Community and Events Fundraising Trustee

In and around Brighton & Hove, Sussex
The position is unremunerated but all reasonable expenses will be met.
12 May 2017
12 Aug 2017
TSV-CEF Trustee
Hours per month
1 to 10 hours
Long Term

The Martin Fisher Foundation vision is to move TOWARDS ZERO HIV stigma, ZERO new HIV infections and ZERO deaths from HIV in Brighton & Hove by 2025. It is currently working with stakeholders to develop a ‘Towards Zero HIV’ strategy and implementation plan that will set out ways in which everyone can contribute to these important aspirational goals.

About the role

Currently the Martin Fisher Foundation has one research programme, but expects to fundraise for several more research studies working across the city, it will also be fundraising to facilitate the coordination of the Stakeholders to roll out the Towards Zero Strategy in Brighton & Hove.  The work will focus on five key areas: reducing Stigma, increasing HIV testing, improving access to PrEP,  Peer & Patient Support and Championing Research & Evaluation.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, committed Trustee with knowledge and experience of community and events fundraising to join the Board.   This Trustee will take an active role to help direct the Foundation’s Fundraising Strategy, enabling us to expand further and consolidate our work and drive the charity forward in its ambitious future plans.   (Ideally someone based locally to Brighton but this is not essential).

The ideal candidate will have innovative ideas and be able to think creatively. All Trustees are expected to assist the Foundation to secure a sustainable and diverse funding base for the organisation. An understanding of the voluntary sector and previous experience as a charity volunteer or Trustee are both desirable but not essential.

2.0 Main Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of the fundraising strategy and oversee the implementation of the community and events income generation components
  • Monitor fundraising progress and hold fundraisers to account and to ask the right questions about fundraising strategy and implementation.
  • Strategically assess where fundraising fits into the overall organisation strategy and to work with senior fundraising staff to ensure effective income generation is being achieved.
  • Contributing knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies, understanding results and approving budgets with real insight.
  • Carry out risk assessment at every fundraising stage, especially when considering new or ambitious fundraising strategies.
  • Network on behalf of the charity to solicit funds on a peer to peer basis.

To Apply

If you are interested in this role please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your experience, suitability for the role and why you would like to be involved with the Martin Fisher Foundation to:  Closing Date 31st May 2017  

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