Fundraiser 1280 720 Yellow Door


An exciting position has become available within Yellow Door for a part-time Fundraiser. The successful candidate will earn £30,628.00 per annum pro rata (actual salary £16,120.00, 20 hours a week)

As a vital team member, you will ensure our sustainability and growth by unlocking a diverse array of funding channels, ensuring ample resources to drive our charity forward and create lasting positive change for children and young people. This dynamic position involves securing support through community fundraising and grants, cultivating meaningful relationships with major donors, fostering regular giving, and engaging corporate partnerships. You’ll drive the charity’s vision forward by holding a strategic overview of CYP Yellow Door’s fundraising. Additionally, you’ll be a key influencer in our communications and marketing efforts, helping to amplify our message and connect with supporters on a deeper level. Join us in making a real difference and be a driving force behind the success of CYP Yellow Door’s work in making a difference in young people’s lives.

Role Requirements

Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience in charity fundraising over a range of methods
  • Experience/knowledge of grant/trust applications
  • Experience with a wide range of communication methods, including press and social media.
  • An understanding of the role and contribution of volunteers in the work of a voluntary organisation.
  • Appropriate computer skills
  • Good administration skills
  • Strong IT/computer skills, including Word, Excel and Outlook

Skills/Personal Attributes

  • Ability to plan and manage own time and workload.
  • Ability to set and work to goals and targets.
  • A flexible and strategic mindset
  • Ability to network
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people including volunteers.
  • Good communication skills (flexible, clear, concise) and an ability to
  • promote CYP Yellow Door in the community.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Excellent presentation skills

Role Responsibilities

Income Generation

  • Manage, support, and develop imaginative fundraising activities, some of which will be events-based.
  • Contribute to bid writing for grant/trust applications.
  • Inspire new supporters to raise money while maintaining and developing relationships with existing supporters.
  • Deliver presentations to interested groups and attend events, including cheque presentations.
  • Develop and broaden corporate support.
  • Develop and coordinate web-based fundraising, including social media.

Strategic Direction

  • Maintain and update the fundraising and communications budgets with Manager and Treasurer
  • Develop and update a strategic plan to guide fundraising activities and revenue generation
  • Work in conjunction with the Manager to have a good overall understanding of all revenue streams.


  • Work with the Manager to raise the profile of the charity.
  • Raise awareness of the charity, its service, successes and plans in the local community and through both social media and the local Press.


  • Planning, budgeting, and forecasting income.
  • Preparation of fundraising report for Trustees’ meetings
  • Maintaining the fundraising database and documents.
  • Write and design organisational materials.
  • Write appeals and direct mail in collaboration with other team members
  • Manage the website content, working with the Manager and Administration Officer to update the website’s content, including the blog.
  • Apply for and act as the license holder for the North Somerset Council license needed for raffles and small lotteries


  • Stay abreast of fundraising good practice and legislation, ensuring compliance with the Charities Act and the Institute of Fundraising and FRSB codes of practice. Network with other fundraisers and charity staff when possible
  • Support Manager with ad hoc tasks
  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the post.


  • The post-holder will be expected to adhere to all organisation’s policies, including safeguarding, health and safety, confidentiality, and equality and diversity policies.
  • Flexibility
  • The role requires a willingness to work variable hours, including occasional weekend and evening work.
  • Location: Yellow Door Youth Hub and the possibility of working from home.

Canvey Island Youth Project (Yellow Door)

Canvey Island Youth Project (Yellow Door)  is a small independent charity providing a range of services for young people aged 11 to 25.  Our focus is on young people’s health and well-being, providing services such as advice, information, counselling, outreach, small group work, youth clubs and activities and drug and alcohol education.

Why should you apply?

  • To join a fantastic organisation
  • To become part of a great team
  • Use knowledge and skill set to make a major difference to a small community charity.
  • Help us make a difference in the lives of Young People.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 19th January 2024, at 5 p.m.

Interview dates: Week Starting 29th January 2024.

Yellow Door is an equal-opportunity employer, values diversity, and is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants.

Please note that we are operating a “safer recruitment” policy, and therefore, we will take at least two references before employees start, and all employees will need to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

If you are looking for a challenge, please send your CV and cover letter outlining how you meet the role requirements and how you can demonstrate that you have the skills and experience to do the work. to If you want more information about the work, please call Alex on 01268 683431.


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