AGM and others, providing a communications plan for each event detailing target audience and approaches for reaching them
  • Provide knowledge, support and expertise in audio-visual presentations for staff
  • To manage and maintain the image library and keep other communications team members informed of available imagery
  • Point of contact for and management of advertising in Blesma Magazine and Members’ Bulletin with a remit to increase advertising revenue over time
  • Collate and edit the Members’ Bulletin with direction from DIW (managing editor)
  • Keep staff informed of Blesma in the media (through Meltwater newsletter)
  • Manage Blesma Communications Newsletter to supporters (utilising Mailchimp)
  • Liaise with the Activities Team on the marketing and promotion of Blesma Activities
  • Responsible for fielding research requests and updating research and Blesma Branch webpages
  • Provide Member spokespersons to the media when approved and communicating wider media opportunities to Members such as casting calls, documentary and reality TV requests
  • A preparedness to work outside of office hours with regular UK travel, involving some weekend work.Any other reasonable duties as directed by the Communications Manager, Operations Director or CE

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How to apply

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