Current Vacancies at Headway

Colchester, Essex

 

Fundraising Development Officer

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to bring your experience and knowledge of fundraising to help change the lives of adults with acquired brain injury. You will join our fundraising team on a permanent basis 37.5 hrs per week.  In return, you will receive a salary of £24,000 plus benefits.

For over 35 years Headway Essex has specialised in supporting people living with acquired brain injury.  Our person centred approach means our clients are at the heart of the work we do, providing support and advice at every stage of their recovery post hospital discharge.

As a proactive charity, whose services are always in demand, the Fundraising team raise vital funds to enable us to continue providing and improving these valued services across Essex.

 

The Role

We’re looking for an ambitious, confident and engaging individual who has proven experience of; working with community fundraisers to maximise income generated through community activities; and building new relationships with donors, corporate and other organisations to develop sustainable funding sources.     You will be based in Colchester, but will be required to travel to work across Essex.

You will;

  • Recruit, manage, and support volunteer fundraisers within the community, helping them to reach their fundraising potential
  • Identify and develop new relationships with corporate supporters and fundraising groups across Essex
  • Inspire and bring out the best in our supporters, corporate partnerships and fundraising groups, engaging them with the work of Headway Essex over the long term
  • Be the central point of contact for all fundraising enquiries and oversee the donor and supporter stewardship process.
  • Be an ambassador for Headway Essex in the community, representing Headway Essex at charity events, cheque presentations and talks.

 

Skills and experience required:

  • Educated to GCSE or equivalent level Grade C, English and Math.
  • Proven experience of meeting fundraising targets
  • Excellent ability to motivate, inspire and influence people
  • Strong networking skills and proven ability to build long-lasting relationships with a range of professionals and community fundraisers.
  • Strong operational and organisational abilities and skills to work collaboratively with colleagues, volunteers and other organisations.
  • You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work to deadlines whilst prioritising workload.
  • You will have proficient IT skills.

 

Applicants must:

  • Hold a valid UK driving licence and be a car owner as you will be required to travel across Essex.
  • Have a flexible approach to duties and varied work patterns to accommodate evening and weekend work as required.

 

What you will receive in return:

  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Mileage allowance in line with company policy
  • Time off in lieu for any overtime worked

 

This post is subject to the right to work in the UK, and satisfactory references.  Headway Essex is an equal opportunities employer.

 

This is a rewarding and fast-paced role and no two days will be the same. If you think you have the skills and experience required to be our Fundraising and Development Officer, then please apply today and send your CV and covering letter to: admin@headwayessex.org.uk

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received.  Therefore, we reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.

 

Benfleet, Essex

 

Brain Injury Case Worker

 

For over 35 years Headway Essex has specialised in supporting people living with acquired brain injury.  Our person centered approach means our clients are at the heart of the work we do, providing support and advice at every stage of their recovery post hospital discharge.

We are a proactive charity, whose services are always in demand.  Following a successful application, we are delighted to have been awarded funding from The National Lottery Community Fund so we can meet this demand for our specialised support in South Essex.  We are recruiting now for a self motivated professional who will share our passion for supporting adults living with acquired brain injury in their local area and responding to their needs.

 

The Role

We are looking for an experienced health and social care professional, who is prepared to travel around the county; leading support group meetings, conducting client assessments, providing support and advice to adults with ABI and their carers to help them lead a fulfilling life.

 

As and when required you will provide back up support running activities provided by the South Essex Day Service.

 

You will;

  • Need to have experience of working in an environment supporting clients with diverse needs.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and volunteers and others from a range of health/ social care, and community organisations.
  • Have good communication, IT, organisational and general administrative skills.
  • Need a good understanding of safeguarding and health and safety.
  • Have an NVQ Level 2 or above in Health and Social Care (or an equivalent).
  • Be educated to ‘O’ level (or equivalent) English and Math Grade C standard
  • Be prepared to use your own vehicle to travel across Essex and work some evenings.

 

Benefits

£20,000 pro-rata per annum, Part time 30 hrs per week working Tuesday-Friday

22.5 days holiday per annum, (including bank holidays).

Pension Scheme, mileage allowance in line with company policy and time off in lieu for any overtime worked.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and the right to work in the UK.  Headway Essex is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Applications

 

If you want to be part of our friendly staff and volunteer team who improve the lives of adults living acquired brain injury, you can apply to the above vacancies by sending your CV and covering letter to:

admin@headwayessex.org.uk

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received.  We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.

All applications will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Statement – www.headwayessex.org.uk.

Our Mission

Is to ensure everyone living with the effects if acquired brain injury has the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life.

Our Vision

Is, through our work:

  • People with acquired brain injury will fulfil their potential
  • Families and carers will be better able to cope with their caring roles
  • The wider community will understand the cause and effects of acquired brain injury

As with many local charities, we rely on local fundraising to assist us in maintaining a high level of care and support. If you are interested in helping in anyway, we would love to hear from you.

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