What is the European Forum?
The European Forum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups is an ecumenical association of LGBT Christian groups in Europe.
The European Forum aims to achieve equality and inclusion for LGBT people within and through Christian churches, other religious bodies and multilateral organisations.
The European Forum works for freedom of religion, for human rights and dignity for LGBT people and for an affirmative discourse on human sexuality.
Job announcement: Fundraiser
The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups is looking for a
FUNDRAISER (part time)
“Help to create a stronger faith voice in favour of LGBT equality in Europe”
The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups is a growing organisation. The LGBT Christian voice in favour of equality for all LGBTs in Europe is increasingly heard and acknowledged. Are you familiar with the situation of LGBT Christians throughout Europe and would you like to make the faith voice in favour of LGBT equality in Europe even stronger? Are you the one that can support our organisation finding the financial resources we need to continue with our work and be our fundraiser?
The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups is an ecumenical network of about 50 groups from 25 countries. We offer you an exciting opportunity to work for our organisation, to help formulate a fundraising strategy, diversify our funding possibilities and to find the necessary funds so that we are able to continue and strengthen our work in the (near) future. The European Forum is looking for a professional fundraiser on a flexible basis (18-24 hours per week).
To be a fundraiser for the European Forum you will need to have excellent communications skills and the enthusiasm to drum up support for our organisation. You will be employed primarily to find contributions of private and other funding organisations to the European Forum by building relationships and exploring new fundraising opportunities from various sources. The ability to network is paramount for this job, since success in the role depends heavily on being able to forge positive relationships with supporting organisations. Fundraisers also work to raise awareness of the work of the European Forum and its aims and goals.
The successful candidate we are looking for:
- has previous experience as a fundraiser;
- has experience in working in a voluntary work environment;has sufficient knowledge in the field of LGBT/human rights;
- has sufficient knowledge in the field of LGBT Christianity throughout Europe;
- has good skills in the field of communication, especially for NGOs;
- has good organisational skills;
- has skills necessary to raise awareness of the European Forum and its work at local, regional and national levels;
- has good skills to increase funds by researching and targeting charitable funding organisations;
- knows how to develop and implement a fundraising strategy for the European Forum;
- can manage and update databases to record donor contacts and preference information;
- has good skills in writing funding proposals;
- can make risk analyses and balance time-cost ratios to focus effort on the most appropriate fundraising activities with the highest chance of success;
- is able to communicate well in both written and spoken English;
- has experience in working under his/her own initiative to strict deadlines;
- is sympathetic to the aims of the European Forum and can commit to working in an ecumenical Christian context;
- is aware of confidentiality requirements of the work.
- To map potential funding organisations
- To write funding proposals
- To develop and implement a strategy for fundraising
- To co-operate closely with the board of the European Forum and to report regularly to one specified Board member, its Programme Officer and the Fundraising Working Group of the European Forum.
Location work base: home based
Period: September 2017 – June 2019 (may be subject to extension)
Form of engagement: as an independent contractor (personal responsibility for paying taxes and social payments in country of origin).
Fee range: €1818 gross salary a month for approximately 18–24 hours per week.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 31 July 2017, 23.59 CET
Note: Interviews will be held on location in Warsaw on 18 and 19 August 2017 (expenses covered by the European Forum)
The European Forum operates an equal opportunities employment policy, in that it does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability or age.