Fundraising and Communications Officer - Signpost International

Fundraising and Communications Officer - Signpost International 

Location: The Signpost Centre, Dundee, DD4 0HU, UK 

Salary: £22,181  (pro rata) 


About the Organisation 

We are an international development charity taking action against poverty at home and abroad. Signpost was founded in 1992 by Kerry Dixon who saw first hand poverty out in the Philippines. For more than 25 years we have worked around the world supporting whole communities take action against poverty. Our work expands four key areas – hunger and nutrition, sustainable livelihoods, water and sanitation, and global citizenship. Each area of work harnesses the power of education to enable people to reach their potential and build a better future.  
Everything we do at Signpost International is underpinned by our faith and our values. We believe in the inherent worth of each human being, and so exist to help people in need, not taking into account any other factors such as ethnicity, faith, or lack of it: our aim is to support people as they strive towards independent lives and fulfilled potential.  
We currently work in Scotland, Uganda, Tanzania and the Philippines.  


Role Description 

To be responsible for the design and delivery of Signpost International’s fundraising and communications strategy. Raising money from individual and institutional donors, and coordinating and producing PR material and publicity material that is issued by Signpost International, in both print and digital formats. To be responsible for ensuring that all communications reflect the ethos and values of Signpost International. The FCO is line managed by the Chief Executive Officer.

In addition to any other task assigned by the CEO, the main duties of the role are expected to be: 
Core Responsibilities - Fundraising

  • Take the lead on planning and implementing the fundraising and communications strategy
  • Recruit new individual, institutional and corporate donors
  • Research funding opportunities and prepare and submit grant applications in liaison with the programmes department 
  • Organise and promote fundraising events in line with organisational values and principles
  • Arrange and promote speaking events at local churches, schools and clubs to raise awareness and funds for SI
  • Identify and establish mutually beneficial partnerships with local and national businesses
  • Lead on the partnership with Will Relief Scotland, recruit new solicitors, manage social media and grow effectiveness of campaign
  • Lead on planning and writing appeals/campaigns and ensure all activities adhere to GDPR and fundraising regulator standards. 


Core Responsibilities - Communications

  • Maintain and enhance SI’s website in order to attract new, and engage current, supporters
  • Write and take the lead on the design (working with external designer) of tailored communications that will engage supporters
  • Manage and develop our use of social media in line with communications strategy 
  • Develop relationships with media outlets and other key influencers
  • Produce and circulate press releases on a regular basis
  • Lead on the design of promotional material as    required
  • Ensure SI’s principles and values are adhered to in our communications and ensure SI meets the highest standard of best practice in charity      communications
  • Manage volunteer(s) as required 


How to Apply

For more information about the role and how to apply please click here

Closing date: 5pm, on Monday the 18th of February 2019.

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