Events and Community Fundraising Executive (Six months contract with the potential to be extended) – Tower Hill London

Refuge is the country’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 3,800 women and children in our national network of services.  These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.


Job title: Events and Community Fundraising Executive (Six months contract with the potential to be extended)


Salary: £25,500-£30,600 per annum

Hours:  37.5 hours per week                            

Location: London, Tower Hill


It is an exciting time to be joining Refuge. Recent investment in fundraising sees us at the start of a new and ambitious long term strategy. You will be joining a small but passionate team of professionals determined to embrace the targets and challenges ahead, bringing creativity and focus to your role.


The Role

As Events and community fundraising executive you will be responsible for raising funds and awareness for Refuge by delivering a programme within both events and community fundraising. This will include marketing events, whilst focusing on the recruitment, engagement and motivation of supporters, to maximise all income opportunities.


Under the events remit of the role, this will include the management and implementation of a portfolio of challenge events such as the Virgin London Marathon and Royal Parks Half marathon, as well as project managing any Refuge own event. Under the community remit of the role, you will be responsible for the proactive recruitment and retention of Refuge supporters across all community fundraising audiences, ensuring you maximise all financial and non-financial opportunities.


About you

To be the successful candidate you will have experience of working in a fundraising environment, in an events or community fundraising capacity. You will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to motivate and recognise the efforts of our event and community supporters, as well as an unquestionable attention to detail allowing for a busy but rewarding workload. As a proactive member of the team you will be able to work under your own initiative and keep abreast of the competitive charity event marketplace. You will be a passionate fundraiser and looking to further your career within an organisation working to support women and children escaping domestic violence.


All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all of our work.


Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development. We offer the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.


To apply please complete the application form below and send to


Closing date:    26th October 2016  at 10.00am                                          

Interview date: 7th and 8th November 2016

Application Form and Diversity

Events and Community Fundraising Executive JD

Refuge Benefits (Staff) 2016


No agencies please – as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.


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